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Archive for May, 2012

New J.J. Abrams series Revolution’ will film locally

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The show will be produced in the region beginning this summer.

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Knock on door alerts man to early-morning house fire

Friday, May 25th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man is homeless after an early morning house fire. Firefighters say the fire started a few minutes after midnight in the back corner of the home at 103 Wayne Drive.

Fire Department spokesman Battalion Chief Jon Mason said the homeowner told investigators a stranger knocked on his door and alerted him to the fire. It’s unknown whether the good samaritan was a neighbor or just a passerby.

The home is not livable, and the Red Cross is helping the homeowner out.

“According to our investigators, the homeowner did not have insurance,” Mason said. “The home was valued at about $200,000, and estimates are right now that the home sustained about $60,000 worth of damage to the structure.”

Mason also said the fire destroyed about $25,000 worth of items in the house.

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STORMTRACK 3: Offshore storm could become Tropical Storm. VIDEO UPDATE

Friday, May 25th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An area of low pressure offshore is quickly tracking northward, and could strengthen into Tropical Storm Beryl this weekend. Right now, the system is weak and disorganized but is expected to gain some strength as it heads toward the Carolinas tonight. 

For Saturday, the storm system will be off the coast, but close enough that we will see some impacts. Right now, it looks like some clouds will move over land with a few showers possible along the coast from time to time. There will also be some gusty winds up to 25-30 mph at times, but below Tropical Storm force. We want to note that this does not look like a washout whatsoever. 

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:

  • Today – Partly cloudy with just a popup storm. Still a good beach day, with highs in the mid 80s. 
  • Tonight – Clouds increasing with a shower possible.
  • Saturday – More clouds than sun with a shower from time to time at the coast. Inland areas will be dry — with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs in the mid 80s inland, near 80 at the coast.
  • Sunday – Partly cloudy with some thunderstorms popping up during the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. 

Stay tuned to WWAY for updates, and head to Hurricanes 101

– Meteorologist Tim Buckley

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StarNews hurricane special hits stands Sunday

Friday, May 25th, 2012

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The StarNews rolls out its hurricane special this weekend. We get a sneak peak at what’s inside.

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Titan court proceedings scheduled for September

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The Titan air permit appeal case could have a more clearly defined timeline in several weeks

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