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Wilmington, NC – Born in 1915, Claude Howell was a Wilmington resident who lived most of his life in room #44 of the historic Carolina Apartments.

A painter who captured on canvas the light and life of North Carolina, Claude Howell was widely considered the Dean of North Carolina painting.

But Claude was also a compulsive writer. A man who starting at the age of 10 meticulously wrote journals filled with everything he did. More than 300 of those journal entries were turned into commentaries recorded for WHQR.

Wilmington, NC – For anyone who ever tried hiding army men in the family piano as a kid or figured out how to make ghost noises on the flute, the Chamber Music Society of Wilmington is playing your song.

Wilmington, NC – Insurance Commissioner Jim Long says the state needs to adopt provisions requiring either plywood, shutters or impact resistant windows for new homes in coastal areas.

The Department of Insurance says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has warned that homes destroyed by flying debris could loose out on federal assistance unless the provisions are adopted.

Courtesy: Star-News

Wilmington, NC – Born in 1915, Claude Howell was a Wilmington resident who lived most of his life in room #44 of the historic Carolina Apartments.

A painter who captured on canvas the light and life of North Carolina, Claude Howell was widely considered the Dean of North Carolina painting.

Claude was also a compulsive writer. A man who starting at the age of 10, meticulously wrote journals filled with everything he did. More than 300 of those journal entries were turned into commentaries recorded for WHQR.

Ocean, NC, March 1, 2006 – You can find this story on our Public Arts page.

(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

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

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%.

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.

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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