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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from WWAY NewsChannel 3

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Nearly 400 years after Thanksgiving was first celebrated in the new world, Americans again take time today to give thanks. Full story...
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Food banks looking for donations, in need of fruits and veggies

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video Many of you are getting ready for your Thanksgiving feast tomorrow but there are some who may not be as fortunate. All too often folks in our area go hungry, and it's area food banks and other organizations that put food in their bellies. Providing meals to the needy on a consistent basis though means a lot of food must be donated. Full story...
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Students board 'Mayflower' for Thanksgiving lesson

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Some young explorers boarded the "Mayflower" for an early Thanksgiving. Instead of being made of wood and floating, the ship was a bit more modern. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Church surprises Thanksgiving shoppers with free groceries

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video A small Clarkton church is adding hope by surprising Thanksgiving shoppers with a holiday treat and footing the bill for their turkey and all the fixin's. Full story...
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Hoop star gives away turkeys in hometown

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Cedric Simmons is playing for a pro team in Spain, but this weekend he and his family are making sure needy families have a good Thanksgiving. Full story...
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Community steps up to open hearts, homes to Marines on Thanksgiving

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With the help of 27 host families, a bus load of 54 Marines will make their way to the port Port City for a delicious meal and hospitality this Thanksgiving. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST PLACE TO BUY A THANKSGIVING PIE

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video In this week's "And the Winner is..." contest, we want to know where you go to get that special dessert to wrap up your Thanksgiving feast. Which store are you really thankful for when it is time to pick the perfect pumpkin, apple or sweet potato pie? We want to know where is the BEST PLACE TO BUY A THANKSGIVING PIE? Here's how the votes are baking up (4 pm Thurs.):
Apple Annie's - 35%
Sugar on Front Street - 32%
Carolina Farmin' - 28%
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UNCW enjoys 'Wagsgiving' feast

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Thanksgiving got an early start today at UNC Wilmington's annual "Wagsgiving" feast. Students lined up early to get a taste of the 1,700 pounds of turkey, hundreds of pounds of mashed potatoes and stuffing and 500 pies. Full story...
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Families sought to host Marines for Thanksgiving

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video Port City Java is organizing a Make a Marine's Thanksgiving drive. They're looking for 27 families to host two Marines each from Camp Lejeune Thanksgiving Day from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can feed them lunch, watch some football, or do whatever your family does to celebrate the holiday. Full story...
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Traditional Thanksgiving dinner cost up 13 percent

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The American Farm Bureau Federation reported Thursday that a meal with turkey and all the trimmings will cost about 13 percent more this holiday. Full story...
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Turkey day shoppers

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video While most people are at home sitting down to a turkey dinner and watching football, many dedicated shoppers decided to use the day to get a little holiday shopping done. Full story...
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Thankful not everyone gets the day off

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video Their work is never done. People who protect you and your family are proving that again this Thanksgiving. Working to help keep folks safe and sound, instead of being home with their families. Full story...
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Driving home for the holidays

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video Rather than getting felt up at the airport, many travelers are choosing to fill up at the gas station. AAA says less than four percent of people are flying this year with an astounding 94 percent of people are driving. The main reason? Convenience. Full story...
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WRAAP helps make sure needy have Thanksgiving feast, too

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Thanksgiving is a great day for eating as long as you have food, and many people do not. Enter WRAAP, a non-profit that finds ways to help folks in need. Full story...
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Air travelers pleased with experience

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video At Wilmington International Airport, things have been going smoothly, but can the same be said for airports across the country? Full story...
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