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LUMBERTON, N.C. -

As the snow took aim earlier, folks geared up for round two of this winter fiasco.

What was probably on most, if not on everyone's mind was.

"Oh, no not again. But it's here and the weather is one thing we can't do anything about," said Dwight Gane, who was eating lunch with friends in the Candy Sue's restaurant in Lumberton.

For one local business owner it was something she didn't look forward to seeing again.  Especially so soon.

"We're the only night time restaurant and so at night time if it's out of the way when the weather's bad it's hard to get people down here. Because we are off the beating path. So that's a real concern of ours," said Susan Walker, Owner of Candy Sue's.

It's a concern that reared it's ugly head again.  Candy Sue's in downtown Lumberton had to close up shop for a day when the last storm hit.

They depend on a combination of both locals and tourists traveling along I-95 to trickle in.

With Valentine's day weekend approaching, Candy Sue's is preparing for big business, but the snow might put a damper on things.

"That's going to kind of hurt if the snow stay until Friday. The roads are going to be rough for the people to come out. The dates and everything," said James Mack, Cook for Candy Sue's.

While the winter weather hurts business for restaurants like candy sue's.  It's also not too kind to places like this.

"This has been a tough winter for the golf business. We have lost a lot of days to rain and the snow," said Gane, who is also the Owner of the Pinecrest Country Club in Lumberton.

This time of year the greens are usually occupied with golfers, but instead it's become a winter wonderland.

"This time of year we get a lot of play off I-95. People coming down from the north on their way to Myrtle Beach and wanting to play golf. But on days like today, they're not stopping. Maybe they're not even coming," said explained Gane.

For these business owners, the feeling is unanimous.

"I am ready for it to be gone. I am ready for warm weather," mentioned Walker.

"We are ready for spring," added Gane.

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