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Archive for January, 2014

HomeEXPO and Remodeling Show wraps up

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

The 22nd Annual HomeEXPO & Remodeling Show came to the Schwartz Center at the Cape Fear Community College.

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Gas prices likely to make annual climb in February

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Prices at the gas pump are likely to start climbing in coming weeks, and the reason isn’t a new one.

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Seascape homeowners continue lawsuit against county, developer

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

A group of Brunswick County homeowners plans to continue a lawsuit against the county.

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Winter Storm Watch in effect Tuesday and Wednesday

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Robeson, Bladen, Columbus, Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties starting Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.

A pleasant weekend with temps in the 50’s will preceed an even warmer Monday with highs in the 60’s. But, an arctic cold front approaches from the West and that will change our weather dramatically come Tuesday and Wednesday.

Lots of cold air will be in place in wake of the arctic cold front, right as it stalls offshore. Waves of low pressure will ride up this front like cars on a highway. That means a lot of moisture will be available starting Tuesday afternoon. With cold air already in place, precipitation will likely fall as snow and possibly sleet in Southeastern North Carolina beginning Tuesday afternoon and lingering into Wednesday night.

Accumulation of 3″ plus is possible at this point. Bridges may become icy and dangerous since those surfaces will cool much faster than the ground.

Stay with WWAY and the StormTrack 3 Weather Team for continuing developments and forecasts as the system approaches.

Follow more recent updates on this potential coastal winter storm via Facebook and Twitter.


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Beethoven look-a-likes run to benefit the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Beethoven makes an appearance at a race to benefit the Wilmington Symphony.

Runners, some dressed in athletic gear, and others sporting musical instruments and costumes modeled after the German composer and musician took to Brunswick Forest for the inaugural Beethoven 15k and 5k.

It was a blast from the past as Beethoven’s look-a-likes ran down the streets of Brunswick Forest. Racers could choose between a more relaxing 5k, or a 15k, for those looking for an extra challenge.

“I’m not really a Beethoven fan,” music teacher Brandi Neal explained. “But I’m a symphony fan so I want to support the arts, because it is dying.”

A music teacher at Coastal Carolina University, Neal knows this first-hand. Aside from that though, Neal says she is racing for more than just music.

“I picked up running because diabetes runs really hardcore in my family, and I don’t want to get it,” Neal said.

Runner Kristien Morris and her K-9 companion joined the race as well. And even though Waffle didn’t run the race, he did give his owner plenty of congratulatory kisses at the finish line.

“Anytime we can get out here and support a good cause, and get a little exercise is good for someone that’s an avid athlete or a runner,” Morris said.

Marian hills, President of the Board of Directors estimates nearly 350 runners and walkers came out to support the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra.

In their 42nd year, Hills says the Wilmington Symphony performs several times throughout the year, including performances some of Beethoven’s works.

“It’s critical that we raise the money, put on the performances, and give this opportunity to the musicians and the community,” Hills explained.

But the organization doesn’t just put on performances; they also inspire and teach future generations of musicians.

“So, we’re developing the next group of classical players,” Hills added.

Snazzy t-shirts and custom medals awaited runners and walkers at the finish line. Racers with the best times, and best costumes were awarded at the post-race party.


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