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Archive for August, 2014

Heavy traffic beginning of Labor Day weekend

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The last holiday weekend brought more traffic to the Port City.

AAA is predicting a busy weekend traffic wise. AAA said that just over a million North Carolina residents will travel 50 miles or more for Labor Day.

It looked like people were getting a head start Friday evening. Highway 421 was backed up all the way to 140 and 74/76 was backed up as well.

AAA said a recovering economy and lower gas prices are to blame for the boost to nationwide travel by 1.6% this weekend.


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News & Notes – Photo competition; celebrate National Anthem; Leland Founders’ Day event; amateur radio licensing class

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

The Coastal Carolina Camera Club recently held a juried print competition.

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News & Notes – Celebrate National Anthem; shark expert to speak; free in-school flu vaccines; fish fry

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

It’s the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Let’s have a sing-along!

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Saturday, August 30th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The very last Downtown Sundown Concert finished Friday night.

Wristband sales benefited a non-profit that provides services for people with autism and their families in North Carolina.

George Elliott stopped by today to find out more about their wonderful support.


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Surf City island fire caused by fireworks

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

A fire burning on a dredge island in the intracoastal water near Surf City was caused by fireworks.

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