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12:28 pm
Tue February 21, 2006

Preparations for (Civil) War

Unidentified sergeant, U.S. Colored Troops.
(Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University)

This weekend is the 141st anniversary of the Battle of Forks Road, the final Union victory before the taking of Wilmington in the Civil War. The Cameron Art Museum, which now occupies that former battlefield, hosts a re-enactment this weekend, boasting the largest gathering of African-American re-enactors ever in the state. WHQR's Megan Williams joined one of them to learn more about his preparations...

Wilmington, NC, February 22, 2006 – Hard Tack

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10:23 am
Tue February 21, 2006

Preparations for (Civil) War

Wilmington, NC, February 22, 2006 – You can find this story on our local arts page.

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Local Interest
11:02 am
Fri February 17, 2006

N.C. Community Colleges Give Back Funds

Wilmington, NC – The North Carolina Community College system controls funds earmarked for community colleges.

In a process called "reversion" the system calls back a certain percentage to help it make up shortfalls.

This fiscal year, all 58 community colleges have been asked to return 1% of their budget, and now they're being asked to return another .5%.

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11:49 am
Tue February 7, 2006

Council of State Clears Way for Brunswick Port

Wilmington, NC – The port is planned for 600 acres of land on the Cape Fear River just north of Southport.


It's designed to take in nearly two million containers a year, rivaling the Port of Charleston.


The ports made a $3 million down payment on the land last month, and says the next step is to close on the property in March. After that, there will be environmental impact studies and impact assessments by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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11:44 am
Tue February 7, 2006

Council of State Clears Way for Brunswick Port

Wilmington, NC – The international port is planned for 600 acres of land on the Cape Fear River just north of Southport. It's designed to take in nearly two million containers a year, rivaling the Port of Charleston.

The North Carolina State Ports Authority made a $3 million down payment on the land last month, and says the next step is to close on the property in March.

After that, there will be environmental impact studies and impact assessments by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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10:42 am
Thu February 2, 2006

What's Next: The Homeless

Wilmington, NC – This week, WHQR is featuring a series of conversations talking about what's ahead in our region.


WHQR's Catherine Welch talks with Katrina Knight, executive director of Good Shepherd Ministries about what she's seeing in the homeless community.


We start off our conversation talking about the people she sees walking through her doors.

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7:25 am
Thu February 2, 2006

What's Next: UNCW Athletics

Wilmington, NC – The basketball team is near the top of Colonial Athletic Association division ranking,the baseball team is getting national attention and members of the UNCW swimming and soccer teams are receiving division and state honors.


But for some reason, the team on everyone's mind is a team the university doesn't even have - football.


Athletic Director Mike Capaccio says it's a subject he talks about - a lot.

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1:12 am
Wed February 1, 2006

What's Next: The Film Industry

Wilmington, NC – North Carolina's film industry pushed and lawmakers passed incentives for film production last summer.


The incentives deliver a 15% rebate on goods, services and labor for productions with at least a $250,000 budget.


While the industry is now using the incentives to lure productions, it's keeping an eye on South Carolina, that also has a generous package.

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1:52 am
Tue January 31, 2006

What's Next: Ex-Offenders

Wilmington, NC – This week, WHQR is featuring a series of conversations talking about what's ahead in our region. This morning WHQR's Catherine Welch talks with Advocate Frankie Roberts who runs an agency helping ex-offenders in New Hanover County re-enter the community after incarceration.

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12:46 am
Mon January 30, 2006

What's Next: Ports

Wilmington, NC – In mid-January, the North Carolina Ports Authority put up $3 million and singed a deal for 600 acres of land along the Cape Fear River just north of Southport.


This is where the Ports Authority wants to build a brand new port that would take in two-million containers and rival the Port of Charleston.

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