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Holden Beach officer charged with driving patrol car impaired

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A Holden Beach police officer is being charged with a DWI while driving a patrol car. Lieutenant Kendal Smith was arrested Thursday night in Shallotte after police say his police car was speeding out of a Walgreens parking lot. Full story...
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Many NC drivers are taking to the roads uninsured

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videoWith a struggling economy, many people are forced to pick and choose what bills they pay. Experts say one of the first places people are applying the brakes is on their car insurance payments. Full story...
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City considers making downtown more green

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There has been an effort for years to get more green space in downtown Wilmington. Now, the city has a chance for a riverfront park. The city is considering buying three and a half acres of waterfront property for a park. Full story...
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Safe Kids reminds drivers of the dangers of a hot car

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As parents, our lives can be extremely hectic, but we know the summer months in this region can be sweltering. That is why it's so important that we remember not to leave our children alone in a hot car. Full story...
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Red Cross helps out Clear Run tenants

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Members of the Red Cross were out helping flood victims this week. Volunteers met with renters who were affected by Monday's flash floods. Friday, Red Cross crews were at the Clear Run apartments. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Pleasure Island: Kure Beach Fishing Pier

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videoStretching 711 feet into the ocean, the Kure Beach Fishing Pier connects the shoreline to the depths below. Since 1923, the pier has been the center of the town and a cornerstone of good times. Full story...
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Senator Hagan recommends Ben David, Allen Cobb for top federal positions

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North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan recommended two members of our legal community for some of the state's top federal positions. New Hanover and Pender County District Attorney Ben David is one of three people being recommended for the US Attorney for the eastern district of North Carolina. Full story...
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Amateurs and pros stoked about Reef Sweetwater Surf Contest

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The Fifth Annual Reef - Sweetwater Surf Contest got underway at Wrightsville Beach Friday afternoon. The Pro-Am event is one contest surfers look forward to up and down the east coast. Full story...
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Countdown is on for the skinny dip record

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Many of us, at one point in our lives, have skinny dipped. It may have been in the middle of the night. It may have been in the privacy of your own backyard pool. Regardless, a world record skinny dip is less than 24 hours away. Full story...
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Feds subpoena former NC governor's staff e-mails

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Federal investigators have issued subpoenas for communication between former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley's staff and the Division of Motor Vehicles in preparation for a grand jury session next week. Full story...
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Committee passes fix for coastal insurance program

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There is some new hope for coastal county homeowners. The House Finance Committee has passed a patch for the underfunded Beach Plan, a vital insurance provider in coastal counties. Full story...
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Apartment tenants getting some relief from American Red Cross

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Wilmington residents picking up the pieces from Monday night's flooding are getting some help from the American Red Cross. Full story...
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Local family awaiting state's decision on budget

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videoThe state budget situation has created a lot of uncertainty, especially for a local family waiting to hear what lawmakers in Raleigh are going to do. Max Weavil is completely disabled and if programs like Medicaid get cut, the Weavil family may be forced to pay thousands of dollars per month out of pocket for Max's medication and supplies. Full story...
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Ed Kramer remembered, laid to rest on Thursday

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videoSergeant First Class Ed Kramer served his community as a firefighter and gave his life serving his country as a National Guard soldier. On Thursday, hundreds gathered to say their final good-byes to their friend, co-worker, and loved one. Full story...
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Police close Carolina Beach Road after fatal accident

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A fatal car accident on Carolina Beach road stopped traffic for a good part of the day. Police said the accident took place around 11:45 when a blue Ford Taurus traveling south on 421 ran off the side of the road. Full story...
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