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Archive for May, 2012

STORMTRACK 3: System to remain south of our area, but indirect effects possible

Friday, May 25th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) —  An area of low pressure continues to slowly organize off the southeastern US coast. The storm could attain tropical or subtropical characteristics later this weekend. 

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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Threat of storm not dampening Memorial Day at the beach

Friday, May 25th, 2012

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and many people are excited to spend the long weekend outside, but those outdoor activities may have to wait.

A low pressure system off the east coast has some people worried, but businesses in Ocean Isle Beach say they are ready for the less-than-perfect beach weather.

“We’re very prepared in being able to deal with it, and if there is an emergency or is something they need to know, we’re also prepared with notification systems that we can notify them if they need to know any specifics,” said realtor and Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith.

Locals say the rainy conditions are sometimes a part of life at the beach. They say they’re excited it’s finally summer and understand that sometimes the storms come along with the season.

“We have been preparing for this day for the last nine months,” restaurant owner Ray Harris Jr. said. “The summer is here. Thank goodness.”

Other than taking extra precautions at the beach, like being aware of rip currents, many say you can enjoy your time off rain or shine.

The official start of the 2012 Hurricane Season is still a week away, but many people say they’re not going to let a little rain ruin their holiday weekend.

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Kitchen Cops 5/24/2012

Friday, May 25th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — In Kitchen Cops a low score to report from Brunswick County. Inspectors visited TK’s diner at 5300 #6 Main Street in Shallotte on May 1, and found a list of violations including:

Raw hamburger stored over raw pork.

Dish washer needs to sanitize every cycle.

Hot water not hot enough.

Need to cool food properly.

Clean hood filter, fryers, and other areas.

Clean grease pooling on bottom of the 2 drawer meat and bread unit.

Fix men’s room door and remove mold from women’s room.

Clean floors, vents, counter.

All in all quite a list and a low score of 87 for TK’s in Shallotte back on May first.

A re-inspection at TK’s in Shallotte went much better.

On May 11 inspectors could only find:

A need to repair dishwasher

Clean top gaskets on doors for cooler

Lose 2 points, a much improved 98 on re-inspection for TK’s at 5300 #6 Main Street in Shallotte.

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Dudley Mansion items going on the block

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Approximately 600 items will be auctioned on May 28,

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Edwards juror issue arises; case stops for weekend

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Associated Press

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — The judge in the John Edwards trial says she is dealing with a juror issue and she is warning the panel not to deliberate outside the jury room or in small groups.

US District Judge Catherine C. Eagles closed the courtroom to reporters Friday afternoon for about 35 minutes to talk to attorneys about a jury matter. When she reopened the courtroom, she said she would possibly take up the same “juror issue” Tuesday.

No other information was given.

She warned the jury not to discuss the case and dismissed the panel until Tuesday after its sixth day of deliberations.

Prosecutors say Edwards spearheaded a plan to use money from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

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

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