5 things to know for Dec. 26


A US Airways jet, rear, passes a taxiing jet on a take-off roll at Logan Airport in Boston Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. US Airways Group Inc. said Wednesday its net income fell 35 percent in the last three months of 2011 as rising passenger revenue wasn’t enough to offset a steep increase in fuel prices. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Snowstorm heads east after South twisters; 3 dead

An enormous storm system that dumped snow and sleet on the nation's midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the Deep South has begun punching its way toward the Northeast, slowing holiday travel.

ost-Christmas travelers braced for a second day of flight delays and cancellations, a day after rare winter twisters damaged numerous homes in Louisiana and Alabama.

The vast storm system stretching across numerous states has been blamed for three deaths and several injuries though no one was killed outright in the tornadoes.

The storms also left more than 100,000 without power for a time, darkening Christmas celebrations.

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U.S. Airways to waive fee for those who prefer to change holiday flights

US Airways announced on Christmas it will waive an expensive fee for customers who would prefer to change their holiday flights home due to severe weather concerns.

The airline is cancelling its $150 change reservation fee at about two dozen airports around the country, including major cities like Detroit and Pittsburgh.

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McAdenville makes Christmas special for many

As usual, many people worked Christmastown USA into their plans Tuesday.

Families from all over the country waited in traffic backed up for miles to check out McAdenville's light display. They drove and walked with Santa hats and cameras.

While Jennifer Hallmark had been there before, her relatives-- in from Asheville and Memphis-- had not. So this was a must. She said, "This is awesome."

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York inmates charged with pill distribution

York County jail officials say two inmates will be facing more charges after being caught passing pills.

Jona Lee Payne and Gwendolyn Strikey have been charged with possession and distribution of prescription drugs.

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Water main break shuts down part of North Tryon

It could be Thursday before a major street leading into Uptown is back open.

A water main burst on inbound North Tryon between 36th and Atando Avenue.

CMUD crews said a 12-inch pipe ruptured around 1 o'clock Christmas morning.

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