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Archive for November, 2009

Rain checks issued for sold-out StarNews Collectors Cup

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Rain checks are being issued to those who still wish to purchase the mug, part of a series of cups that stretches back almost two decades.

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Nuke plant sirens will sound next week

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Southport | The public notification sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will sound at full volume Nov. 18 in an annual test.During this test, all of the sirens will sound at 10 a.m. for three minutes.

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The Dish – New restaurants to open from downtown to Carolina Beach

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

By Liz BiroLiz.Biro@StarNewsOnline.com

Downtown Wilmington welcomes Blue Lotus (130 N. Front St.), an Asian fusion eatery where owner/chef Freddy Wong is offering the Chinese-Indian cuisine of his Hakka Chinese upbringing in Calcutta.

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Heavy rain causes school delays

Thursday, November 12th, 2009


They say when it rains it pours, and Wednesday, it poured. The heavy rain has already led to a number of delays for Thursday.

More than four inches of rain came down in parts of Pender County with some viewers reporting more than seven inches in Hampstead. Some drivers were faced with up to a foot of standing water on a number of roads across the region.

With the Veterans Day holiday, the miserable weather convinced many to stay home, which led to one Carolina Beach business owner to improvise with a rainy day sale.

”I just thought I would do something maybe to bring in customers. Typically they don’t do much shopping on a rainy day in the wintertime. So I just thought I’d try a new gimmick,” said James Allen, owner of Linda’s Fashions.

Unfortunately the sale didn’t bring in too many visitors, but in a beach community the rain isn’t always bad news.

“It depends, rainy days in the summer are good because it drives people off of the beach and they go shopping. But rainy days in the off-season are typically not good, because people tend to stay home,” Allen said.

Emergency officials across the region had several reports of hydroplaning vehicles, in addition to some minor flooding.

Most of the rain can be blamed on what was once Hurricane Ida, which made landfall in Alabama early Tuesday morning. If Ida sticks around, there may be more good deals in Carolina Beach.

Columbus County
Columbus County schools: 2-hour delay
Whiteville City Schools: 2-hour delay
Columbus Christian Academy, Whiteville: 2-hour delay

Pender County
Pender County schools: 2-hour delay
Little Town Learning Center: Opening at 9 a.m.
Life Christian Academy, Hampstead: 2-hour delay

Duplin County
Duplin County Schools: 2-hour delay

Onslow County
Onslow County Schools: 2-hour delay

Stay tuned to WWAY for the latest weather updates and school and business closings and delays.

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videoWednesday’s heavy rain has already led to a number of delays for Thursday.

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More than 1,000 receive swine flu vaccine at UNCW

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

By Vicky EckenrodeVicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

1,065 students were vaccinated Wednesday after UNCW officials received their first batch of the inoculations, which have been in limited supply nationwide. The school received 2,900 doses of the vaccine.

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