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Archive for August, 2011

Progress Energy 1:00 pm Update

Monday, August 29th, 2011

FROM PROGRESS ENERGY: Major Progress Energy outages as of 1 p.m. Aug. 29

Total Progress Energy customers out in North Carolina – approximately 84,706

Peak customers out 280,000 – 2 p.m. Aug. 27

Counties with 4,000 or more customers out as of 1 p.m.

County / Customers

Wayne / 9,850

Craven / 13,900

Carteret / 5,950

Nash / 9,200

Onslow / 10,000

New Hanover / 2,050

Lenoir / 7,800

Franklin / 4,700

Beaufort / 4,600

Pamlico / 4,200

Fewer than 4,000 outages in numerous other counties in coastal and eastern N.C.

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Irene’s threat hit tourism businesses in the pocket

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Hurricane Irene threatened one of the last weekends of the annual peak tourism season, causing several Southeastern North Carolina beaches to lose customers.Hotels, restaurants and attractions from Ocean Isle Beach in Brunswick County to Topsail Beach in Pender County catered to small groups of locals – or fearless tourists – or closed for much of the weekend as the hurricane brushed the coast.

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Boil order discontinued for Bald Head

Monday, August 29th, 2011

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Thousands still waiting for power around Cape Fear

Monday, August 29th, 2011

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Though Irene did not cause any significant damage in our area, power outages have been a big issue in New Hanover County and across eastern North Carolina.

Sylvia Williams has been without electricity for three days. She says her power went out before the brunt of Irene even came through our area. A tree behind her property fell onto a power line in the King’s Grant neighborhood.

“The storm wasn’t even here yet,” Williams said. “That was just the little bit of wind that we started off with.”

Progress Energy said Saturday afternoon 280,000 customers in North Carolina had no electricity. As of 7 a.m. Monday, that number was down to 98,000, including 10,500 in Onslow and 3,600 in Duplin. New Hanover County had fewer than 3,000 homes and business still in the dark. That’s down from about 7,000 12 hours earlier.

Crews assessed damage and made repairs to power lines throughout the day. Officials with Progress Energy say they will have a better idea of predicted restoration times by Monday. Progress Energy hopes to get up to 95 percent of its customers across the state back on line by midnight Wednesday.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have restored power to 89,000 households. That’s down from a peak of 152,000 outages Saturday.

Williams says though it has been hard without electricity, she is grateful to be surrounded by family and friends.

“My family is safe and we’re together and we get to eat our dinners together because we’re cooking in a little stove that god has provided for us, so yes I’m thankful,” said Williams.

Progress Energy officials stress that everyone should steer clear of any downed power lines and that also means keeping pets inside and out of harms way.

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“And the Winner is…” BEST CHARTER BOAT

Monday, August 29th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — What is more fun than getting out on the ocean chasing that big catch? If you love to fish, but don’t have a boat that is up to the trip offshore the best solution is one of our local charter fishing boats.

In this week’s "And the Winner is…" we want to know which charter has the boat, the captain and crew to help you catch fish and have a fun day on the water. Who is the BEST CHARTER BOAT in the Cape Fear?

VOTE NOW!

We’ll reveal the winner Friday on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 6 p.m.

2011 WINNERS:

Best Caterer: Pine Valley Market (8/19)
3520 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 350-FOOD

Best Burger: P.T.’s Olde Fashioned Grille (8/12)
Six Wilmington/Leland locations

Best Beach Restaurant: 22 North (8/5)
22 North Lumina Avenue
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 509-0177

Best Air Conditioning Repair: Fulford Heating & Air (7/29)
(910) 842-6589

Best Ice Cream: Granny Niece’s Ice Cream Truck (7/22)

Best Boat Store: Atlantic Marine (7/15)
101 Keel Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-9911

Best Hot Dogs: Paul’s Place (7/8)
11725 US Highway 117 S
Rocky Point, NC 28457
(910) 675-2345

Best Computer Repair: Will Cutrell w/ Wilmington Computer Repair (7/1)

Best Wings: Hell’s Kitchen (6/24)
118 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-3949
(910) 763-4133

Best Veterinarian: Atlantic Animal Hospital (6/17)
1808 Sir Tyler Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405-8305
(910) 256-2624

Best Donuts: Britt’s (6/10)
Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Best Pizza: Princess Pizza (6/3)
204 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-3951
(910) 772-8006

Best Beach: Ocean Isle Beach (5/27)

Best Seafood Platter: Jones Fish Camp (5/20)
7770 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28411-9459
(910) 681-1000

Best Pulled Pork Sandwich: Jackson’s Big Oak Barbecue (5/13)
920 South Kerr Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403-4311
(910) 799-1581

YEAR 1 WINNERS INCLUDE:

Best Antique Store: Recollections Antique Village (5/6)
5935 Carolina Beach Road 
Wilmington, NC 28412-2704
(910) 398-8054

Best Lawn Care/Landscaper: Landscapes Unlimited (4/29)
P.O. Box 964
Wrightsville Beach
, NC 28480
(910) 791-0350

Best Chiropractor: Spinal Care of Wilmington (4/22)
211 Racine Drive, Suite 202
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 798-5560

