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Attorney General clears NHRMC-Novant sale deal -- with new conditions

A year and a half after the sale process of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center began, the state Attorney General has approved a deal with Novant Health -- but, the approval does come with some new conditions. If those are met, the partnership between NHRMC and Novant will begin on February 1.

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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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Acting USAGM CEO Kelu Chao continued her sweep of federally funded international broadcasters to remove leaders linked to former President Donald Trump.

Home: It's where a lot of us have been spending our time since March 2020. For Mike Milosh, leader of the R&B music collective Rhye, the word has taken on new meaning — he's gone from life on the road to a more permanent idea of home at his house outside Los Angeles, where he created his latest studio album. But the sound of this record was conceived well before the pandemic: It began with the idea of wanting to include a choir, which led to Milosh inviting the Danish National Girls' Choir to come to the U.S.

You've got mail. Somewhere. Probably.

The U.S. Postal Service is still digging out from under an avalanche of mail sent during the recent holiday season.

But for much of the past year the postal system has been strained by the impact of COVID-19 on its workflow and workforce.

In addition, operational changes ostensibly designed to stop the system from hemorrhaging money helped create a backlog of mail.

And the head of the Postal Service pledges that more changes in the name of cost savings are coming soon.

Aid groups who help resettle refugees in the U.S. are hopeful about what President Biden's actions will mean for people fleeing persecution.

For more than 100 years "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" has been known as the Black national anthem. Rep. James Clyburn says it's time for it to be honored as the national hymn, and on Jan. 13, he filed a bill to try to make that official.

Clyburn told USA Today that making it a national hymn would help unite Americans.

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