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Archive for September, 2014

East Carolina beats North Carolina 70-41

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Shane Carden threw for 438 yards and four touchdowns to help East Carolina beat North Carolina 70-41 on Saturday, turning in another dominating performance against its instate rival.

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First Alert Forecast: Coastal showers though Saturday, but clearing up for your Sunday

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

The last weekend of summer begins with northeast breezes, clouds, and coastal showers. 

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N.C. Shell Show displays shells from all over the world

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Do you enjoy collecting shells? The Cape Fear Museum had quite an unique assortment of shells on display this weekend for the Annual North Carolina Shell Show.

The museum was filled with shell exhibits, shell vendors, the popular “pick a shell” table where you can start your own shell collection, experts to answer questions about shells and more.

Shell Show Chairman, John Timmerman, said, “There are a lot of shells from North Carolina including our state shell the scotch bonnet. I’ve got some shells here on display from the Outer Banks. I got a fossil shell from the local stone quarry up in Castle Hayne, and I got shells from right down the road at Fort Fisher.”

Exhibitors were from across the country displaying many shells they have collected, purchased, and traded from all over the world.

The Cape Fear Museum says this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about seashells and hopes the show will continue to be held in Wilmington in the years to come.

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NC Rice Festival held in Belville this weekend

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

BELVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Belville held the North Carolina Rice Festival in celebration of the town, but also for the historical aspect of the area.

During the late 1700 and 1800, rice was the main crop in the state of North Carolina exporting tons overseas.

Belville was named after the rice plantation, Belville plantation, that was located where the river walk is at now.

The festival had live music, many food vendors, and even a rice cooking contest.

Mayor Allen explained, “What we are trying to do is to draw attention to the town, draw attention to the historical side of it, show people what went on in this region, and how the Carolinas got started.”

The mayor also said the river walk would be extending a dock out from the park along with adding a classroom so public schools can use the facility for education. Ground breaking for this project is planned to be on October 4th.

Another idea being discussed for the park is a water taxi service transporting folks from downtown Wilmington area to the river walk dock in Belville.

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WPD: 2 victims assaulted, robbed in downtown Wilmington

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Police in Wilmington are investigating a reported armed robbery that sent two people to the hospital.

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