Wilmington

Midday Interviews - 8/20/14
4:02 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Midday Interview: Bill Hamlet and Jenny McKinnon-Wright on the Landfall Art Show and Sale

Artist Jenny McKinnon- Wright and Landfall Foundation President Bill Hamlet
Alexa Doran

The 2014 Landfall and Art show is Thursday through Saturday at the Landfall Dye Clubhouse. It runs from 10 am to 7 pm each day, with a cash bar provided from 5-7 pm. One hundred artists will be showing their work. Admission is free and 30% of the sales go to the Landfall Foundation, which helps support local non-profits. Today's guests were Landfall Foundation President Bill Hamlet and artist Jenny McKinnon-Wright.  For more details visit LandfallFoundation.org

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Midday Interviews - 8/13/14
2:55 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Midday Interview: Tony Rivenbark on "Introducing Thalian Hall"

Joining us today was Tony Rivenbark, Executive Director of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Rivenbark has just published "Introducing Thalian Hall" as part of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series. Something of a local celebrity, Rivenbark is known for his talent as an actor, director and raconteur and is the perfect person to write the captions for historical images of Thalian Hall.  Rivenbark will be hosting a book singing and chat in Thalian Hall's Ballroom at 3pm this Sunday.

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Local
2:45 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Public Archaeology Corps Excavates and Preserves Historic Cistern in Downtown Wilmington

Jonathan Schleier (left), founder of Public Archaeology Corps, Justin Freeman (right), and volunteers work to excavate the historic cistern.
Isabelle Shepherd

Developers inadvertently destroy archaeological sites on private land every year. Public Archaeology Corps’ mission is to reverse this trend, and they’re starting in Wilmington.

A motley crew of volunteers is unearthing a historic cistern in downtown Wilmington. A wife, grandfather, daughter, brother-in-law, and friends sift through dirt and identify found artifacts. Jonathan Schleier, archaeologist and founder of Public Archaeology Corps, says the new nonprofit aims to engage both trained archaeologists and interested civilians in discovering and preserving history:

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Local - December 12
5:55 am
Thu December 12, 2013

WHA Hoping to Build New Low-Income Senior Facility

Wilmington's Robert R. Taylor Senior Development
Wilmington Housing Authority

It’s a busy time of year for most, but especially for the Wilmington Housing Authority. Not only is the Authority gearing up to apply for a massive federal grant to revitalize areas of the city surrounding the Hillcrest community, but it’s also angling for competitive state tax credits to enable new construction. These credits, reports WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly, would provide housing for a burgeoning low-income demographic: senior citizens.

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Soup to Nuts Live!
5:15 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Jeanne Jolly Returns to a Full House at STNL!

Jeanne Jolly

There's no mistaking the voice. Or the songwriting. Once again, Jeanne Jolly brought the whole package to WHQR's Soup To Nuts Live! in Wilmington NC on Thursday, April 18, 2013. 8-string guitarist (and Jeanne's producer) Chris Boerner and drummer Nick Baglio painted a wonderfully melodic backdrop for Jeanne's performance.

You can discover more about Jeanne Jolly at www.jeannejolly.com.

Local
4:03 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Baseball stadium deal still in progress; announcement to come Monday

WilmingtonCity officials are still working on the details of a final agreement with Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves on building a minor league baseball stadium at the riverfront. 

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Local
10:02 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Nuclear watchdog group requests ASLB open final GE-Hitachi review to public

The Forrestal Building, United States Department of Energy headquarters

GE-Hitachi’s subsidiary, Global Laser Enrichment, is facing the last regulatory hurdle before a 40-year license is granted to enrich uranium in Castle Hayne – just outside of Wilmington.   Judges with the Atomic Safety Licensing Board have closed the final hearing to the public in its entirety.  But as WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, one nuclear watchdog group is urging officials to reconsider that closed-door decision.

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Local
6:33 am
Fri July 6, 2012

GE-Hitachi uranium enrichment final license review to be private meeting

General Electric

One of the final regulatory hurdles before GE-Hitachi receives a 40-year license to enrich uranium in Castle Hayne will happen behind closed doors. 

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Local
5:00 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Community coalition pushes for Public Access Channel in Wilmington

courtesy: WFAVs

In 2009, Time Warner Cable made a business decision to shut down Wilmington’s public access channel, which mainly broadcast programming from area churches.

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Local
6:36 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Weekend pro-baseball rally draws crowd

By Tage Olsin

On Saturday, around 100 people showed up at Innis Park, next to City Hall to support a baseball stadium coming to Wilmington.

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