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New Year's Eve

Possum Drop's future again uncertain in NC

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The use of a wild opossum during an annual New Year's Eve celebration in the North Carolina mountains again is uncertain after a Wake County judge agreed to block a General Assembly law approved this year. Superior Court Judge Bryan Collins granted a preliminary injunction Friday related to the Possum Drop in Brasstown. WRAL-TV reports Collins found People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and other groups were likely to win their lawsuit, so he granted their motion. Full story...
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Deadlines approaching for Leland holiday street parking permits

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videoThere's nothing like a house full of family and friends for the holidays, but in Leland that means you may need to permits for those guests to park on the street in front of your house, and time is running out. Full story...
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Pleasure Island ushers in New Year with a bang

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videoThousands from around the Cape Fear region came together on Pleasure Island to witness the beach ball drop and shuffle their way into 2014. Full story...
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Charities get rush of donations as year comes to close

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videoToday is the final day to make donations you can write off on your 2013 tax return. New Year's Eve is one of the Salvation Army's busiest days to collect what some families in our area really need. Full story...
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Children's Museum gets party started early with New Year's Noon

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videoThe Children's Museum of Wilmington made sure kids do not have to worry about missing the New Year's fun because of a bedtime. Even though 2014 is just hours away, some children rang in the New Year a little early. Full story...
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Pembroke to hold 1st New Year's Eve Pine Cone Drop

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The town of Pembroke will celebrate the end of 2013 with the help of a nearly 400-pound pine cone. Full story...
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Take the perfect hostess gift to your party tonight

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videoNew Year's Eve is one of the biggest nights of the year for parties and taking the host or hostess a gift is an important task for attendees. Think outside the usual bottle of wine and consider candles, BBQ sauces, olive oils or gourmet treats. Full story...
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Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy, Fergie host 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'

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videoIt's not New Year's Eve without the most famous of all year-end celebrations, and you can see it ONLY ON ABC and WWAY NewsChannel 3. Full story...
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STYLE STOP: Last minute New Year's Eve fashion tips

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videoIn the latest installment of Style Stop, Jessica DeVault has tips on how to make your New Year's Eve a stylish success. Women should look for big, statement necklaces to update their look for the big night and men should consider pairing a favorite blazer with dark denim pants and a pocket square to make a splash. Full story...
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New Associated Press poll shows what mattered in news

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video In a new Associated Press poll, a large number of Americans are ready to wave goodbye to 2013. The AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve Poll was conducted several weeks ago and included online interviews from 1,367 adults. Full story...
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