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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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Local Interest
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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Local Interest
9:46 am
Mon January 23, 2006

Bob Edwards -- Extended Interview

Bob Edwards

Wilmington, NC – You can find an extended version of the interview with Bob Edwards at our Public Arts page.

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Local Interest
4:38 am
Sun January 15, 2006

A Conversation With E.B. Turner

Wilmington, NC – The Reverend E.B. Turner spent more than 40 years in the Robeson County political arena. Now retired, Turner talks with WHQR's Catherine Welch about creating racial harmony during the integration of Robeson County schools and working within the political system to bring better housing conditions for Lumberton's black residents.

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Local Interest
5:49 am
Wed January 11, 2006

New Design for Wilmington Convention Center

Wilmington, NC – The redesign includes a public park area along with other changes.


The new design expands the exhibit hall to 25,000 square feet and includes three meeting rooms.


Designers shrank the adjacent parking garage to make sure it doesn't tower over the center and chose to brick the garage's first floor so it blends with surrounding former railroad buildings.


New drawings show the convention center covered by an asymmetrical vaulted roof.

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Local Interest
1:47 am
Mon January 9, 2006

Helping the Homeless

Wilmington, NC – A North Carolina psychiatric hospital and a Myrtle Beach organization are sending homeless people to Wilmington on one-way bus tickets,leaving it up to law enforcement and local agencies to stem the flow and help these new arrivals. WHQR's Catherine Welch has more.

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Local Interest
1:47 am
Mon January 9, 2006

Helping the Homeless

Wilmington, NC – A North Carolina psychiatric hospital and a Myrtle Beach organization are sending homeless people to Wilmington on one-way bus tickets,leaving it up to law enforcement and local agencies to stem the flow and help these new arrivals. WHQR's Catherine Welch has more.

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Local Interest
10:20 am
Fri January 6, 2006

Steve Taylor's Flick Picks of 2005

Wilmington, NC – Steve Taylor rolls out his list of the best films from 2005.

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Local Interest
4:13 pm
Thu January 5, 2006

The Joy of Conroy

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham is our life-long southerner, and Pat Conroy will be at Thalian Hall on Friday, January 20th.

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Local Interest
12:21 pm
Wed December 28, 2005

Funding the Arts

Wilmington, NC – Support for local arts and cultural programming comes from WHQR members, and Landfall Foundation, an organization of residents who support projects enhancing health, education and the arts in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties.

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