Thanksgiving
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NC road deaths up over Thanksgiving
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 8:22pm.

The Highway Patrol announced a preliminary number of 17 people who died on North Carolina highways during the Thanksgiving holiday period. The holiday period officially began at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and ended at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 30. Last year during the Thanksgiving holiday period, the highway patrol investigated ten fatal crashes.

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Black Friday dampened by Thanksgiving openings
Submitted by Chris Brown on Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:00am.

videoWith retailers open on Thanksgiving day, the black Friday rush we are all used to seeing, didn’t happen in Wilmington.

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Overnight shopping helps bargain hunters escape the crowds
Submitted by Taylor Yakowenko on Fri, 11/28/2014 - 5:15am.

For many folks around the Cape fear, holiday shopping got a jumpstart on Thanksgiving Day. A number of stores opened their doors just after dinner time for eager bargain hunters to kick off the gift giving season.

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Hundreds jump start holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day
Submitted by Taylor Yakowenko on Thu, 11/27/2014 - 6:42pm.

videoFolks in Wilmington said forget that turkey dinner and instead chose to wait outside of the Best Buy on South College Road. The doors opened around 5:00 p.m. and people piled inside to get their hands on the latest and greatest electronics and goodies.

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NFL alum attends Turkey Bowl in honor of coach
Submitted by Taylor Yakowenko on Thu, 11/27/2014 - 4:18pm.

videoAn NFL alum, as well as other football players, brought back a Thanksgiving tradition in honor a a coach and mentor.

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Runners participate in 'Turkey Trot' before turkey dinner
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 11/27/2014 - 4:07pm.

videoRunners, walkers and strollers hit the pavement for the Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot Thursday morning.

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Families host Thanksgiving meals for Camp Lejeune Marines
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:45pm.

videoA group of folks celebrated Thanksgiving by giving back and opening their doors to Camp Lejeune Marines who couldn't go home for the holiday.

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Boy Scouts help serve meals at Salvation Army
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:19pm.

videoThe Salvation Army, along with Boy Scout Troop 212, served folks a big Thanksgiving meal Thursday.

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Lightning lands one shopper out early Thanksgiving Day
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:34pm.

videoA lightning strike landed one shopper out bright and early this morning.

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Runners gallop for the gravy at the YMCA
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:11pm.

videoThe 5 k's were abundant this morning The YMCA held their 8th Annual Gallop for the Gravy event today.Event organizer Alex Mozingo says they had fewer people this year because of weather concerns, but races on Thanksgiving day have become a trend.

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