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Law enforcement officers searching for escaped inmate

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Whiteville City Schools went into lockdown mode about 10:30am Thursday after a prisoner escaped from a roadside work crew on NC 701. All five Whiteville public schools were locked down until about 4:00pm. Full story...
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Dog Owner Hires Lawyer For Dangerous Dog Appeals Court

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videoOne of our monthly features on News Channel 3 is Dog Court - New Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court. Four cases were heard Wednesday night. An attorney actually showed up for one of them. Full story...
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Beachfront insurance going up

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videoThe North Carolina coast is a hurricane prone area. That means the right homeowner's insurance is important to have. Full story...
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Oak Island votes to buy Yaupon Pier

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videoThe Oak Island Town Council voted to approve the purchase of the Yaupon Beach Pier Tuesday night. But with many development projects already underway on the island, its just another job on the busy town to-do list. Full story...
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54 years since Hurricane Hazel

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videoNorth Carolina has dealt with many hurricanes through the years, but on October 15, 1954, Hazel set the standard. Almost everything you see today in some parts of our area are all after Hazel, which left little standing when she blew ashore. Full story...
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Missing Persons billboard generates tips to find Dowless

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videoThere has been a major break in the murder case of a Columbus County woman. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged a man with first-degree murder is in the case of Carol Batten Dowless. Full story...
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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated at Bradley Creek Elementary

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videoIt is the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, and one local elementary school is recognizing the increasing Hispanic population by embracing it. Full story...
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Scare at Roland Grise Middle School

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New Hanover County's Roland Grise Middle School was locked down briefly Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say Wilmington Police stopped a stolen vehicle near the school. Full story...
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Family to start new afterschool program

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The former directors of Wilmington's Brigade Boys and Girls Club who were forced out because of a nepotism policy are starting over. JoAnn Clark and her son Derrell are making plans to open a new Christian-based ... Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Update on Stuart and Karla Barnes

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We have some great news to share for this Troubleshooters report. Stuart Barnes, a former Newschannel 3 employee, will soon be heading back to the United States with his Peruvian wife, Karla. Full story...
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Holly Tree Elementary students learn about fire safety

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Fire safety wasn’t the only lesson some local firefighters wanted to teach Wednesday. Students at Holly Tree Elementary in Wilmington had a chance to stop, drop, and roll and put their fire safety skills to the test. Full story...
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New Hanover County Board of Education candidates speak about the state of our schools

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videoOn November 4th, you will see six names on the ballot for New Hanover County Board of Education. While David Martin is no longer running, there are incumbents Dorothy DeShields and Jeanette Nichols, as well as three challengers who want their seats.

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Residents of Wilmington's Southside discuss its future

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videoWilmington's city planners are looking to the future, and they are putting the focus on neighborhoods. Tuesday night, residents of Wilmington's Southside attended a session about their vision for their part of the city. Full story...
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The Secret Life of Bees actress learns from local cellist

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videoWith the number of movies, independent films, series and pilots filmed in Wilmington there is a chance you will run into someone famous. Or as one musician discovered, you could have an even bigger brush with fame. Full story...
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Seahawks will have to deal with growing pains this season

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videoThe 2008-2009 UNCW Seahawks are clearly a young team. There are 4 freshmen, 4 sophomores, and only one senior. The one senior, Marlo Davis, only played in half of last year's games Full story...
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