StoryCorps Wilmington

It was four years ago when twin sisters Frances Weller and Margaret Weller-Stargell came to WHQR to record a conversation while the national StoryCorps project was in Wilmington. 

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Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.

“This is who I am. Whatever issues I have...financial problems problems…strengths I have…however beautiful or ugly I am by social standards….This is who I am, I’m just going to kind of roll with it.” -Gambony

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Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.

Maryann Nunnally and Julie Hardison speak about the stories from their family history. Nunnally recalls a death-bed teaching moment that her mother instinctively seized upon. 

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.

In speaking of meeting his wife online, Jeffrey Terry says this: "[Her profile]  "was piercing, reaching through data, the internet, and distance." They exchange a number of emails before meeting in a coffee shop. It's a story of finding love in a digital age. 

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.

Not having enough cash for a spare tire leads Irving Fogler to sleep an evening on a couch, and to the love of his life. “Within a month I was hopelessly in love with Joann.” He proposes to her in an unusual way, in an unusual setting. It’s another fine love story from StoryCorps Wilmington. 

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.

Speaking of her aunt’s business: “It was a man’s business, it wasn’t something that ladies did. She decided she was going to keep the business.” Listen to Susan Johnson speak about the inspiration and strength she takes from her aunt's example. Strength that has helped her as a business owner herself.  (April 27, 2011)

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.

In this clip, Melinda and Blaire Ervin speak about sexuality and the community perception of sexuality. Speaking about life before coming out: ​“I shouldn’t have these feelings…it made me sad that I couldn’t be who I wanted to be.” Listen to the audio clip, a story of empowerment and feeling comfortable being yourself.

(April 20, 2011)

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.

Dana Sachs with husband Todd Berliner and Rabbi Moshe Lieblich speak about Lieblich’s arrival in Wilmington. Rabbi Lieblich describes his reception and acceptance into the Wilmington community: “I never new what grits was….for the most part I appreciated the warmth that people have….people are very friendly.” 

(April 14, 2011)

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