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Archive for December, 2013

Jimmy Buffett guitarist comes to Wilmington

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Peter Mayer has been the lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett for more than 20 years, but he’s working Wilmington into his busy schedule to help victims of Human Trafficking.

Poodle Lockhart stopped by the GMC studio to let everyone know that COR will get proceeds directly from ticket sales for Saturday’s concert. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Inside First Baptist Church, 411 Market Street, in Wilmington.

Tickets are available at Poodle’s Island Wear on Water Street or by calling (910)763-4523. People can also purchase tickets at www.poodleislandwear.com or at the door the night of the concert.

For those who can’t make it out to see Mayer, there is still a way to show support for COR by bidding in an online auction. Peter Mayer clothing and memorabilia from his tours with Jimmy Buffett will be available for auction, as well as products from local vendors: www.32auctions.com/pmg

Watch the full interview to get all the details from GMC and Poodle Lockhart.


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Officers investigate armed home invasion

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Deputies with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office were called to respond to reports of an armed home invasion Wednesday night.

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UNCW alum creates new eBooks service

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This Christmas many of you will get a new tablet to use for reading eBooks. If so, a UNCW alum says he has the perfect way to load it up with reading material.

Bryan Batten would take up to 200 fights for work each year.

“Naturally what do you do when you travel? You read,” Batten said.

Tired of lugging paperbacks around, he started searching for a rental service to eBooks, but came up short.

“I was like Netflix has been so successful. It’s crazy somebody hasn’t done something like this,” Batten said. “So being completely na├»ve and outside of the publishing world, I said, ‘Let’s see if this has any legs.'”

Batten opened the book on a new business called Entitle. The company, which launched Monday, has more than 100,000 eBooks users can choose from. Unlike Netflix, you get to keep the eBook after you finish reading.

“The way it works you get two, three or four books per month starting at $14.99. We are saving people 50 percent off what they are paying for books now,” Batten said.

If you purchase the plan that allows you three books a month for example, but you only have time to read one, you can still download the other two books, before the end of the month so you have them in your library.

“You sign up through the website EntitleBooks.com. After you sign up through the site, you’ll download the app, so you can download books through the app,” Batten said.

Entitle also recommends titles based on your preferences and use of the app.

“I like to be the person that finds something new and recommend it to people, so we wanted to create a service that did that for you,” Batten said.

The software works on IOS and Android devices, including Nook HD and Kindle Fire.


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First Alert Weather: Cold start – but here comes the warmth

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Chilly morning temperatures give way to the advertised warm up.

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Last chance to experience Enchanted Airlie this weekend

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

If you're looking to add a little enchantment and brilliance to your weekend, you have one last shot for the season to see the annual “Enchanted Airlie” light show–a Wilmington tradition since 2005.

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