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Archive for November, 2013

First Alert Weather: Below average temps. Saturday

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Below normal temperatures continue for the next five days, shower chance returns late Sunday. 

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GE Hitachi makes strides in nuclear power plant program

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

With muted fanfare, the GE Hitachi nuclear power plant program regained its footing in 2013.

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Christmas trees light up in Downtown Wilmington and at Mayfaire

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The countdown is complete and the lights are lit!

Hundreds of kids of all ages showed up to the 4th annual Holiday Tree Lighting in downtown Wilmington Friday night. People enjoyed the lights, listened to the music, and sipped on free hot chocolate and coffee to stay warm.

This year, the tree is at the corner of Princess and Water Streets. It kicked off a series of events each weekend and attracted some first timers.

“We didn’t shop today but we are very happy to be down here and sharing this with the community because this is more important. It’s what Christmas is about,” said Helen Ryan of Wilmington.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus also stopped by to check out the tree. One by one, kids sat on Santa’s lap to tell him what they wanted for Christmas.

Santa had to move quickly to the other side of Wilmington at Mayfaire Town Center where he and Mrs. Claus lit up the tree there.

More than a thousand people watched ballet and theater performances, danced to live music, and watched the 16-foot tall tree light up the night. Again, there were people there who had never seen the tree lighting at Mayfaire and they loved it.

“The comradery, the festivities, you know, young, old, everybody has a blast. Couldn’t be happier!” Lori Utz said.

The entertainment included the Future Shine Holiday Band who gave Ol’ Saint Nick a run for his money on stage with elves on guitar.

There were also other Christmas tree lightings across the Cape Fear Friday night.

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Jagr, Devils rally past Hurricanes 5-2

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists, and the New Jersey Devils scored four goals in the third period of a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

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No. 4 Arizona beats No. 6 Duke 72-66

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Nick Johnson scored all but two of his 15 points in the second half and No. 4 Arizona beat No. 6 Duke 72-66 on Friday night in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

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