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Archive for February, 2013

STORMTRACK 3: A little light snow today, main batch still hasn’t arrived…

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect for most of southeastern NC through early Sunday morning. A brief period of snow showers occurred across several counties today, producing as much as 1.5 inches in Onslow County. Warm ground temperatures melted some of the snow, but cold air will continue to filter into the area tonight. The main batch of snow showers will push into southeastern NC between 8 PM and midnight, with additional accumulation possible.

Now – 11 PM     Spotty snow showers, 1+ inch accumulation inland counties, trace to 1 inch coastal counties

After Midnight-  Snow showers ending, lows in the 20s.

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Politicians and the public got up close and personal

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The League of Women Voters hosted an up-close and personal event this weekend. Elected officials and voters talked face-to-face in Wilmington’s Northeast Library Assembly Room. County Commissioners, NC House Representatives, and even the Mayor were in the building to answer questions directly.

“Well that personal touch makes a huge difference,” said Democratic Representative Susi Hamilton. “I think when you lay hands on people and you touch them, shake their hand, look into their eyes, it makes a difference. They feel more connected to what is happening. They realize you are human, they realize that they are human, and there are people out there who have real concerns and want to be heard. They are committed enough to come out on a Saturday morning to reach out to us.”

The League organized the event with one goal in mind…to make elected officials as available to the public as possible.

“It gives us the opportunity to go into more depth about a specific issue or something that they may have a concern about,” said Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo.

The public did not seem shy about sharing these concerns.

“Lots of concerns over cuts to public education,” said Hamilton.

Wilmington City Council member Margaret Haynes added that she had heard concerns about education, also. Someone talked to her at length about not allowing guns in the public schools; A belief which she shares, but explained the city has little control over.

“Of course traffic is always a big issue in the community, and of course people want more roads, more traffic enforcement, more bridges…stuff of that nature,” said Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo.

Elected officials and constituents alike agree that discussing issues in person can be a lot more beneficial than responding through emails. Some think the most productive part of being face-to-face is the small talk.

“No question the face to face is what it is,” says Hayes. “It is a great opportunity to build relationships.”

Republican Representative Rick Catlin even caught himself catching up with a stranger.

“Well we just started exchanging backgrounds,” said Catlin. “He and I both worked our way through college. We are both engineers. Sometimes it is just nice to chat with people.”

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Thousands return to UNCW for Homecoming 2013

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Thousands of UNCW graduates came back to Wilmington on Saturday for homecoming. Reunions and events took place all over campus all day.

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Virginia Tech drops Diamond Hawks 9-0

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Taylor Horan and Matt Dauby had three hits apiece as Virginia Tech slugged its way past UNCW, 9-0, in an eight-inning, rain-shortened contest on Saturday at Brooks Field.

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Snow begins to fall in southeastern NC

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

The snow begins in southeast North Carolina.  It will spread eastward through this evening. 

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