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Archive for October, 2012

Hurricane Sandy causes Snows Cut Bridge work delay

Monday, October 29th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) says work originally scheduled to begin today on the Snows Cut Bridge will not start, due to Hurricane Sandy blowing through the region.

Closures for bridge maintenance will take four lanes down to two, but the DOT has not issued a new date for construction.

Once construction begins, the work is expected to take approximately four months to complete.

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Crew aboard HMS Bounty replica abandons ship

Monday, October 29th, 2012

PORTSMOUTH, VA (US COAST GUARD) —- The Coast Guard has received word that the crew of the HMS Bounty has abandoned ship approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras NC, Monday.

The 17 person crew donned cold water survival suits and life jackets before launching in two 25-man lifeboats with canopies.

The Coast Guard continues to monitor the situation and assess the weather conditions to determine the soonest Coast Guard aircraft or surface assets can be on scene to conduct effective rescue operations.

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina initially received a call from the owner of the 180-foot, three mast tall ship, HMS Bounty, saying she had lost communication with the vessel’s crew late Sunday evening.

The Coast Guard 5th District command center in Portsmouth subsequently received a signal from the emergency position indicating radio beacon registered to the Bounty, confirming the distress and position.

An air crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City launched aboard an HC-130 Hercules aircraft, which later arrived on scene and reestablished communications with the Bounty’s crew.

The vessel was reportedly taking on water and was without propulsion. On scene weather is reported to be 40 mph winds and 18-foot seas.

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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ cast to perform special Halloween show

Monday, October 29th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s a dream come true for a local theater director. Nick Smith has been working on bringing ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ to Wilmington for years. And two weeks ago it opened to rave reviews.

Smith and actor Beau Mumford joined ‘Good Morning Carolina’ anchor Ashley Jacobs to talk about the challenges of bringing the musical to Wilmington, primarily the cost of buying the rights.

But once that was done, the show started to come together and now audience members can enjoy it for three more weeks, including a special show Halloween night.

Check out the whole interview then find ticket prices and times here.

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Flights to PHL and LGA from ILM cancelled due to Sandy

Monday, October 29th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — All Wilmington International Airport flights to and from Philadelphia are cancelled today and tomorrow. Flights are expected to resume Wednesday.

Delta’s flights to New York are also cancelled today. Continue checking airlines departures and arrivals by visiting the ILM website.

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WEATHER: Sandy moves north, cold moves in

Monday, October 29th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – As Sandy moves ashore in the mid-Atlantic, we will still be feeling the impacts of this broad and strengthening storm for the next couple of days. While the rain has shut of completely

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