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Public Weighs In On New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Future

New Hanover County hosted two meetings about the possible sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The forums on Monday and Tuesday were the only opportunities for members of the public to express their thoughts on the matter. They were not public hearings, but listening sessions.

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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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In this Postcard from the Digital Age, Wally Bock looks at the online auction success story that is eBay.

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Book reviewer Nicki Leone asks who really deserves a lifetime achievement award for literary excellence.

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While the rest of the reading public has been wondering who the heck this JM Coetzee guy is that just won the Nobel Prize for literature, I have been watching a different storm raging in a different teacup. This is the season that the National Book Foundation gives out its ?national book awards? for best books of the year.

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Dr. Rosemary DePaolo takes the helm at UNCW.

Wilmington NC – The Fall 2003 semester has begun at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and among the new faces is Dr. Rosemary DePaolo. The new Chancellor took time out of a busy August day to speak with WHQR's Susan Dankel about the path that brought her here, and about her vision for UNCW in the days ahead.

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Thomas Wolfe notwithstanding, thanks to better building codes, you CAN go home again.

Wilmington NC – She made a mess of things but here in Southeastern North Carolina, Hurricane Isabel wasn't as devastating as others of her kind.

Architect and commentator Charles Boney says it wasn't all luck. Better building codes and materials made to withstand such enviornmental pressures played their part as well.

A Veteran of Burma Shave sign days, Nan Graham, a card carrying sign-reader, thinks the Bible Belt has a real flair for epigrammatic wit.

Wilmington NC – Along the many quaint roads in the South, Commentator Nan Graham has noticed that there are signs everywhere.

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Gardening Commentator Barbara Sullivan may be getting a little too wrapped up in the world of plants...

Wilmington NC – Barbara Sullivan's garden, will be one of many on the Art in the Garden Tour, sponsored by the New Hanover County Arboretum. Getting ready for it finds her hard at work, even in her dreams!

This Caldwell County native is one of the great legends of Piedmont Blues guitar.

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.

Etta Baker is one of the legends of the Piedmont. Her finger-picking style is one of the defining strains of Blues guitar.

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The top leader of Iceland said she will miss a visit to her tiny North Atlantic nation by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence next month in favor of speaking at a trade union conference in Sweden.

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Some welcome news today for disabled veterans with student loan debt - President Trump announced an executive order forgiving all federal student loan debt for vets who are permanently and totally disabled.

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