The Mistletoe Market will be at the Festival of Trees at Northwood Church until 6:00 pm Saturday.

The vendors are set up and ready to go.

The trees are glowing at the Festival of Trees at Northwood Church.

An SCHS student talks with his Ambassador Club director.

A luncheon attendee listens to the speaker.

An SCHS brings out plates from the kitchen.

Dr. Ray Thigpen introduces the speaker at the luncheon Wednesday.

The Festival of Trees held its luncheon at Northwood Assembly Church Wednesday.

Festival goers looked at decorated trees and wreaths.

Folks fellowship while looking at the trees.

The luncheon was catered by the Whiteville Women's Club.

Students from South Columbus and Whiteville served plates and poured drinks.

Celia Rivenbark was the speaker and kept the crowd rolling with laughter.

This tree went down, taking power lines down with it Monday on Lewis Street.

The latest Nicholas Sparks movie is being filmed at the hospital in Whiteville.

Trucks and trailers take over the parking lot.

The cast and crew eat and get warm on the hospital lawn.

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Looking Ahead


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  • Wreck at Washington and JK Powell Blvd in Whiteville. Expect delays.
  • Inserting into the paper is a team effort. Watch our video on .
  • Severe weather expected this afternoon
  • 954 magazine is in today's NR
  • The News Reporter news staff enjoys a meal from Yokos on the Fair Bluff River Walk Tuesday.
  • Check out video at of the Shuck' N Shag oyster roast.
  • WHS and SCHS football teams face off tomorrow in Tabor City. Watch our video interviews with the head coaches:
  • WHS falls to Manteo 4-0
  • Still 2-0 with 23 minutes left. Photographer Mary Kindschuh reports a good WHS crowd despite the 4-1/2 drive
  • Rep. Ken Waddell and supporters are following election returns at Ivey's Cafe.
  • Board of Education: Yates 5,306, Strickland 4,630
  • Board of Education Dist 4 : Edwards 5,968, Miller 3,957
  • Const. Amendment against 7,674, for, 5,723
  • District Court Judge, Prince 7,080, Gore 6,533; Sheriff, Hatcher 11,555, Edwards 3,272
  • UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: House of Rep, Jones 6,657, Waddell 8,307; County Commissioners, Bullard 1,178, Meares 662
  • All precincts have reported, UNOFFICIAL results coming shortly
  • District Court Judge: Prince 6,712, Gore 6,299
  • Hatcher 11,126, Edwards 3,042
  • Waddell at 8,075, Jones at 6,229
  • 31 precincts of 38 have reported
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