Wilmington

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:

WHA Hoping to Build New Low-Income Senior Facility

Dec 12, 2013
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.

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.

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. 

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.

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

Weekend pro-baseball rally draws crowd

May 21, 2012
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.

UNCW will be the permanent home for a Wilmington tradition called Art for the Masses.

About 250 people showed up at River Front Park in downtown Wilmington yesterday for a protest. They took issue with the New Hanover County Commission’s unanimous rejection of an almost $9,000 family planning grant from the state earlier this week. 

Local Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Mar 8, 2012
By en:United States Post Office Department (scanned stamp) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Saturday morning 700 girls from New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts and its founder, Juliette Gordon-Low. 

Wilmington Faith and Values

On the North Carolina primary ballot in May, voters will see an amendment defining marriage between one man and one woman as the only domestic legal union recognized in the state.

Amanda Greene / Wilmington Faith and Values

Wilmington’s Temple of Israel, North Carolina’s oldest Jewish house of worship, recently installed its 18th rabbi since the congregation’s beginnings in 1876.

 

Three school buildings in Wilmington were put on lockdown for about an hour this morning. New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies secured Hoggard High School on Shipyard Boulevard, along with Roland-Grise Middle School and the learning center adjacent to Roland-Grise.

Sergeant Jerry Brewer says the lockdown was in response to a bomb threat at a nearby Liberty Healthcare building on South 41st Street. Once the police checked the area and cleared the threat, the three school buildings were reopened around noon. 

The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame announced its newest inductees this week. 

North Carolina’s ports saw increased shipment volumes last year. WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that container movements were up 11 percent over 2010 and general breakbulk cargo amounts increased by 8 percent.

Emergency responders and other healthcare providers are gathering Friday and Saturday for the 23rd annual Trauma and Emergency Symposium in downtown Wilmington. 

Sara Clark / Wilmington Faith and Values

On Friday, a federal judge in Wilmington denied bond for a Raleigh Muslim woman who was arrested in late January for her alleged involvement in a murder-for-hire beheading plot. 

NHCo. Launches White Space Network

Jan 26, 2012
Harry Taylor Photography / N.C. Arts Council

New Hanover County made history this week as it became the first place in the world to launch commercial use of the television broadcasting spectrum called white space.

The African American Heritage Commission inducted Wilmington resident Sylvia Ezelonwu this week. 

During a sewer spill yesterday along River Road in Wilmington, more than one million gallons of sewage may have flowed into Barnards Creek in Wilmington. 

The BizTech annual conference and expo is in Wilmington tomorrow.

Now that Wilmington and a handful of other cities have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of North Carolina’s new petition process for annexation, WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that the issue will begin to unfold in a Wake County courtroom on Monday.

The City of Wilmington is holding a second meeting Thursday night to gather input from business owners regarding window sign regulations.

 

After pioneering the switch from analog to digital television, New Hanover County is once again being used as a launch pad for testing the newest information technology. 

Halifax Media, which recently bought 16 regional publications from the New York Times Company including the Star News of Wilmington, made national headlines this week when the company dropped its plans to have those new employees sign non-compete agreements. 

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David Irving, head coach of the Wilmington Minor League Soccer team The Hammerheads, will be inducted into the United Soccer League’s Men’s Hall of Fame tomorrow.

Wilmington resident Norma Luther is riding in a caravan of about 20 trucks and busses for the Wreaths Across America program.

Construction jobs in Wilmington were down 21 percent in October compared to the same month in 2010.

 

A miracle could grace New Hanover County as early as May.

That’s when nonprofit organizers expect a Miracle League baseball field and accessible playground to open at Olsen Park on land provided by the City of Wilmington.

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