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10 year old drowns off Fort Fisher Saturday

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A weekend trip to the beach turned deadly for a child visiting our area with relatives. It happened at Fort Fisher a little before 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office said 10-year-old Master Emanuel Carter of Sanford... Full story...
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Wahines take to Wrightsville Beach

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Hundreds of wahines took to the beach this weekend for what has become an east coast surfing tradition. The 13th Annual East Coast Wahine Championships were held at Wrightsville Beach. The contest is the only one on the east coast to feature all female surfers. Full story...
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Atmosphere Academy: The formation of a hurricane

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videoWell, here is a timely topic for our Atmosphere Academy: Hurricanes. We have nearly reached the mid-point of the season, but we have a long way to go. Full story...

Back to School Fest at Williston Middle School

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It is not time to head back to school yet, but it will be here before you know it. The playground across from Williston Middle School in Wilmington served as the site for a Back to School Summer Fest Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Traffic concerns driving people crazy in Leland

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videoA string of accidents along a major highway has police stepping up patrols. For drivers on Highway 17 in Leland, the problem may just be getting used to more cars on the road. Full story...
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NC residents embrace tax-free weekend

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videoMany folks in our area started the weekend off by saving some money. It's the first day of the tax-free shopping weekend, and shoppers say it came at just the right time. Full story...
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Recycle those electronic gadgets

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videoMany of us love to have the latest and greatest gadget, which often means there are old computers, television sets, and appliances lying around. WWAY's Hailey Winslow tells you what you can do with them. Full story...
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NC film industry gets good news

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videoThere was a major victory for North Carolina's film industry. A bill increasing the state's film incentives from 15 to 25 percent passed the Senate Friday after passing the House last night. All it needs now is the Governor's signature. Full story...
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Ways to beat the dog days of summer

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Sunday and Monday have the potential to be the two hottest days of the year. The temperature is likely to reach the high 90’s on both of those days. We stopped by the Wrightsville Beach boat ramp, and found plenty of boaters enjoying the day on the Intercoastal Waterway Friday. Full story...
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Investigation increases in Columbus County

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The FBI is looking into a suspicious fire in Columbus County, according to the Tabor-Loris Tribune. A front page article in their paper says FBI agents have been spotted at the crime scene. Full story...
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Patients First rallies at Monkey Junction Friday

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A group of fired up voters gathered Friday morning in Wilmington, for what they called the Patients First Bus Tour. The event was organized by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity. Full story...
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Kids, officers celebrate Hometown Heroes Week

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Camp kids got an extra special treat Friday. Officers from the Wilmington Police Department flew into the YMCA on their helicopter. To celebrate the final day of Hometown Heroes Week, campers got the chance to say thank you to the officers for keeping them safe. Full story...
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Another local bank issued a cease and desist

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Another bank with local ties is under scrutiny by federal regulators. Woodlands Bank has branches in Wilmington and Southport. The bank is based in Bluffton, South Carolina. Full story...
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Budget cuts hit Huskins Program and students

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State budget cuts will mean fewer educational options for advanced high school students. The Huskins Program allows high school students to earn college credits before they graduate. However, state budget cuts mean... Full story...
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104th birthday celebrated at Liberty Commons

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Liberty Commons celebrated a very special birthday Friday. Rose Sprechan's family and friends helped her celebrated her 104th birthday. Full story...
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