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Archive for October, 2014

My turn: Wilmington’s film industry may not be dead

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

We’ve been hearing a lot about the demise of the film and television production industry in the Wilmington area due to the end of the current state tax incentive. But the curtain may not be closing on the work being done here after all.

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Public input sought on estuary management plan

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve will hold public and committee meetings in the coming week

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Long lines as early voting starts

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — From now until Nov. 1, registered voters can cast their ballot at any early voting site in their county.

It all started this morning. The sun had barely risen as people waited in line to cast their vote.

“It was also important for me to get out here, because I am going to be busy all day Tuesday, Nov. 4,” voter Brendan Brown said.

Voters say the Election Day can cause many hassles.

“There’s a lot of people that what till the last minute,” one voter said.

That can make for crowded polling sites.

“I’m here today in part to avoid long lines,” said another voter.

And not to mention mother nature’s unpredictability.

“The weather can be bad,” a voter said.

So on this sunny day, people headed to the polls to get their ballot in.

“I am really glad to see all these people actually turned out,” a voter said.

The NAACP also turned out to show their support of early voting. The period for early voting was shortened from 17 to 10 days, but counties still have to offer at least the same number of cumulative hours for people to vote.

Click here to see a list of early voting locations in your county

Even with the shortened time, the NAACP plans to take advantage of the 10-day period.

“We are trying to bring ten people,” Barbra Smith said. “If all of us, each of us, tries to bring ten people a day can, you imagine what it would look like?”

The number of registered voters in New Hanover County are up according to the Board of Elections. Since 2010, about 15,000 more people have registered to vote.

“We are only 191 square miles and second smallest in the state geographically, but registration wise we are about eighth,” New Hanover County Elections Director Marvin McFadyen.

Before you head to the polls, click here to make sure you know the candidates with the help of the WWAYTV3.com Voter Resources page

On Election Day, your polling place and address is listed on your voter registration card issued by your county board of elections. Or click here to see your voter registration information, including your polling place and sample ballots.

Polls will be open on Election Day, Nov. 4, from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.


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North America treated to partial solar eclipse this evening

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

AP Aerospace Writer

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

Tonight most of North America will have prime viewing of a partial solar eclipse. The new moon will hide part of the sun from view. The eclipse will unfold slowly following its start near the Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia.

Click here for coverage from NASA TV from 5 to 7:45 p.m.

The best views will be in the US Northwest and northern Canada, especially Prince of Wales Island. New England and the Canadian Maritime provinces will miss out.

In the eastern half of the US, the eclipse will occur near sunset.

Sky gazers are urged to protect their eyes with special filtered glasses. Regular sunglasses are not good enough.

This makes for two solar and two lunar eclipses this year.



NASA: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2014.html#SE2014Oct23P

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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Wilmington Academy puts a twist on chemistry

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Middle school students at the Wilmington Academy of Arts Science took a break from their usual classroom lectures to celebrate “Mole Day.”

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