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Archive for November, 2011

County looks for public feedback on Carolina Beach Rd. signs

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Last night Wilmington City Council decided to hold off on making a decision on an ordinance restricting signs at businesses. Tomorrow New Hanover County leaders look for public input on a similar law.

The Planning and Inspections Department will hold an open house to gather public input on signage along Carolina Beach Road. The county is reworking an ordinance passed in 2001 that restricts how large signs can be between Monkey Junction and Snow’s Cut.

The meeting is tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myrtle Grove Middle School.

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Blood type may affect stroke risk, study finds

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

AP Chief Medical Writer

ORLANDO, FL (AP) — Your blood type might affect your risk for stroke.

A study suggests that people with type AB and women with B may be a little more likely to suffer one than people with O blood, the most common type.

This is based on observing 90,000 people in two health studies that have gone on for more than 20 years. Doctors say this doesn’t prove a link, but other research ties blood type to the risk of bleeding, heart attacks and blood clots in the legs.

Doctors suggest that people worried about being at higher risk might want to keep their blood pressure and cholesterol in line.

The study was discussed Wednesday at an American Heart Association conference.

Heart Association: http://www.americanheart.org
Blood types: http://www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/blood-types

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Balmy weather ending with a bang

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

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Police: Man with umbrella prompted ECU lockdown

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

GREENVILLE, NC (WCTI) — The East Carolina University campus was eerily empty Wednesday just before lunchtime.

Authorities from three different departments swarmed the East Carolina campus after video from a traffic camera seemed to show a man with a gun near campus. That item turned out to be an umbrella.

The entire campus was placed on lockdown around 10 a.m. because of reports of a man with a gun near campus came into police.That lockdown was lifted just before 1 p.m. after authorities found the man in the video and learned about the umbrella.

For nearly three hours, officials from ECU and Greenville Police in coordination with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Department searched the ECU campus for what they believed to be a man with a gun. The initial report of a gun came from footage seen from a traffic camera, Greenville Police Sgt. Carlton Williams said.

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STORMTRACK 3: Severe Weather Possible Tonight

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

An approaching storm system will bring a cold front into the Carolinas late tonight. Warm, unstable conditions will help to fuel showers/thunderstorm development ahead of the front. Any storms that develop this evening have the potential to become severe, especially between the hours of 8 PM and 4 AM. Isolated tornadoes are possible.

A few showers may linger through mid-day Thursday, but dry (and chilly) weather is expected by Friday.

You can always see the latest watches/warnings from WWAY on Facebook and Twitter.

Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson

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