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Christmas gift wrappers brighten the season and children's futures
Submitted by Asha Dave on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 5:22pm.

'Tis the season for shopping, presents and gift-wrapping. One group has set up shop for the 19th Christmas in a row to help you make sense of the paper, ribbons and bows.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Deadly shooting at Columbus County party, deputies searching for shooter
Submitted by WWAY on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 2:09pm.

Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten says one man is dead and two women injured after a party turned fatal early Saturday morning.

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FIRST ON 3: Body found in Wilmington woods, woman charged with murder
Submitted by Asha Dave on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 9:57am.

Johanna Christine Leitch, 38, is in jail and charged with killing Richard Alvey Partello III, 43, in the homeless encampment where both had been staying.

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WWAY's Friday night sports - Dec. 16
Submitted by John Rendleman on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 12:28am.

The third Full Court Press for the 2011-2012 high school basketball season is in the books. Click full story in order to see all of the high school basketball scores from around the region. Click the Full Court Press icon on our homepage to watch Friday's Full Court Press. This includes highlights from victories by Ashley, Coastal Christian, East Bladen, West Bladen, Topsail, Brunswick CC and the UNCW women.

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ONLY ON 3: Family says it caught cop peeping on teenage daughter
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 11:58pm.

video A scene no parent wants to stumble upon: A peeping Tom outside their daughter's window. A North Topsail Beach family says that's what happened to them. They were even more horrified when they say they realized the man outside their home was a police officer.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Berger launches e-mail battle with fellow commissioners after being thrown off boards
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 11:58pm.

video A day after fellow commissioners removed him from most public boards on which he was a member, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger launched an e-mail fight with fellow commissioners.

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USO building celebrates 70 years
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 8:38pm.

The Hannah Block Historic USO Building in downtown Wilmington is celebrating it's 70th anniversary this year. The World War II building on Second and Orange Streets has been open since December 1941 and still offers the same charm of years past.

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Donnell Holmes weighs in at 226 for bout
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 6:03pm.

Pender County native Donnell Holmes will put his impressive pro boxing record on the line on Saturday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Holmes will fight Bowie Topou.

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