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Archive for December, 2012

Leland funding buys added Brunswick stops for Wave route

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Leland volunteered to pay $50,000 to keep it in place.

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Flood warning for region canceled

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

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TORNADO WATCH has been canceled; Stay with WWAY for any updates

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The StormTrack 3 Weather Team is tracking a large storm system. It produced tornadoes in Alabama yesterday, and could do the same here today. We’ve already seen some waterspouts come ashore.

The Tornado Watch for our area has been canceled. 

The powerful system sparking the threat for severe weather is moving offshore, relieving us of any tornado development. 

When severe weather strikes… 


  • If a tornado threatens, it’s best to be is low to the ground away from windows. Locate an interior room on your home’s lowest floor. This often may be a bathroom or even a closet. Locate this and make sure your family knows where to go if a tornado warning is issued for your area. 


  • Make sure you have a way to receive warnings. The StormTrack 3 Weather Team has many ways to provide you with this potentially live saving information. 
  • Download the StormTrack 3 Mobile App for your smart phone. This receives warnings and can notify you in the event of a storm, even if the power is out. 
  • Follow WWAY and our meteorologists on Facebook (WWAY, Meteorologist Tim Buckley) and Twitter (@wway, @TimBuckleyWX) for constant storm updates
  • Stay with us on-air and online. If a tornado warning is in place, we will broadcast live and stream it on our website until the threat passes.

We’ll provide updates throughout the day until the storm passes. You can count on us!

– Meteorologist Tim Buckley

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Lightning strike starts fire at home in northern New Hanover

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

By Pressley Baird

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — A house fire that started after a lightning strike early this morning caused “very extensive” damage to a home in northern New Hanover County, according to fire officials.

The fire, which damaged a two-story house in the 7800 block of Bonaventure Drive,  started when lightning struck the house around 7 a.m., said Deputy Fire Marshal Tom Sosebee. Firefighters didn’t get to the scene until about 9:30 a.m., when smoke coming from the house alerted neighbors to a problem, Sosebee said. The home’s owners are out of town.

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Christmas tree recycling underway

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The holidays are winding down, and Christmas tree recycling is underway in New Hanover County and other communities around our area.

The county’s Environmental Management Department asks residents to take trees to one of three locations.

You can drop off your trees through February 6 at Ogden Park, Myrtle Grove Middle School and the New Hanover County Landfill. Make sure to remove all lights and decorations.

Topsail Beach will collect used Christmas trees and put them at the toe of sand dunes. The purpose is to collect sand through Aeolian action of the wind moving the sand particles that are captured by sand fencing and or other vegetative materials. This will help build the dunes that experience harsh wave action and escarpment during the winter ocean movements and Nor’easters. All Christmas trees, except artificial, may be placed at Town property at the Corner of Davis and Anderson in the marked area, immediately after Christmas and for the first few weeks of January.

Holden Beach will also use your old tanenbaums for beach nourishment. Drop them off next to the town’s Recycling Center under the water tower.

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