New Hanover County News
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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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Port City's 'Pretty Little Secret'
Submitted by Daniel Seamans on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:16pm.

videoMusic: It's the one place you can both lose and find yourself at the same time. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week is a musician who grew up here in the Cape Fear. She's won awards. She took some time off for family. Now Madonna Nash is back and better than ever. I call her the Port City's Pretty Little Secret.

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Rain doesn't stop the Street Turkeys of Wilmington
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:20pm.

videoThe Street Turkeys of Wilmington have been at The Landing in Wrightsville Beach all day collecting food for the food banks that serve central and eastern North Carolina. Event coordinator Jai Isear says the rain did not stop the donations from coming in. He says the food from this donation serves four counties and they serve about 67,000 people that don't know where their next meal comes from.

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Lejeune Marine lucks out on busy travel day
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:22pm.

video It's one of the busiest travel days a year, with millions flying and driving. But for one Camp Lejeune Marine, it was a smooth trip that actually ended up with him getting home earlier than he thought.

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