For some North Carolinians, today's snowfall was the first time they'd seen it accumulate round these parts. In Whiteville, children of all ages were taking full advantage of their snow day. Logan Hester was celebrating his first snow day and said, “It's really fun having the snow here and it's my first time.” That seemed to be the common theme in Whiteville on Tuesday. School closings meant both students and teachers could frolic in the snow for the first time in a long time. Sally Medford enjoys the snow and said, “I think in the 90's we had one, back in the early 90's, but it's been a while since it's really snowed and stayed.” Everyone tried their hand at snow day activities like making snowmen and snowangels with varying degrees of success. Tanner Hester said, “It was kind of weird. I don't know I just couldn't see the snowangel’s head.” Of course a few snowball fights broke out, and everyone had their own techniques for making the best snowball. Jonathan Medford explained, “I get the snow that's on top of the car first. It's a little bit icier and packs a little harder.” Regardless of age, the snow on the ground made lots of people feel young at heart today with plenty of adults joining in the winter festivities. Logan said, “There were lots of people throwing them: my uncle, my dad, my mom, me and my brother.” In the end experience prevailed as Tanner said, “I think my dad won.” Win or lose, everyone was happy to spend the day in the snow instead of a classroom. Eventually the cold got the best of the Hester family; they headed inside to warm up with a little hot chocolate and soup. If the snow sticks around they'll have another chance to take advantage of it tomorrow. Columbus County schools will be closed again Wednesday.
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