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. Wilmington teacher Tracey Wilkes recalls one of her early conversations with student Cache Barnes: “I remember you saying “I’m a piece of garbage, why would you care?” Wilkes knew better and was going to push Barnes. She remembers “…you were this shining...

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. Nancy Stoner, with the help of her service dog, makes a disturbing discovery about the home life of one of her students in a reading group. Stoner recalls the sadness and significance of the event: “Through a therapy dog, this boy’s life was changed.” (April...

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 today's story, a man crosses a street and a romance begins. He was an American in Brazil and spoke no Portuguese. She was a Brazilian and spoke little English. Most of their first dates were closely chaperoned, under the direction of her parents. After...

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. Bertha and Rita Todd recall graduation season in the Spring of 1968 at Wilmington’s Williston High School. It was to be the final commencement. Williston’s student body was to be integrated into other area schools, and would cease to exist as a secondary...

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. Today we bring you the story of a couple struggling to conceive. Liz and Jakob Karlsmark realize, after eight years of trying, they will likely never have a child. They find themselves grappling with one question: “What are we here for, then?” (April 7, 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. The romance of Murphy Turner and Kelly Luckhaus has anything but a typical genesis. It's a love story that comes together over a period of fifteen years, spans the continent, and overcomes myriad obstacles. Listen to the couple tell their star crossed story....

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 today's story, Michael Glancy tells Kathleen Glancy about his experience coming of age as a busboy in Wilmington, navigating complicated race relations, and his eventual departure from the town. (April 5, 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 today's story, Carolyn James and her Cape Fear Literacy Council teacher Sara Strassle meet-up to talk about Carolyn's journey. Carolyn was in third grade when she left her all-black school in South Carolina to be integrated into a white school called...

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 today's story, twin sisters Frances Weller and Margaret Weller Stargell listen as their mother, Katherine, describes their grandmother who passed away just days after they were born. (April 1, 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.

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