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Archive for August, 2012

Isaac headed toward Cuba, Florida this weekend

Friday, August 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Issac will hit Cuba Saturday, and affect southern Florida by late Sunday. From there, the storm may approach the Florida pan-handle late Monday. Once the system moves inland over Florida, weakening is expected. We don’t expect any storm effects locally this weekend.

The "left-over" rain from Isaac will likely head toward the Carolinas by the middle of next week. Parts of southeastern NC have already experienced high rain totals from an unrelated system over the past few days. Any additional rain from Isaac could lead to flooding problems. There will also be a slight chance of isolated tornadoes in North Carolina by mid-week. 

You can always see up-to-the-minute forecasts from the StormTrack 3 Weather Team at Hurricanes 101, and catch a full Tropical Video Update

Meteorologist Jerry Jackson

 

 

 

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Market Street repairs to wreak havoc on traffic

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Crews have been doing some curb-and-gutter work and other small repairs for much of the summer, but now the real work on Market Street is about to begin.

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National Pawn donating more than 100 band instruments to DC Virgo

Friday, August 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — National Pawn owner Bob Moulton is donating more than 100 instruments to the D.C. Virgo Academic Academy band program to help budding musicians. In addition, National Pawn will present a check for $2,000 to the New Hanover County Schools to off-set future repair and maintenance costs for their instruments. A ceremony will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, August 23 at the D.C. Virgo Academic Academy, 813 Nixon St. in Wilmington. Officials from the superintendent’s office, the school board and the Blue Ribbon Committee will be on hand to accept the gift.

“I am a proud former ‘Band Geek’ who knows first-hand what it is like to want to learn how to play, but not have an instrument,” said Moulton. “My parents could not afford to buy or rent me a new instrument so my first instrument was a beat up cornet purchased at a yard sale for $15. It was barely adequate to say the least. A year later I was able to purchase a better one at a pawn store in Durham. I want to help as many students as I can to realize their dreams of becoming musicians.”

Cuts in education budgets continue to shrink the arts programs especially hard for the past several years.

Moulton and National Pawn conduct an annual donation of instruments to the three Triangle school districts. Last year he donated a total of over 400 instruments and $6,000 to the districts. In addition to the Triangle, this is the first year the program will be expanded to include the New Hanover County Schools. This will put this year’s donation to over 500 instruments and $8,000 cash.

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Register to vote directly, Pender advises

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Door-to-door voter registration drives are not being conducted by the Pender County Board of Elections.

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National Pawn donating more than 100 band instruments to D.C. Virgo

Friday, August 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — National Pawn owner Bob Moulton is donating more than 100 instruments to the D.C. Virgo Academic Academy band program to help budding musicians. In addition, National Pawn will present a check for $2,000 to the New Hanover County Schools to off-set future repair and maintenance costs for their instruments. A ceremony will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday at the D.C. Virgo Academic Academy, 813 Nixon St. in Wilmington. Officials from the superintendent’s office, the school board and the Blue Ribbon Committee will be on hand to accept the gift.

“I am a proud former ‘Band Geek’ who knows first-hand what it is like to want to learn how to play, but not have an instrument,” Moulton said. “My parents could not afford to buy or rent me a new instrument so my first instrument was a beat up cornet purchased at a yard sale for $15. It was barely adequate to say the least. A year later I was able to purchase a better one at a pawn store in Durham. I want to help as many students as I can to realize their dreams of becoming musicians.”

Cuts in education budgets continue to shrink the arts programs especially hard for the past several years.

Moulton and National Pawn conduct an annual donation of instruments to the three Triangle school districts. Last year he donated a total of over 400 instruments and $6,000 to the districts. In addition to the Triangle, this is the first year the program will be expanded to include the New Hanover County Schools. This will put this year’s donation to over 500 instruments and $8,000 cash.

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