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Archive for December, 2013

Lady Seahawks draw record crowd

Friday, December 20th, 2013

The Lady Seahawks played host to Liberty on an early 11:30 a.m. tip at Trask Coliseum Thursday. It marked the seventh installment of the “Seahawks Tomorrow” game where thousands of young students from around the area were in attendance.

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Navassa board OKs police equipment auction

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Council members agreed Thursday to hold an auction for surplus police department equipment

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FAA reveals what caused Southwest flight to plummet

Friday, December 20th, 2013

RALEIGH (WTVD) — The FAA has released new information in the Southwest Airlines flight bound for RDU that plummeted in midair causing panic among passengers.

New information reveals that equipment used to maintain cabin pressure malfunctioned on flight 3426. Officials say both air conditioning systems failed during the flight from Tampa. Those systems supply pressure to the aircraft, and when they stopped working the plane dropped thousands of feet.

As the pilot worked to regain altitude, Southwest said he mistakenly activated the P.A. system and sent his plan of action meant for crew members to passengers.

“When he put the P.A. on it was like a ‘psshhhhhhh,’ that kind of sound,” passenger Shelley Wills said. “It came on three times and then that’s when we heard, ‘we’re going down.'”

The pilot was able to correct the pressurization problem and landed safely. However, Wills said the miscommunication left many passengers upset and fearing for their lives. Southwest emailed an apology for the “confusion” and issued $200 vouchers.

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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Wilmington Railroad Museum in holiday spirit

Friday, December 20th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC, (WWAY) — The Wilmington Railroad Museum is in the full holiday spirit this weekend.

There’s tons to do, including “The Polar Express” readings and the Christmas Train & Light Spectacular. But they also have plenty of things planned to ring in the New Year.

George Elliott stopped by today to find out more.


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TRAFFIC ALERT: One lane closed on I-40

Friday, December 20th, 2013

The left lane on  I-40 in Pender County will be closed  from mile marker 389 to 409. 

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