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Portion of Carolina Beach Road closed

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Part of Carolina Beach Road is closed this afternoon, because of a fire at a junkyard. Heavy smoke is blanketing much of the area. From the North, traffic is being diverted to Sanders Road. From the South, traffic is being directed onto Myrtle Grove Road. Full story...
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Brunswick County close to choosing new sheriff

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videoIn just a few days Brunswick County will have a new sheriff. The county Democratic Executive Committee will decide Ron Hewett's successor Saturday.

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Stop the Violence Rally

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There will be a Stop the Violence rally Saturday, May 10th at 12:00 p.m. at Robert Strange Park, which is behind the MLK Center. Full story...
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Young, Black and Under Attack, Part 1

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videoWhat are the issues affecting young Black men? We take closer look in our series Young Black and Under Attack. Full story...
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NC turnout shatters record

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More than 2.1 million people cast a ballot in Tuesday's election, and most voted in the Democratic primary that featured the historic race for the White House. Full story...
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Wright's replacement wins 18th District nomination

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Sandra Spaulding Hughes will face Republican Thom Goolsby, a Wilmington attorney, in the general election in November. Full story...
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Perdue, McCrory to vie for Governor

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After winning their party's governor's primaries on Tuesday, they're on the same timetable to convince North Carolina they're the right choice to succeed outgoing Gov. Mike Easley. Full story...
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Budget deficit may increase property taxes

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The City of Wilmington is faced with some difficult decisions about how to correct its budget situation. The city is $6 million over budget due to a mistake New Hanover County made calculating the tax rate. Full story...
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Obama wins North Carolina; Clinton eeks out Indiana

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Barack Obama says he knows the marathon struggle for the Democratic nomination has caused "bruised feelings on both sides" but predicts the party will unite by November. And his campaign is dropping broad hints that it's time for the 270 remaining unaligned party figures known as superdelegates to get off the fence and settle the nomination. Full story...
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Taxi fares going up

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video Wilmington City Council voted to add a one-dollar fee to taxi fares. The surcharge will provide temporary relief for drivers who are responsible for filling up their cars. Full story...
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N.C. sees huge voter turn-out

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The polls have closed across North Carolina. Lines and waits greeted some voters this morning. Record turn-out was expected as North Carolina votes in a presidential primary that matters for the first time in at least a generation. Full story...
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Wilmington considers upping property tax

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The city of Wilmington is facing a budget challenge. The solution city officials have come up with is to hike up the cost of living here. Full story...
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Voters cast ballots early

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As soon as the doors opened this morning people flowed in. Most were prepared for long lines and were pleasantly surprised at how quick things went. Full story...
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Polls find economy a top concern

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Exit polls indicate the economy has been on voters' minds in Democratic primaries in Indiana and North Carolina. Full story...
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Community helps students with field trip

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videoLast week we told you about a group of fifth graders in Southport: a thief took the money the class had saved and admission tickets for a trip to Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. School administrators say our coverage of the theft led to an outpouring of support from the community and beyond. Full story...
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