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WWAY's Friday night sports - Nov. 25
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 11:44pm.

video On Friday night we showcased the 2-A east finals of high school football. Tarboro beat South Columbus to advance to the 2-A state title game. Ayden-Grifton knocked off Wallace-Rose Hill in the 1-AA east finals. We've got highlights from both games. Click play video to see that. Click full story to see playoff scores from around the entire state & pairings for the state finals as well.

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After technical difficulties, the downtown Wilmington tree lights up for big crowd
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 10:40pm.

The lighting of the Christmas tree in downtown Wilmington started off with some technical difficulties. As the crowd chanted, "Three, two, one," there were no lights to be found. Folks laughed off the technical glitch and waited around for the tree to light up.

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Shots fired at Fayetteville mall on Black Friday
Submitted by Laura Seel on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 9:41pm.

Authorities are looking for two suspects after gunfire erupted at a mall in Fayetteville early Friday morning.

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UNC Exhibit looks at textbooks role in history
Submitted by Laura Seel on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 9:36pm.

A new exhibit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill looks at the role textbooks have played in state history.

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Shooting rampage death toll rises to 6
Submitted by Laura Seel on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 9:24pm.

6 people have now died after a shooting rampage in Greensboro five days ago.

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Downtown Wilmington gives gift of free on-street parking
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 3:34pm.

To kick off the holiday season, downtown on-street parking was free both on Thanksgiving day and Friday.

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Black Friday shoppers scour Wilmington stores for best deals
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 3:25pm.

video While many were sleeping off the turkey and stuffing from Thanksgiving, thousands of Wilmington shoppers had already been out for hours looking for the best Black Friday deals.

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O, Christmas tree! Real tree lovers say fake ones can't compete
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 11:03am.

While many families have moved toward artificial trees, many still find joy in picking out that favorite fir. Whether you prefer a 10-footer or a Charlie Brown-style tree, you can find it all this season.

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