Best Mechanic: Tony Harker’s Automotive (4/15)
1831 Burnett Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-2161

Best Azalea Festival Event: Shag Contest (4/8)

Best Golf Course: Farmstead Golf Links (4/1)
541 McLamb Road
Calabash, NC 28467
(866) 749-7277
(910) 575-7999

Best Garden Store: Pender Pines (3/25)
20949 US Highway 17 N
Hampstead, NC 28443-3149
(910) 270-2706

Best Local Politician: Sen. Thom Goolsby (3/18)
(R) 9th District
(919) 715-2525

Best Irish Pub: The Dubliner (3/11)
1756 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28401-6138
(910) 343-8342

Best Wrightsville Beach Restaurant: 22 North (3/4)
22 North Lumina Avenue
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 509-0177

Best Breakfast:K’S CAFE & BAR (2/18)
6322 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 791-6995

Best Lunch Sport: Temptations Everyday Gourmet (2/11)
2 Wilmington locations

Best Sushi: The Bento Box (2/4)
1121 Military Cutoff Road, L
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 509-0774

Best Women’s Clothing Store: Stein Mart (1/28)
3501 Oleander Drive #1
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 772-1533

Best Downtown Restaurant: Copper Penny (1/21)
109 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-1373

Best Place to Buy Wine: Noni Bacca Winery (1/14)
420 Eastwood Road, #108
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 397-7617

Best Local Gym: CrossFit Coastal (1/7)
5726 Market Street
Wilmington

2010 WINNERS:

Best Electronics Store: Soundtronics (12/24)
5715 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 395-6004

Best Jewelry Store: Reeds Jewelers (12/17)
Independence Mall & Mayfaire Town Center
Wilmington

Best Toy Store: Warehouse 9 (12/10)
814 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 793-6711

Best Place to Buy a Christmas Tree: Cape Fear Optimist Club (12/3)
Kmart Parking Lot
815 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Best Bookstore: Pomegranate Books (11/19)
4418 Park Avenue, Wilmington
(910) 452-1107

Best Radio Morning Show: Carter & Jackie in the Morning (11/12)
102.7 GNI

Best High School Marching Band: North Brunswick High School (11/5)
Leland

Best Haunted Attraction: Grissettown Longwood Fire Department Haunted Trail (10/30)
758 Longwood Road
Ocean Isle Beach

Best Fried Chicken: Smithfield’s Chicken ‘n Bar-B-Q (10/23)
Three Wilmington/Leland locations

Best Steak: Texas Roadhouse (10/16)
230 Eastwood Road, Wilmington
(910) 798-1770

Best French Fries: P.T.’s Olde Fashioned Grille (10/9)
Six Wilmington/Leland locations

Best Chinese Food: Szechuan 132 (10/2)
419 S. College Road, Wilmington
(910) 799-1426

Best Italian Food: A Taste of Italy (9/24)
1101 S. College Road, Wilmington
(910) 392-7529

Best Place to Watch a Football Game: Hell’s Kitchen (9/17)
118 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 763-4133

Best Chicken Sandwich: Chick-Fil-A (9/10)
Five Wilmington locations

Best Florist: Moxie Floral Design Studio (9/3)
116-A Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 202-2695

Best Buffet: Golden Corral (8/27)
5130 New Centre Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 392-1984
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5211 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 392-7777

Best Bagel: Empire Deli & Bagels (8/20)
7419 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28411-9454
(910) 686-6755
-or-
1105 New Pointe Blvd
Leland, NC
(910) 383-8383

Best Iced Tea: Sonja’s Grill (8/13)
15 Coastal Drive Southwest
Supply, NC 28462
(910) 754-5115

Best Bakery: Apple Annie’s (8/6)
837 South Kerr Avenue
Wilmington
(910) 799-9023

Best Sub Sandwich: Sub Stop (7/30)
2432 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28401-7655
(910) 343-0097

Best Burrito: Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn (7/23)
4002 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403-6815
(910) 799-2919

Best Ice Cream: Calabash Creamery (7/16)
9910 Beach Drive Southwest
Calabash, NC 28467-2710
(910) 575-1180

Best Burgers: Sonja’s Grill (7/9)
15 Coastal Drive Southwest
Supply, NC 28462
(910) 754-5115

Best Hot Dogs: Paul’s Place (7/2)
11725 US Highway 117 S
Rocky Point, NC 28457
(910) 675-2345

Best Coffee: Jumpin’ Java (6/25)
4635 Main Street
Shallotte, NC 28470
(910) 754-5282

Best Wings: Mama Brava’s (6/18)
119 Holden Beach Rd SW
Shallotte, NC 28470-1787
(910) 754-5151

Most Romantic/Best Restaurant to take a Date: Freddie’s Restaurant at Kure Beach (6/11)
111 K Ave
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 458-5979

Best Donuts: Britt’s (6/4)
Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Best Pizza: Princess Pizza (5/28)
204 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-3951
(910) 772-8006

Best Seafood Platter: Something Fishy (5/21)
3436 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412-0908
(910) 395-0909

Best Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich: Flip’s BBQ (5/14)
5818 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403-4769
(910) 799-6350

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