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Archive for October, 2012

UPDATE: Fire reported between ceiling and roof of Hardee’s

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Firefighters were at the Hardee's restaurant on Carolina Beach Road Wednesday afternoon for reports of smoke.

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Early voting drawing big crowds around the Cape Fear

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Less than a week before Election Day, many people are taking full advantage of One Stop Voting. Voters say because of early voting, there is no excuse not to make your voice heard.

“We have a privilege to take advantage of being able to vote early,” voter Jesslyn Allen said. “Other states can’t do that, so just for time and convenience. It just makes more sense.”

And a good number of voters have taken advantage of One Stop Voting. Columbus County says more than 20 percent of its registered voters have already cast their ballots. In New Hanover County, more than 34,000 people have voted, and more than 30,000 in Brunswick County. Pender County says close to 13,000 have gone to the poll already, and Bladen is reporting more than 6,000.

Most voters we spoke with said they decided to vote early so they could get in and out and avoid the long lines on Election Day. With such high numbers of early voters, though, longer lines have already been forming. But voters and poll workers say the lines move quickly.

“It’s a great location, and we got the equipment we need,” poll supervisor Richard Teeter said. “People just seem to flow in and out. We probably haven’t had anybody wait more than 30 minutes, at the max.”

Some confusion by voters has been reported, but overall the boards of elections from our region say early voting has been running smoothly.

Some voters, though, have reported that their votes have not been recorded correctly. The boards of elections in multiple counties say whenever there is an issue, they correct it immediately to maintain the integrity of early voting.

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Company creates special Halloween costumes for kids in wheelchairs

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This Halloween Wilmington’s 101 Mobility teamed up with a special education class at Codington Elementary to celebrate the holiday.

Employees designed special costumes to fit the students’ wheelchairs. The costumes included Mario and a Mario Cart, a DJ, a firefighter and fire truck and even Snow White and a princess.

“It’s really gratifying to see how happy the children are to feel an integral part of the school on Halloween,” Codington principal Budd Dingwall said.

The students showed off their costumes and took home the custom-made outfits after school for trick-or-treating tonight.

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Michelle’s Markdowns: You don’t want to miss shopping this week

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

It's a huge week for deals at CVS, Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods.  CVS will pay you for buying things this week, and both grocery stores are holding super double coupons promotions, which means they'll double coupons up to around $2.

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New insect could damage the state’s Soybean crop

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The tiny Kudzu bug is growing in numbers across the south. The bug is a native of Asia, but was discovered in Georgia two years ago.

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