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Archive for October, 2012

Children’s Museum hosts early trick-or-treating

Friday, October 26th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hurricane Sandy isn’t going to ruin the weekend for some tots around the area. Halloween started a little early for some younger princesses and super heroes this morning at the Children’s Museum of Wilmington.

The museum hosted a pumpkin hunt, complete with spooky decorations and candy for families who might want a safer, earlier alternative to traditional trick-or-treating.

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Sandy could make N. Topsail Beach erosion even worse

Friday, October 26th, 2012

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WWAY) — On Topsail Island high tides are bringing a new meaning to beach front property, and they could soon cost some property owners their home.

Beach erosion is common in many coastal communities. However, in North Topsail Beach the erosion has become so severe it is threatening to wash an entire neighborhood into the Atlantic Ocean.

“At the north end is the neighborhood of the inlet, so we’ve had some accelerated erosion that is inlet related,” North Topsail Beach Mayor Dan Tuman said. “We had some high, high tides earlier this week. Water did come up and go under some houses and spilled out on the street.”

The accelerated erosion has the sea knocking on the doorstep of many of the homes.

Robert and Kim Blok say this destruction has been hard to watch.

“It’s sad,” Kim said. “The first time we were here was a couple of months ago, and we walked right through here, and it wasn’t nearly as bad as it is now so it’s just a sad situation.”

Watching the foundations of the homes at the north end crumble has given the Bloks a new respect for Mother Nature.

“It’s the nature of the beast,” Kim said. “You know when you build that you can’t change nature, because the ocean is going to do what it’s going to do. When you live here you know that that’s the risk you take.”

Help is on the way in the form of dredging and a beach renourishment project performed by the Town of North Topsail Beach, however it could be too late with Hurricane Sandy fast approaching. Mayor Tuman says the renourishment project will start in mid-November.

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Cancellations and Delays: 20 reported

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Click here to see a list of cancellations and delays due to threat of Hurricane Sandy.

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Dental practice paying kids for Halloween candy

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Treat-gatherers age 18 and younger can exchange candy for cash at two Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry locations, in Bolivia and Oak Island, as part of this year’s Halloween Candy Buy Back program through Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends care packages to U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions.

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Tropical storm warning issued for New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick counties

Friday, October 26th, 2012

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Onslow counties.

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