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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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Local Interest
3:06 pm
Wed December 21, 2005

The Perfect Christmas

Wilmington, NC – The goal for most parents is to deliver a perfect Christmas to their children. Good luck, says commentator David Hill.

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Local Interest
11:50 am
Wed December 14, 2005

Knitting Up A Storm

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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Local Interest
10:55 am
Mon November 7, 2005

Lumberton's Park Bonds

An old barn and silo sit on part of what would be the newest park in Lumberton.

Lumberton's Park Bonds

Wilmington, NC – Morning traffic hums on Elizabeth Town road as early autumn winds blow through acres of Pecan Trees.

The old dairy farm reduced to an aging barn and silo sits quietly as residents debate whether it will become part of a new 91-acre park,a place former head of Lumberton Parks and Recreation Wendell Statton envisions filled with ball fields and walking paths.

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