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Protestors rally outside circus
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 3:50pm.

A group of protestors rallied near the airport this afternoon as advocates of the animals at the circus. They say the animals involved in the circus this weekend are constantly abused and mistreated. They want people to know that cruelty is not entertainment.

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Wilmington looks to Hall of Famer Ripken to lead ballpark project
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 3:26pm.

It looks like Wilmington City Council knows who it wants to lead its ballpark plan. The agenda for Tuesday night's City Council meeting includes two ordinances to hire and pay Ripken Design of Baltimore, MD.

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Queen Azalea moved by Wilmington's hospitality
Submitted by Asha Dave on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 2:56pm.

video "I love Wilmington," Queen Azalea Ericka Dunlap said. "I'm going to make it my second home." Dunlap was Miss America 2004 and a contestant on "The Amazing Race." Her reign and her game took her all over the world, but she says nothing compares to her reign over the Azalea Festival.

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ONLY ON 3: Supporters to petition Wrightsville Beach for smoking ban
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 2:38pm.

video Although a smoking ban in Wrightsville Beach was snuffed out a month ago, the fight is not over yet. Supporters of the ban say they are sick of butts on the beach, so they found a loophole in town law to revive their cause.

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Bladenboro police arrest suspect in March shooting
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 2:20pm.

Bladenboro police arrested Elijah Caval Davis, 20, of Lumberton and charged him with Attempted First Degree Murder. He is being held in the Bladen county jail under a $250,000 secured bond.

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Man arrested for impersonating EMS worker
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 2:11pm.

The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says Daniel Trey Horne, 24, of 33 Rosemont Lane Clarkton was arrested and charged with impersonating an EMS employee on March 23rd.

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CFPUA fined for Barnards Creek sewage spill
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 2:09pm.

The North Carolina Division of Water Quality has fined the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority for a sewage spill back in January.

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Area native killed in Hawaii hit-and-run
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 9:27am.

A Cape Fear native has been killed in a hit-and-run collision in Hawaii. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports Brody Winslow died in the accident Wednesday in Hilo.

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