make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

BREAKING NEWS: Fair's first night canceled

READ MORE:

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The first night of the Cape Fear Fair & Expo has been canceled because of the threat of severe weather.

"Safety is our first priority," fair manager Skip Watkins said.

The fair was scheduled to open Thursday evening. Instead, the gates will open Friday at 5 p.m.

A line of storms in advance of a cold front has been moving across North Carolina all day long bringing rain to the area this afternoon. This same line produced at least 4 tornadoes in the central and western NC counties Wednesday. The cold front will push offshore Thursday evening, ending the severe threat. Much colder air will filter into the area Friday.

The Cape Fear Fair & Expo runs through November 6.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

fair

this is crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! had my child for 1 dat and now we cant go

Apparently,

Apparently, commonsenseuncommon, you would rather have your child get wet and possibly electrocuted.. They are doing it for the safety of everyone!

Maybe they should have

Maybe they should have looked outside as there has been hardly any rain in wilmington all day and is gone out of the area !

what she said.

what she said.

The bad weather has been

The bad weather has been gone since early this morning. Bunch of clowns running the show.....