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Archive for May, 2012

Flea market to help Wounded Warriors

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Organizers are hosting a flea market today with 100% of the money raised going to to Wounded Warriors project.

To get to the market, take I-40 West to the Castle Hayne exit, take a right, go one mile, and it’ll be on your right.

It will be open until 5 p.m.

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Here Now – Blitz Build to build five homes in one week

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity joins national effort to build or repair 200 homes in 25 states

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STORMTRACK 3: Subtropical Storm Beryl Forms

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) —  An area of low pressure continues to slowly organize off the southeastern US coast. The system was classified as a subtropical storm Friday night.

Most computer models indicate the storm will NOT landfall in southeastern NC. Instead, the system will eventually track SW toward Georgia and Florida. We will still see a few indirect effects, including an increase in the chance for spotty showers (some heavy). However, we will see a little sunshine at times (enough to reach highs near 80).

Perhaps the biggest impact from the storm will be the high risk of dangerous rip currents at the beaches both Saturday and Sunday. With the crowded beaches, this is a big concern. Make sure you heed warnings of lifeguards at all times. 

Just to recap our forecast:

  • Saturday- Partly sunny with a 50% chance of heavy showers. Highs near 80. Winds out of the NE at 15-25 mph and gusty. At the coast, seas average 5-8 feet with a high rip current risk.
  • Sunday- Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of heavy showers. Winds out of the SE, gusting to 30 mph. Highs in the 70’s. Rip current risk remains high, with seas of 5-7 feet.
  • Stay tuned to WWAY for updates, and head to Hurricanes 101

– Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson

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Charlotte among sites for ‘American Idol’ tryouts

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The producers of “American Idol” are visiting Charlotte for the first time in search of talent.

The Fox network show announced Friday that tryouts for the show will be held June 19 at Time Warner Cable Arena. The producers say registration will be held on the two days prior to the auditions.

In 2005, Kellie Pickler of Albemarle and Bucky Covington of Hamlet tried out in Greensboro and made it to the Fox show.

Auditions are also scheduled for six other cities, including Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Newark and New Orleans.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Body of Lincoln County man found in river

Friday, May 25th, 2012

HIGH SHOALS, N.C. (AP) – The body of a missing Lincoln County man has been found in the South Fork River near High Shoals.

Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter said the body found Thursday afternoon has been identified as 37-year-old Keith Roland Boyte of Lincolnton.

Searchers from Gaston and Lincoln counties searched near the bridge where Boyte’s truck and trailer were found parked beside the highway.

Carpenter says the body has been sent to Charlotte for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Deputies took a missing persons report Wednesday night from a friend who said he hadn’t heard from Boyte for two days.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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