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Shop and save with these hot holiday items

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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The heart of the holiday shopping season is nearly upon us, and if you are trying to figure out how to shop and save at the same time, we have some ideas.

Scott Matheny from Staples stopped by the WWAY studio during Good Morning Carolina to fill us in. Watch the video to catch some of the hot items for this holiday season.

Also, remember Staples’ Black Friday deals begin at 6:00 a.m.

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Santa hopes little kids everywhere stay healthy this holiday season

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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Typically, family and friends come together for the holidays, and that can mean the spread of germs. With the threat of the H1N1 virus still a concern, some people are turning to preventative measures to keep the flu at bay during the holidays.

Tis the season for giving, but one gift no one wants to receive this year, is the gift of the flu.

Santa Claus explained, “You have to think of others this time of year, like the rest of the year, and its best if you are sick, you should do everybody a favor, and we’ll miss you but we’ll see you when you are better.”

With more than 20,000 children possibly sitting on Santa’s lap at Airlie Gardens this year, jolly old St. Nick wants to make sure the H1N1 virus doesn’t spread among his little friends.

Santa isn’t worried about getting the H1N1 virus this year. He is taking care of himself, but he just wants all the parents to take care of their children, so they don’t get everyone else sick. “That’s true, so be well for Christmas, and I’ll see you Christmas Eve.”

Santa has already gotten a flu shot and wears gloves when he meets with all the children, but hundreds of kids with sniffly noses, and hacking coughs can break barriers and spoil the Christmas cheer.

And Santa says it only takes one sick child to infect hundreds of others. “Well I understand that they want to see Santa, and that’s what letters are for. At least you can get in touch with Santa, and I’ll hear from you. And remember, I’ll see you Christmas Eve, as long as you take care of yourself.”

Nationwide, a workers union for Santas, called the Amaglamated Order of Real Bearded Santas, has been encouraging the frequent use of hand sanitizer and vitamins to help ward off the Grinch of this Christmas… the swine flu.

Santa told us he is not in one of the high risk age groups for H1N1, so he doesn’t feel the need to get the vaccine.

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videoTypically, family and friends come together for the holidays, and that can mean the spread of germs. With the threat of the H1N1 virus still a concern, some people are turning to preventative measures to keep the flu at bay during the holidays.

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Rebirth of the Turkey Bowl

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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One of the longest standing Thanksgiving traditions in Wilmington didn’t take place last year, but it’s game-on this year, for the annual Turkey Bowl football game.

“The Turkey Bowl has been an institution in Wilmington since 1931,” said Hollis Briggs, Jr., the Turkey Bowl coordinator.

The Turkey Bowl used to be a huge event. In years past, it attracted thousands to the Port City, and it’s not just a tackle football game without pads; it’s a social event as well.

“People used to come from all parts of the us to come to Wilmington for the Turkey Bowl. With the passing of Coach Murphy we just had to resuscitate it,” said Atiba Johnson.

Coach William Murphy would be proud. Murphy died last month. For various reasons the game was not played last year, but it’s back this year. Thursday’s championship will feature the Jervay Bulldogs & the Eastside Souljahs from Creekwood.

“We want to keep this thing positive so you can bring your mom and your grandma and the kids all to see the game,” said Nino of the Eastside Souljahs.

There’s a new twist to the Turkey Bowl this year. There will be a women’s game as well. The title game will feature the Pink Panthers vs. Black Ice.

“Black Ice is coming for you loud and proud. Are y’all ready? Cause we are coming at you!” said Sarah Coker of Black Ice.

“They get along pretty good. A lot of them grew up together. We know what they can take and what they can’t. It’s a wonderful thing. I love to see them out there playing,” said Carl Murphy, Turkey Bowl official.

The women’s consolation game will be played at 11 a.m. behind Williston Middle School. The women’s title game will be played at 1:00 while the men’s championship takes place at 3:00.

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videoOne of the longest standing Thanksgiving traditions in Wilmington didn’t take place last year, but it’s game-on this year, for the annual Turkey Bowl football game.

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Holiday travel – What to expect if you’re driving, flying or staying in Southeastern N.C.

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

By Ana RibeiroAna.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

So you’re leaving the house for Turkey Day? Here are some helpful tidbits (even if your farthest stop is the grocery store):WeatherOne of your first questions might be, “Is it going to rain?” The answer: Maybe.

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Brunswick County detectives looking for teen wanted for statutory rape

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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Brunswick County detectives need your help finding a wanted man.

Seventeen-year-old Noel Velasquez is wanted for statutory rape. He is about 5’2” and 140 pounds.

If you have seen him, or know where he is, call the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 253-2777.

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Brunswick County detectives need your help finding a wanted man.

Seventeen-year-old Noel Velasquez is wanted for statutory rape.

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