2014 Snowstorm http://wunc.org en UNC-Duke Rivalry Heats Back Up After Snow Day http://wunc.org/post/unc-duke-rivalry-heats-back-after-snow-day <p>Last week's winter storm canceled the men's basketball game between fierce rivals North Carolina and Duke.&nbsp;<br /><br />Meetings between coaches, athletic directors and the Atlantic Coast Conference resulted in the contest being rescheduled for this Thursday night in Chapel Hill.&nbsp; That means both teams will be playing four games in eight days.&nbsp;<br /><br />The Tar Heels beat Pittsburgh over the weekend while the Blue Devils got past Maryland.&nbsp; Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told Sirius-XM it's a challenging week.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:48:45 +0000 Eric Hodge 30695 at http://wunc.org UNC-Duke Rivalry Heats Back Up After Snow Day VIDEO: 'Snow Day The Musical' http://wunc.org/post/video-snow-day-musical <p></p><p><a href="http://greenroom communications">Penn Holderness and Kim Dean Holderness</a>, the brains behind the 2013 viral video 'Xmas Jammies', have a new video out: 'Snow Day: The Musical.'</p><p>'Xmas Jammies' is closing in on 14 million Youtube views. Could the dynamic duo do it again? Well, with so many kids and families at home, we bet the odds are likely.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/D4UfUi06aCc" width="560"></iframe></p><p>If you didn't catch it the first time, here's 'Xmas Jammies':</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:18:18 +0000 Carol Jackson 30573 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: 'Snow Day The Musical' Black Ice Danger Looms After Winter Storm http://wunc.org/post/black-ice-danger-looms-after-winter-storm <p></p><p>The two-day snow and ice storm has finally stopped, but hazardous road conditions remain.</p><p></p><p>Kathleen Carroll is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Raleigh. She said temperatures rose into the upper-30s yesterday, causing the snow to start melting.</p><p></p><p>“The problem is that it didn't really dry out a whole lot before the sun set and temperatures started to fall again,” Carroll said. “So what's we've seen over night is a pretty good development of black ice on area roads.”</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:50:15 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30569 at http://wunc.org Black Ice Danger Looms After Winter Storm Winter Storm 2014 - Previous Updates http://wunc.org/post/winter-storm-2014-previous-updates <p><a href="http://wunc.org/post/winter-storm-latest-news-thursday-february-13">The most recent updates are now found at this new post</a>.</p><p><strong>(This blog was from the first day of the storm, Wednesday 2/12/14)</strong></p><p><strong>Update 4:25 p.m.:</strong></p><p>“Many businesses work to help their communities when bad weather strikes, but if you spot anyone using this storm to make an unfair profit off consumers, let us know about it." - Attorney General Roy Cooper</p><p><strong>Update 4:19 p.m.:</strong></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:45:53 +0000 Carol Jackson 30523 at http://wunc.org Winter Storm 2014 - Previous Updates Stranded At Southpoint, Employees Make The Best Of It http://wunc.org/post/stranded-southpoint-employees-make-best-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A normal Wednesday night at the Streets at&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Southpoint</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> m</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">all is a swirling mass of activity. Shoppers. Diners. Teenagers on escalators. But this Wednesday was not a normal night.</span></p><p>“Everybody seemed fine until they realized, oh shoot, it’s really coming down,” said Maureen White, an employee of the mall. “It came on so quick.”</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:03:15 +0000 Dave DeWitt 30519 at http://wunc.org Stranded At Southpoint, Employees Make The Best Of It Storm Forces Drivers To Abandon Vehicles, Set Out On Foot http://wunc.org/post/storm-forces-drivers-abandon-vehicles-set-out-foot <p>The snow began falling in the Triangle around noon, causing many who were still at work to quickly head out on the roads. That caused major gridlock across the region.&nbsp;</p><p>Hundreds if not thousands of motorists abandoned their vehicles along I-40 or the Raleigh Beltline or on the side of roads. Many walked home several miles through the snow.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:40:30 +0000 Dave DeWitt 30487 at http://wunc.org Storm Forces Drivers To Abandon Vehicles, Set Out On Foot Fayetteville Residents Look For Help With Heating Bills http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-residents-look-help-heating-bills <p></p><p>The Salvation Army in Fayetteville administers two funds for those in financial need. The first, know as CIP (Crisis Intervention Program) is there to help people whose electricity could be cut off at any minute.</p><p>The second, known as LEAP (pronounced "lee-app") is a seasonal fund to help cover higher-than-usual heating bills. After a polar vortex and an uncharacteristically heavy snowfall, LEAP is being put to the test this week.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:00:20 +0000 WUNC News 30020 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville Residents Look For Help With Heating Bills Some Schools Still Closed From Winter Storm, Officials Plan Make Up Days http://wunc.org/post/some-schools-still-closed-winter-storm-officials-plan-make-days <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With many schools across eastern and central North Carolina still closed this morning, school officials say they are working to ensure students make up the appropriate number of days.</span></p><p>Each school year, most districts build in additional days in case of closings due to inclement weather.</p><p>Jeff Nash, a spokesman for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system, says his district designated eight days that could be used to make up time.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 29746 at http://wunc.org Some Schools Still Closed From Winter Storm, Officials Plan Make Up Days VIDEO: Tour The Snowy Outer Banks (Virtually) By Motorcycle Or Four Wheel Drive http://wunc.org/post/video-tour-snowy-outer-banks-virtually-motorcycle-or-four-wheel-drive <p></p><p>Interested in really seeing how things look on the Coast? Some brave soul at Carolina Designs Realty strapped a helmet to his head and recorded his ventures out this morning:</p><p>"Here's my attempt to make it to the beach this morning on the Outer Banks. The van was stuck so I had to resort to other measures. Luckily the old trusty Yamaha TTR 125 was there to help me with the job":</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wRM5wou1g3Y?list=UUxRy9njtsl9sTLefFeV44vg" width="560"></iframe></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:58:37 +0000 Carol Jackson 29732 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: Tour The Snowy Outer Banks (Virtually) By Motorcycle Or Four Wheel Drive VIDEO: Polar Bear Enjoys A Swim: Finally NC Water Is Just Right Temp http://wunc.org/post/video-polar-bear-enjoys-swim-finally-nc-water-just-right-temp <p>The North Carolina Zoo posted a terrific video: the resident polar bear enjoys a paddle.</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="500" scrolling="no" src="http://152.2.63.71/dfd/fbembed/fb_pb.html" width="500"></iframe></p><p>(The zoo is currently closed due to the cold conditions.)</p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:21:43 +0000 Carol Jackson 29714 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: Polar Bear Enjoys A Swim: Finally NC Water Is Just Right Temp