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Archive for February, 2014

Wilmington officials seek input on Water Street parking deck

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The city has opened a survey that will be available until March 12.

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WHQR-FM bringing ‘All Things Considered’ host Robert Siegel to Wilmington

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WHQR-FM) — Veteran award-winning NPR journalist and Senior Host of All Things Considered Robert Siegel is coming to Wilmington to speak at WHQR Public Radio’s 30th Anniversary annual fundraiser luncheon on April 24, 2014.

Reservations are required and space is limited. Guests are each asked to make a donation of $100 or more to WHQR during the event (by credit card, check or cash).

Information can be found at www.whqr.org.

Robert Siegel is senior host of NPR’s award-winning afternoon newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosts the country’s most listened to afternoon drive-time news radio program and reports on stories and happenings all over the globe. As a host, Siegel has reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.

In 2010, Siegel was recognized by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with the John Chancellor Award. Siegel has been honored with three Silver Batons from Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University, first in 1984 for All Things Considered’s coverage of peace movements in East and West Germany. He was part of the NPR team that won a Silver Baton for the network’s coverage of the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China.

Robert Siegel will be speaking about the history of NPR through his own experiences and his most memorable moments – a perfect topic as WHQR hits the big 3-0! This lively talk will be followed by a question and answer session with questions from audience members.

WHQR 91.3, broadcasting from Wilmington, is the only public radio station serving southeastern North Carolina.

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Test results: Pit bulls involved in toddler attack did not have rabies

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

A toddler is recovering at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after he was attacked by two pit bulls Tuesday afternoon. WARNING: Graphic images inside.

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Brunswick County considers holding referendum to raise the county sales tax

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Tax hike would provide for beach projects and school facility maintenance, says County Manager Ann Hardy.

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Brunswick Co. Commissioners considering sales tax hike referendum

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting next week to consider putting a tax hike referendum on the ballot this May.

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