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Archive for January, 2014

Trash pick-up delayed

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

The city of Wilmington trash pick-up has been delayed one day.

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Creativity reigns for makeshift sleds

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s not often we get a snow day in southeastern North Carolina. So why let it go to waste when we finally get one?

Everything from skim boards to street signs were used as as sleds. Kids of all ages made downtown Wilmington into a playground this afternoon.

“You got to throw in the towel on a day like this,” Debbie Smaxwell said.

And mostly importantly you have to embrace your surroundings, like many people did in downtown Wilmington.

“All the pros are out today,” sledder Evan Ryan said. “We only have the opportunity to do this every couple of years or so.”

The streets were more like a mountain of sorts with icy fun everywhere you turned.

“We have the skim boards out here,” Jordan Isles said. “Using school for more than an education.”

For some who aren’t used to these conditions, they, too, got an education in sledding.

“I haven’t mastered it as much as the two guys I’m out with today,” Emily Kane said. “They seem to go straight down the street, and I end up in the gutter every time.”

Although Kane admits her skills are not quite up to par, just down the road Bella and Norma, a pair of Golden Retrievers, thrived in the cool weather.

“The stick throwing was a lot more exciting cause they were sliding a lot more,” Smaxwell said.

A group of CFCC students slipped and slid all over the place and took surfing to a whole new level by tying a tow rope to the back of a truck.

“It’s basically like knee-boarding in ice on a skim board,” Kaleb Dunlow said. “We didn’t have any sleds, and we had skim boards sitting around our apartment. They work good on sand and water, so we figured it would work on ice.”

Remember: Don’t try that at home.

With many schools and businesses already announcing closings for tomorrow, a lot of people around the region will be able to take advantage of the slopes for another day.


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Icy roads have emergency crews focused on arriving safely

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Icy roads have first responders focused on arriving safely to emergencies and the fewer cars on the road the better they can respond.

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Officials urging drivers to stay off Sunset Beach bridge after accident

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

According to the town administrator of Sunset Beach, officials are advising drivers to stay off the bridge into town because of an accident.

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First winter storm of 2014 brings ice, snow

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The last week of January brought record cold temperatures and a major winter storm to southeastern NC. Several hours of persistent sleet gave way to snowfall accumulations, leading to dangerous road conditions.

Below, you will find a comparison between the forecast given by our weather team and the actual (unofficial) observed totals reported to the National Weather Service.

For any storm you can always follow the latest updates via Facebook & Twitter, or download our StormTrack 3 mobile app to see a more detailed forecast for your home.

Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson




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