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Archive for June, 2014

Big crowd turns out for 11th annual North Carolina Blueberry Festival

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — Pender County held the 11th annual blueberry festival this weekend.

One vendor sold out of all of their products before 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Reva Upright says Ivanhoe Farms and their girls are known for their blueberry baked goods. Along with selling blueberries, they also make crunch cakes, sour cream coffee cakes, jam and muffins. Upright says these goodies may have given her a new nickname.

“We just started a few and everybody was calling for it,” Upright said. “They come back and say, ‘You’re the cake lady,’ or ‘You’re the crunch lady.’ So they just come back to see us.”

One of the event organizers, Pete Cowan, says this event brings the local area $2 million every year. He said they saw at least 30,000 people this year.

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Oak Island town council will discuss ‘no dogs on the beach during peak hours’ policy

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

“No dogs on the beach.” That's a discussion item now on the July 8th agenda for the town of Oak Island. Mayor Betty Wallace says she is proud of the beach's reputation for being dog friendly, so she has concerns about the idea, which a homeowner recently proposed.

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Police: Stolen phone dropped from suspect’s bra

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Officers arrested a female suspect after a stolen item fell out of her bra around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Officers won’t be charged in fatal Hampstead shooting

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Hampstead man died in April shooting

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Stormfest prepares new residents for weather

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– Stormfest prepared new residents for weather on Saturday. More than 600 people attended this year’s event.

This annual event at the Cape Fear Museum is used to raise awareness and increase preparedness on the science of weather.

There were hands-on weather experiments, shelter information and several presentations.

Our own chief meteorologist Jerry Jackson gave a presentation about the hurricanes in North Carolina’s past.

Gwen Garrett and her family just moved to Wilmington two months ago. She said the day could not have been more helpful.

“I feel more prepared, because of all of the safety checklists and all of the things people told us about the shelters,” Garrett said. “My kids were worried about it. It’s nice to know that we have some place to go if something like that happens.”

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