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Man arrested after arson at Wilmington home
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 4:48pm.

Wilmington Police say a house fire this morning was intentionally set. Investigators say Ronald Joseph Rose, 20, of Wilmington, is charged with breaking and entering and arson.

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Wrightsville Beach gets NC Travel Guide cover
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 4:40pm.

Like we need an excuse to go to the beach, today Johnnie Mercer's Pier was the scene of a big announcement.

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UPDATE: SBI requested to investigate fire in Holden Beach
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 4:20pm.

video The SBI has been requested to investigate the cause of the house fire on Starfish Lane. Due to the complete destruction of the house, the cause of the fire remains undetermined. The investigation is ongoing.

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Trader Joe's joining Whole Foods in Wilmington
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 3:27pm.

Trader Joe's has submitted plans to build a new 13,000-square-foot store at the corner of South College Road and Oleander Drive, according to the Wilmington StarNews.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: UNCW trustees approve tuition hike
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 3:23pm.

Determined to maintain a high quality academic experience in the face of decreasing state financial support, the University of North Carolina Wilmington Board of Trustees today approved a 6.5 percent tuition increase for the 2012-13 academic year. Fee increases were held to $9.50 for all students.

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Salvation Army gives Christmas gifts for kids in need
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 3:17pm.

video Is it better to give than to receive? You can see both in action at the Salvation Army's Distribution Center.

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Truck goes off embankment at Surf City Swingbridge
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 1:15pm.

A scary scene in Surf City this morning after a tractor trailer went off an embankment leading to the swingbridge.

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Judge: Former FEC heads may testify for Edwards
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 12:55pm.

A federal judge will not rule out two former Federal Election Commission members from testifying for former Democratic presidential contender John Edwards, who's defending himself against campaign finance violations while hiding his mistress.

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