Holidays http://wunc.org en Movies On The Radio: What Is Your Favorite Holiday Movie? http://wunc.org/post/movies-radio-what-your-favorite-holiday-movie <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 18:10:00 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 27634 at http://wunc.org Movies On The Radio: What Is Your Favorite Holiday Movie? Highway Patrol Goes Out In Force For The Holidays http://wunc.org/post/highway-patrol-goes-out-force-holidays <p></p><p>Nearly 2.8 million North Carolinians are expected to travel for Christmas or New Year's vacations.</p><p></p><p>Gas prices and air fares are holding steady, but 48,500 more people plan to travel for the holidays this year than last, according to AAA Carolinas.</p><p></p><p>Spokeswoman Angela Daley says that could be due to the improving economy. She says the weeks that include Christmas and New Year's Day are the most popular travel time, and it's also the longest. Daley says that makes it easier for people to plan trips at their convenience.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:02:35 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 27745 at http://wunc.org Highway Patrol Goes Out In Force For The Holidays Raleigh Viral Video: 'Xmas Jammies' Close To 11 Million Youtube Views http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-viral-video-xmas-jammies-close-11-million-youtube-views <p>We've been following the story of a local family and their holiday video that has gone viral. We noticed it when it had 1.5 million Youtube views.</p><p><strong>Here's our original story, posted 12/17/13:</strong></p><p>Possibly the cutest Christmas viral video ever features local Raleigh-based&nbsp;WNCN anchorman Penn Holderness, his wife Kim, six-year-old daughter Lola, and four-year-old son Penn Charles.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2kjoUjOHjPI" width="560"></iframe></p><p>The song is really catchy:</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Carol Jackson 27561 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Viral Video: 'Xmas Jammies' Close To 11 Million Youtube Views Great Harvest For NC Christmas Tree Farmers http://wunc.org/post/great-harvest-nc-christmas-tree-farmers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Jessie Davis started tagging trees for sale in his 500-acre farm in western North Carolina this fall, he noticed his </span>Frasier<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> firs were taller and brighter than they were in previous years. He knew the reason was simple: this was a rainy year.</span></p><p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jorge Valencia 26503 at http://wunc.org Great Harvest For NC Christmas Tree Farmers Careful Holiday Spending http://wunc.org/post/careful-holiday-spending-0 <p>Holiday spending cash – or the lack of it – is on the minds of many people this time of year.&nbsp; There is a group of North Carolina state employees whose job is to make sure budgets are balanced and audits are perfect.&nbsp; More than 300 of these fiscal agents gathered in Raleigh this week and were asked how they were planning on spending their holiday cash this season.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:35:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7085 at http://wunc.org Looking for Black Santa http://wunc.org/post/looking-black-santa <p></p><p></p><p>Durham, North Carolina is one of the most diverse communities in the state. Mayor Bill Bell likes to say it’s the city with NO racial majority. Then why is it so hard to find an African American Santa Claus? Fri, 09 Dec 2011 11:25:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7129 at http://wunc.org Looking for Black Santa Expect More Black Friday Online and Store Sales http://wunc.org/post/expect-more-black-friday-online-and-store-sales <p>Let the holiday shopping frenzy begin! But it looks like traditional and online retailers are ignoring Black Friday and moving in ahead of time.</p><p>It might be a little shocking – but a lot of big box stores and department stores are opening their doors tonight.&nbsp; Justin Bieber will be there.</p><p></p><p><span style="margin-left: 40px; display: block;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Justin Bieber:</span>&nbsp; "Yo! I’m going to Macy’s Black Friday sale. SCREAM. Yeah, I know it’s pretty cool, it starts at midnight."</span></p> Thu, 24 Nov 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7185 at http://wunc.org Holiday Travel Getting Underway http://wunc.org/post/holiday-travel-getting-underway <p>Many North Carolinians will be traveling this year for the Thanksgiving holiday. About 200 thousand people are expected to fly through Raleigh-Durham airport over the long weekend. And nearly a million and a quarter residents say they'll travel 50 miles or more from home, according to Triple-A Carolinas. Greer Beatty is a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation. She says with all that traffic people should make sure they turn off their cell phones and avoid other distractions when they're behind the wheel.<br> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 22:10:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 7191 at http://wunc.org Consumer Tips from NC Attorney General http://wunc.org/post/consumer-tips-nc-attorney-general <p>North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper wants shoppers to be smart and safe this holiday season.<br><br>Cooper and the Better Business Bureau are asking consumers to do their homework this holiday season. They recommend looking into a charity before making a donation and shopping at familiar retailers.<br> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:05:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7194 at http://wunc.org