Inside WHQR
10:30 am
Wed November 30, 2011

Crane Malfunction Disrupts Downtown

Crane positioned outside the back door of WHQR's downtown studios.
WHQR / Lan Nichols

The arm of a crane placing bulkheads on the construction site of the Marriott Courtyard hotel bends under the stress, forcing nearby office buildings to evacuate. Onlookers gathered along Grace Street in downtown Wilmington to watch as crews worked to resolve the situation. 



5:50 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Majority of Monkey Junction Owners Petition Against Annexation


Nearly 75 percent of property owners in Monkey Junction have spoken loud and clear: they don’t want to be annexed. 

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10:35 am
Wed November 16, 2011

Wilmington Gets an Arts Council

Minnie Evans Sculpture Garden and Bottle Chapel in Airlie Gardens, designed by artist Virginia Wright Frierson. Minnie Evans was the gatekeeper of Airlie Gardens from 1949 to 1974 and is considered to be one of America’s most important visionary artists.
Harry Taylor Photography N.C. Arts Council

Despite a denied funding request from New Hanover County earlier this year, an arts council will be launched in Wilmington next month. After a three-year effort, the North Carolina Arts Council made the announcement this week.

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4:22 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Gov. Perdue Talks to Wilmington Parents about College Program

Office of Gov. Bev Perdue


Governor Perdue stopped in Wilmington Tuesday to promote her Career and College Promise program, which will offer free community college credit hours to high school students across the state.

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5:00 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Childhood Obesity Focus of Wilmington Summit


Healthcare providers, policy makers, and parents are gathering for a Childhood Obesity Summit tomorrow in Wilmington.

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12:15 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Many NC Veterans Paying Out-of-State Tuition

When changes to the GI Bill took effect in August, the revisions bridged a gap between the cost of public and private higher education for student veterans. While capping private tuition at nearly $18,000 the revisions also specify that only in-state tuition is covered. WHQR's Sara Wood reports this has created a financial burden for several hundred student veterans in North Carolina.

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1:33 pm
Tue October 25, 2011

New Hotel Breaks Ground in Wilmington

The groundbreaking ceremony for a new Courtyard Marriott hotel in downtown Wilmington took place Thursday on Grace Street.

The 124-room project is expected to cost between $14-16 million and be complete within 16 months.

Tushar Zaver is the vice present of hotel operations for CN Hotels and says the Marriott will feature a 1,000-square foot meeting space as well as a Starbucks bistro.

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