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FEMA Closes Wilmington Center, Still Offers Support

This week the deadline passed for applying for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA, in the wake of Hurricane Florence. They have closed their support center at the Independence Mall. But the agency is still active in the region.

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Nan Graham will celebrate at the drop of a hat, but has learned it can become a full-time job.

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Forget about those Spring planting stereotypes. Dig now!

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In case you hadn't noticed, October arrives with flash and drama.

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Is a weaker dollar truly beneficial to U.S. economic recovery?

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John and his mom recently did a bit of time travelling.

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Superior Court Judge Gary Trawick says there are three choices we make that set the tone for our lives.

Wilmington NC – As a North Carolina Superior Court Judge, Gary Trawick see's many people at a crossroad in their lives.

A life in the court system has taught him that there are things we can not control, but that the choices we make define us for better or worse.

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Intrepid Explorer Ede Baldridge finds a place to get away from it all, in the middle of downtown Wilmington!

Wilmington NC – Commentator Ede Baldridge has a knack for taking us to special places and showing us special sights.

This week finds her in the heart of downtown Wilmington, where a new mural by artist Virginia Wright-Frierson graces the Children's Room at the New Hanover County Public Library.

This celebrated son of North Carolina hails from Hamlet. But the music he made has been heard far and wide.

Wilmington NC – North Carolina Blue Notes features biographies and music of fifteen A-List Jazz and Blues artists who called North Carolina home. The program is produced for WHQR by music journalist Roberta Penn, and hosted by jazz artist and educator Dr. Maurice Martinez.

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Advise from WHQR's resident naturalist on dealing with this subterranean scourge.

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Colonial and expansionistic, these foreign invaders can wreak havoc.

Getting rid of them can be a frustrating experience and yeild unintended consequences. WQHR's naturalist Commentator Andy Wood says forget the "Shock and Awe" approach. A more selective responce can be far more effective.

Commentator Lauren Levian is finding herself having to adjust to the "relaxed fit" phase of life.

Wilmington NC – Commentator Lauren Levian isn't getting older. She's getting better. Better at finding her way from the Junior Miss to the Women's Department.

As she enters her "control top" days she pauses to reflect on self-image in a world where "what's hot and what's not" changes all too quickly.

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An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala has died in government custody, U.S. Customs and Border Protection says.

The boy died shortly after midnight on Tuesday, at a hospital in Alamogordo, N.M. He is the second child this month to die in CBP custody after being apprehended by the agency.

The child was initially sent to Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center with his father during the day on Monday, according to a statement from CBP.

Did someone say avocado bar?

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There is perhaps no fruit more closely associated with this decade than the avocado, from fast food ads to the financial woes of millennials forever tied to the creamy toast topping in memes. According to the USDA, per capita avocado consumption in the United States has tripled since the beginning of the 2000s.

In the little town of Bethlehem, Santa hops out of a red minivan, adjusts his round, gold-rimmed glasses and is briefed by his chauffeur, Mohammed Battah.

"Martin and Christina," the driver says, handing him two wrapped boxes.

"Martin!" Santa calls out, rapping his cane and ringing a golden bell as he ascends a stone staircase.

Four-year-old Martin cries at first, scared of the stranger with the white beard. Then, when he understands the man is Santa bringing his Christmas gift, he runs into his arms.

A couple weeks before Christmas day, modern day re-enactors in revolutionary war-era uniforms gathered below the walls of Fort Ticonderoga, on the shore of Lake Champlain about an hour's drive north of Albany in northern New York. One history buff, portraying a Pennsylvania officer in the Continental Army, approached a group of men, demanding angrily that they identify themselves.

Explaining the work of the Federal Reserve

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 suffered record breaking losses  on Christmas Eve. The Dow dropped more than 650 points, the S&P fell 2.7 percent and the NASDAQ was down 2.2 percent. 

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