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New Year's Eve

Unclear whether live marsupial used at Possum Drop

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The organizer of a New Year's Eve Possum Drop in western North Carolina is keeping folks guessing as to whether he used a live specimen to ring in 2013. Full story...
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UPDATE: WPD traffic operation takes drunk drivers off the roads

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video Several area law enforcement agencies came together last night to "saturate the city." They were on the lookout for unsafe drivers, particularly those driving under the influence of alcohol, prescription medication, and drugs. Full story...
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Island of Lights New Year's Eve celebration to be held at pier; town apologizes Ocean Front Park not completed

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video The Island of Lights New Year's Eve celebration will be held in Kure Beach this year, but not at a new park as the town had hoped. The town of Kure Beach apologized on its website today that construction of Ocean Front Park is not completed. Full story...
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Ring in 2013 with 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest'

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video Ryan Seacrest hosts the year's biggest celebration at the crossroads of the world when Carly Rae Jepsen and Neon Trees join headliner Taylor Swift performing live in Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013," MONDAY on ABC and WWAY. Full story...
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Brasstown still having possum drop, with changes

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A possum drop that attracts thousands of people to a tiny western North Carolina town each New Year's Eve will go on this year, with some changes. Full story...
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NC judge rules against New Year's Eve possum drop

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There will be no possum drop in Brasstown this New Year's Eve if a decision by an administrative law judge stands. In a ruling issued Tuesday, Judge Fred Morrison said North Carolina law prohibits citizens from using wild animals for pets or amusement. Full story...
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Successful New Year's Eve in downtown Wilmington besides cab shortage

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video New Year's Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year in downtown Wilmington. Often with big crowds, come big problems, but this year Wilmington police say there were no major issues except for the shortage of taxi cabs. Full story...
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Downtown plans for New Year's Eve

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video It's no Times Square but downtown Wilmington is always a popular spot to ring in the New Year. Question is, can revelers keep themselves under control and will the cops be ready for them if they can't? Full story...
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Rock in 2012 with WWAY and ABC

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As 2011 winds down, ring in the new year with WWAY and ABC by celebrating the 40th anniversary of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" and look back at the top stories in news, weather in sports in the Cape Fear. Full story...

Police expecting large crowd for New Year's Eve celebrations

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Many people are preparing to ring in the new year, including the Wilmington Police Department. Capt. Jeff Allsbrook said much thought has gone into the planning of this year's patrol in order to keep the community safe and sound. Full story...
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