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Archive for November, 2012

Light earthquake rumbles areas of E. Tenn., NC

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

KNOXVILLE, TN (Associated Press) — A light earthquake has hit in East Tennessee.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 3.0 magnitude quake with an epicenter in Sevier County hit at about 6 a.m. Saturday.

According to the USGS website, residents as far south as Vonore, as far north as Morristown, as far west as Alcoa and as far east as Black Mountain, N.C., reported feeling the ground shake.

It was the second quake to be felt in the area this month. A 4.3 magnitude quake centered in eastern Kentucky on Nov. 10 was felt in eight states.

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Wilmington businesses see boost from Saturday sales

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

It seems like all of the work to promote Small Business Saturday in downtown Wilmington paid off.

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NC State fires O’Brien after 6 seasons

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

North Carolina State has fired football coach Tom O'Brien after six seasons.

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No Powerball winner; jackpot goes to record $425M

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

DES MOINES, IA (Associated Press) — Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game.

Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer said sales were strong over the holiday week for Saturday’s drawing, which was estimated at $325 million before the numbers were picked. That was the fourth-largest jackpot in the game’s history.

Neubauer says the jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing could go even higher than the estimated $425 million because sales pick up in the days before record drawings.

The previous top Powerball prize was $365 million, won in 2006 by ConAgra Foods Workers in Lincoln, Neb.
The Powerball numbers for Saturday were 22-32-37-44-50, and the Powerball was 34.

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Festival of Trees underway at Cameron Art Museum

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Wilmington, NC (WWAY) – The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time to head over to the Cameron Art Museum for the Festival of Trees.

The Festival of Trees exhibit features 27 trees decorated by volunteers and sponsors from all over the Cape Fear region.

The highlight of the exhibit is a 15-foot-tall remembrance tree where exhibit goers can leave messages to loved ones.

“The tree’s are beautiful, they’re humorous, they’re quite thoughtfully put together, they’re very personal to the organizations missions and the festival is peppered and supported with throughout with performances by local musicians and we have a theatre performance on Thursday night,” says Anne Brennan, executive director of the Cameron Art Museum.

Tickets to the Festival of Trees range from $12 dollars for adults down to $6 dollars for children and are available at the door.

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