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Archive for October, 2012

Fair food – It’s not always about fried Twinkies and Oreos

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Liz Perrone, secretary for the Cape Fear Fair & Expo’s board, earns her title Monday evening.

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Obama launches 2-day blitz; Romney ups pace, too

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are showing the urgency of the campaign’s final stretch. The incumbent alone is set to cover 5,300 miles Wednesday in the busiest single day of his re-election bid.

Both men are claiming a growing advantage even as voters show little give.

From Iowa to Colorado to the ever-important Ohio, bigger crowds and late October scenery offer the feel of a campaign starting to finally crackle.

Obama has centered on a closing theme that voters simply cannot trust Romney, while the challenger warns of the bleak times four more Obama years would bring.

Setting up for a frenetic finish, both campaigns sought to show they had enthusiasm and organization on their side.

Obama set himself up to campaign nearly around the clock Wednesday.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Former ACLU attorney opens practice in Wilmington with focus on police misconduct

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Police department and sheriff’s office, beware.

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McCrory, Dalton prepare for final televised debate

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

ROCKY MOUNT, NC (AP) — The final televised debate of the North Carolina governor’s race may be Democrat Walter Dalton’s last big chance to point out differences with Republican Pat McCrory that Dalton argues will turn voters to him.

McCrory and Dalton were expected to participate in Wednesday night’s hour-long gubernatorial debate on the North Carolina Wesleyan College campus in Rocky Mount. The pair already met in two debates this month.

Dalton has acknowledged being behind in the race but says he can make up ground. The sitting lieutenant governor says the former Charlotte mayor would support bad policies promoted by the GOP-led Legislature and special interests. McCrory contends Dalton is part of the network of insiders that’s left the state economy and government foundering.

Wednesday’s debate is airing across the state.

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

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Sandy now a hurricane; Will be a close call for the NC coast

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Sandy a hurricane poised for landfalls in Jamaica and Cuba. From there, the storm will head due north toward the Bahamas. From there, the track gets extremely important for us in Southeastern North Carolina.

Once the system gets north of the Bahamas, all indications right now are that it will start to curve slightly out to sea; staying off the NC coast. All models are currently showing this trend, and history supports this trend as well. Even with this offshore path, the storm may be close enough that clouds, some rain, and even some gusty winds just below tropical storm force will at least be a possibility for Saturday and Sunday.

Keep in mind these effects can greatly change with only a few miles difference in storm track, so keep it here as we fine tune the forecast. If the storm were to come a bit closer, we could experience much more in the way of wind and rain. The best thing you can do is just keep yourself in tune with our forecast at this point as we learn more about the storm. 

No matter what happens, high surf, and dangerous rip currents will be found at the beaches beginning Friday and lasting until Monday.

– Meteorologist Tim Buckley

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