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3:39 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Immigrants Rally in Lumberton

Protesters preparing to march

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Local Interest
3:14 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Greenville Loop's Loops

Wilmington, NC – While residents in some parts of Wilmington remain concerned about the impact Autumn Hall will have on traffic, Wilmington city planners say it's a good example of actually reducing congestion on major roads. And they point to a more established Wilmington neighborhood's road system as an example of what failing to plan for traffic can look like. WHQR's Catherine Welch explains.

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Local Interest
10:32 am
Fri April 28, 2006

Primary Candidates Answer Questions about Inlet Dredging

Wilmington, NC – Martin Herring and incumbent Russell Tucker are the democratic candidates looking to challenge republican candidate Richard Kaiser.


When asked about the dwindling federal dollars for inlet dredging and whether the state should take over funding for dredging Herring says the like the new state Lottery, lawmakers should find a creative solution to drum up money for dredging.

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Local Interest
11:17 am
Thu April 27, 2006

Primary Candidates Answer Questions about Employment in Rural N.C.

Wilmington, NC – Martin Herring and incumbent Russell Tucker are the democratic candidates looking to challenge republican candidate Richard Kaiser.


Herring studied political science at Fayetteville State and is the father of a son.


When asked about what needs to be done to bring new jobs to rural parts of southeastern North Carolina, he says the state needs to focus on developing small businesses.

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Local Interest
10:37 am
Tue April 25, 2006

Primary Candidates Answer Questions about In-State Tuition

Wilmington, NC – Martin Herring and incumbent Russell Tucker are the democratic candidates looking to challenge republican candidate Richard Kaiser.


Herring has worked for IBM and is currently a musician playing saxophone.


When asked whether children of undocumented residents should be offered in-state tuition to public schools if they have spent at least four years in a state school system, he says there needs to be more research on the issue.

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Local Interest
11:08 am
Mon April 24, 2006

Primary Candidate Answer Questions about Education

Wilmington, NC – Martin Herring and incumbent Russell Tucker are the democratic candidates looking to challenge republican candidate Richard Kaiser.


Herring studied political science at Fayetteville State and is the father of a son. When asked what needs to be done to bring more qualified teachers to North Carolina schools, he says the state needs to offer competitive employment packages.

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Local Interest
10:36 am
Tue April 18, 2006

Wilmington's Corner Stores

Wilmington, NC – The small grocery stores scattered throughout downtown Wilmington are there as a convenient place to pick up eggs or milk.


But many of them also serve as a place where people gather to deal in illegal activity.


The store at 12th and Chestnut in downtown Wilmington sits on one corner targeted by the Wilmington Police Department.


WHQR looks into what's being done to clean up this intersection that has had a long history of trouble.

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Local Interest
11:35 am
Thu April 13, 2006

Easter Outfits: Good Job Brownie

Wilmington, NC – Easter and children and animals are all part of the glorious season of Spring and celebration, says commentator Nan Graham.

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Local Interest
5:15 am
Thu April 13, 2006

Freeze on Sewer Hookups

Wilmington, NC – The moratorium on future hookups to the Northeast Interceptor kicks in on May 27th and will expire when work is completed on a segment along Shipyard Boulevard between Holly Tree Road and Stonewall Jackson Drive.


That work is expected to wrap up in November. But in his letter to city officials, the Division of Water Quality's Ed Beck said the moratorium could be extended if city engineering consultants find other critical segments needing repairs.

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Local Interest
6:10 am
Fri April 7, 2006

Building on the Cape Fear River

Wilmington, NC – The New Hanover County Planning Board has tabled a request for a special permit to build a development on the west bank of the Cape Fear River.


The complex called City View would include 400 dwelling units, retail outlets and office space on a plot of land just south of the Battleship North Carolina.


The development would house some of those units in a 260-foot tall tower that opponents say would be the tallest structure east of I-95.

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