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3, 2, 1! Cutest memory made at Lake Linda Christmas Lights

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, some magic happened in Hampstead. We told you about a special six year old girl who lives with juvenile arthritis earlier this month and how a community was creating a memory for her. Today....we take you to it.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Speedy Sweetie

The WWAY One Day Blitz benefiting the Salvation Army was such a success it had the folks inside Krispy Kreme in overdrive trying to get the donuts out the door as soon as they are ordered.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Surprise Serenader

We first crossed paths with our Extraordinary Person of the Week last year when a viewer sent us video of someone randomly singing patriotic songs in a Wilmington Walmart.

EXTRAORDINARY SPECIAL: The Surprise Serenader

 We first crossed paths with the surprise serenader in 2016 when a viewer sent in cell phone video from one of his pop up performances at a Walmart in Wilmington.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Oasis News

A non-profit that helps kids with autism is giving newscasts a run for their money. A teacher at OASIS NC started having her students write news articles and that turned into an actual weekly newscast put on by those students.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Extraordinary Warriors

A local non-profit is making sure the men and women who serve and have serve in any capacity get the help they need to stay healthy in mind and body.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Giving Kids a Shot

We all know that kids are the future. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week is making sure kids in our area have a safe place where opportunity exists in numerous ways.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Whole Hog Hobby

25 of the best barbecue chefs in the state will go head to head in a cook off for the state title. It's the 32nd annual Whole Hog Barbecue Championship and a Brunswick County father-son duo are in the competition.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Radical Love Mural Project

Creativity is on display with love and solidarity front and center.  Snipes Academy students are taking part in a project put together by students and staff at UNCW.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Burying the Bad Apple

Social media is wonderful, magical, monster. Bad apples often get a spotlight, the stories get shared over and over, and it gives a false reality of life in general. In reality, the bag is full of more good apples than bad ones. Life is full of the good stuff too. Timothy Hutto is giving the good apples an undivided spotlight.

‘A Bike for Every Child’ to get their funding beefed up on Wednesday

The non-profit organization that makes sure there is a bike for every child is getting a little help by a local business.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Wheelchair POP Topper

Bumper stickers have long been used as a form of expression on the back on a car or truck. But in Carolina Beach, a woman has found a way to break barriers with the back of her wheelchair.

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Too little, too late? Bar owners react to Gov. Cooper’s Phase 3

Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that North Carolina will move into Phase 3 of COVID-19 reopening on Friday, allowing some businesses to reopen for the first time since March.

COVID-19 assistance for farmers market operators and local food hubs

Beginning Oct. 1, farmers markets operators and local food hubs can apply for assistance through the COVID-19 Emergency Aid for Farmers Market Operators and Local Food Hubs program.

Person falls off Oak Island Pier, clings to piling until rescued

A man was rescued from the ocean Wednesday morning after they fell off the end of the Oak Island Pier, according to Oak Island Water Rescue. 

‘Negative, uncivil’: Voters react to chaotic first 2020 presidential debate

People around the nation and right here in the Cape Fear are still digesting the fiery debate Tuesday night between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.