Castle Hayne, NC – GE Nuclear wants to draw its future technicians from the boys, and girls, next door.
The company has donated $175,000 to Cape Fear Community College's foundation to set up a nuclear technician training program. The donation is intended to cover start-up costs and a specialized instructor.
Wilmington, NC – Raoul Middleman has little use for meticulous detail. The painter can wring an entire landscape out of a canvas in under an hour, without breaking a sweat, a talent he's currently demonstrating to a circle of slightly awed artists in a weedy lot next to acme art studios.
Wilmington, NC – The historic courthouse that's home to the Associated Artists of Southport has galleries and classrooms, but no elevator, making the building's second floor off-limits to some patrons and members.
The group wants to add an elevator to the Franklin Square Gallery, to open up access to its second floor. As founding member Ortrud Tyler describes it, the climb is a problem for Southport's older art lovers.
Wilmington, NC – Every once in a while Wilmington drivers catch a glimpse of someone riding their bike on city streets. WHQR caught up with local cyclist David Dumond to talk about what it's like to hit the road on two wheels.
Wilmington, NC – Oak Island resident Muriel Nelson says her beach is sometimes just "a sea of rocks."
Nelson blames a sand renourishment project five years ago for leaving these lumpy leftovers along the strand. Environmental rules prevent the island from using machines to pick them up. So this weekend volunteers will apply some elbow grease to reclaim their sand, gathering the rocks by hand. The 'Rock'n Party' is organized by Oak Island's Beach Preservation Society, which Nelson vice-chairs.
Wilmington, NC – Coastal and waterway groups from across the state converged onto Capitol Hill Tuesday to talk with members of the North Carolina delegation.
Members of the Wilmington-New Hanover County Ports, Waterways & Beach Commission walked miles down marbel halls, shaking hands and passing out jars of sand as a reminder that sand needs to be scooped out of area inlets and dumped onto eroding beaches.
Wilmington, NC – It's out with the old and in with the new as Wilmington Police officially lock the doors on their Red Cross Street Headquarters at 5pm Friday evening, saying goodbye to the department's home for the past 45 years.
All regular desk services will be available at the new facility starting this weekend.
Department spokesperson Lucy Crockett says officers have a lot to look forward to in the new building, from a modern forensic lab, to plenty of parking.