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Archive for December, 2011

Approaching cold front could bring severe storms

Monday, December 26th, 2011

The Wilmington area could experience some severe weather Tuesday evening as a cold front approaches the region. The front could bring heavy rain and wind, with gusts in excess of 60 mph, and possibly tornadoes.

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Dislike for feral cats hurts effort to lower their population

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Founded in 1996, the group’s mission is to help control the feral cat population.

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Kwanzaa begins tonight

Monday, December 26th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A day after Christmas and on the next to last night of Chanukah, another holiday is just getting started.

This is the first night of Kwanzaa. It is a weeklong celebration of African culture, heritage and ancestry.

Each year millions of African-Americans gather and reflect on the past year and refocus themselves on the seven African principles of unity, self-determination, responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

A community celebration will be held tonight at the Burnett-Eaton Museum.

“This is the fifth annual Kwanzaa celebration, and we’re looking for a good turnout tonight of a mix audience,” museum founder Islah Spellar said. “We want grandparents, mothers, and fathers, people of all nationalities are welcomed to participate and celebrate Kwanzaa.”

The celebration at the Burnett-Eaton Museum at 410 North 7th Street starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs until 7:30.

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Rep. Coble hopes to leave hospital soon

Monday, December 26th, 2011

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — US Rep. Howard Coble hopes to be out of a Greensboro hospital soon, after recuperating from the effects of a respiratory ailment.

The congressman’s office issued a statement Monday saying Coble is expected to be discharged from Moses Cone Memorial Hospital sometime on Tuesday.

Coble has been receiving physical therapy at the hospital since Dec. 21. He was originally hospitalized in Washington on Dec. 13 with an upper respiratory illness that depleted his sodium levels.

The 80-year-old representative was first elected in 1984 to represent the district around the eastern and southern part of the Triad.

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

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Budget cuts, vetoes follow GOP takeover of N.C. legislature

Monday, December 26th, 2011

It all began with the 2010 elections, when Republicans across the state won elections and took control of the House and Senate.

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