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STORMTRACK 3: Winter storm leaves behind power outages, dangerous roads

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The winter storm of mid-February dumped up to 3-7 inches of snow across parts of Duplin, Sampson, Bladen, Robeson, and Onslow counties. Major ice accumulations of 0.25 to 0.75 inches fell on southern counties. The combination of ice and gusty winds produced widespread power outages.

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humm

Come to Rocky Point, we didnt hardly get a thing. A little ice and some sleet, roads are just wet.

nothing im rocky point ??? r u kidding me

If your just looking out your window it may not seem to look bad, but i actually slid off the rd and into the ditch on I40, right before the 408 ,rocky point exit this morning , only going between 35 and 40 miles per hr , withmy hazard lights on trying to be super careful.. the roads have black ice patches all over them .. no matter how slow u drive, if u hit ice , ur gonna slide ..yea id think 2ce before saying aint nithing going on .. bc im proof of it

Is that why?

Is that why there were only about 20 cars wrecked out on I-40 this morning? Youare obviously clueless!

**WARNING**

There are zombies walking down MLK parkway!! PANIC and RUN while you stilll can dont forget your. Pasteurized milk and buy Everything from the store shelves

I'm thinkin that aint right !!!

Everbody already done know that them zombies aint doing no walking around when them temps get under forty deegrees. Theys to cold from already being dead ta be going fast enuf for walking.

Get yor facks straight Mr. Tom Jeffers!

People down here must buy

People down here must buy groceries one day at a time. Just buy canned foods that need no refrigeration, put them up and forget them. Same as for bottled water. Geez......I haven't bought milk in years. Don't use the stuff. There is always dry milk and evaporated mikl if you gotta have it. I have been here going on 40 years and learned to keep plenty of canned stuff, water and buy a generator. Surprising how folks are totally bombed out when the least little deviation of the norm occurs. They would never survive a major catastrophe. Way too dependant.

yep

You obviously don't have 2 toddler at your house. Have fun with your evaporated milk. I'll stick to m bag of emergency peanut m&m's.

Well let's see.. my hourly

Well let's see.. my hourly wage has been the same for 10 years, groceries have risen 70% in that time, "Sin taxes" have raised prices for cigarettes, beer and alcohol, everything else has risen as well. Is it no wonder people find themselves living paycheck to paycheck? What stockpiles I had in the chest freezer were long ago used up and the meager savings I had are long gone. Then "Obamacare" jacks my healthcare bill from 100/month to 500.. (I ditched it and hope I just die rather than a traumatic event)... also had to ditch my 401K withdrawals. Nice to know there are people that can still get by but I'm not one!

BUT Kudos to Lowes Foods.. I'm there almost every day and they know me well and smile and talk; I prefer that to being there once in a while and a faceless customer ;)

You haven't had a raise in

You haven't had a raise in 10 years, food has gone up 70% in that time, not to mention Gas, yet you go to Lowes food almost every day? Wouldn't it be smarter and more cost effective to plan your meals better?

Then again, a man who can't find a way to get a .25 get raise in 10 years, probably doesn't know a lot about planning.

Since you decide to go on

Since you decide to go on the offensive I'll reply. A lot of people left my former employer from frustration in not getting raises in any timely manner; I didn't in the 6+ Years I was there. My current employer hired me at that same wage; hopefully it will rise soon but my personality is not one to make waves in the workplace.

I go to the grocery store daily for a few reasons, I wouldn't call it lack of planning; do you plan your meals every day for your pay period and then buy accordingly? I prefer to go and see what catches my eye that day or sounds good based on my mood. A point also for those living paycheck to paycheck is if I spend X percent of my pay on groceries on payday and then a minor emergency comes up the money isn't there to handle it.. my way it is and I have to buy Ramen noodles or whatever BUT the toilet got fixed or whatever. That's a form of planning I'd think?

Some people just don't know

Some people just don't know what it is like to struggle. When we have the money, we stock up. Otherwise, we go to the store when we can. Sometimes we have to eat on the cheap because we have an unexpected expense. A lot of times we just get by through the grace of God, but we still get by.

I guess some people think that all raises are just out there for the taking. State employees don't get the raises they should. There are so many businesses out there struggling in this economy and can barely keep people employed, much less give them raises. In those situations it does no good to ask. I just pray that the judgmental person that attacked you, never has to struggle like you and I do.

Your life sounds so sad.

Your life sounds so sad. God bless you.

Who goes 4 years without a raise? Maybe you should consider moving to a city with a tad more jobs? 10 years in Wilmington and not a single raise?

No, I would not call that planning. I would call it pathetic.

Well Said!

Well said.......Sign of the times......

Milk

Great advances have been made with 'ultra pasteurized' milk. You can buy it by the case at CostCo and keep a stock on hand. Doesn't require refrigeration and tastes much better than powdered or condensed milk. In fact I don't think you can tell the difference between this milk and fresh pasteurized milk from the grocery store.

Ultra pasteurized....

That's just scary!!!! Pasteurization was created not only to kill bacteria but more importantly to extend Shelf life of milk. With UHT, the milk is heated up at such high temps (approximately 280 degrees) and at a very short time (a few seconds) that it changes the molecules in the milk. These molecules are naturally in the milk and are needed for absorption into the body and for proper digestion. When these changed proteins enter the body, the body sees them as foreign and launches an immune response. So while ultra-pasteurization kills bacteria, it also kills beneficial bacteria (probiotics) and damages the good benefits of milk such as vitamins and minerals. In this case, why drink it at all? BTW, while most "organic" milks on the supermarket shelves boast health, most are also ultra pasteurized.

Might want to reassess those

Might want to reassess those totals. Already have 4" outside of Wallace.

milk and bread

Better hurry and get milk and bread. that is always needed at mu house when bad weather comes in.

Wait 20 minutes, the weather

Wait 20 minutes, the weather will change!!

New Hanover still in School

New Hanover still in School and Temp is 31... What is wrong with them

Nothing....

There is nothing wrong with them. Its cold outside.