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Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

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Each year on the first Sunday in March participating area attractions open their doors to New Hanover County residents free of charge. This year 30 area attractions along with special guests, will welcome and honor local citizens who live in New Hanover County on Sunday, March 2. Full story...
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Sheriff's department settles with Strickland family

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has reached a settlement with the family of 18-year-old Peyton Strickland. The settlement includes a re-evaluation of the Sheriff's SERT Team and $2.45 million to the Strickland family. Full story...
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Kids help design new playground

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Kids in one Wilmington after-school program are getting a new playground -- and they're the designers. Full story...
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Sen. Boseman running for third term

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Sen. Boseman filed for re-election Wednesday afternoon at the government complex in New Hanover County, where a group of supporters met her. Full story...
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Cape Fear 2020: Private school growth

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videoSam and Cathy Ibrahim are serious about their children's education. They have four kids who all attend Wilmington Christian Academy -- the largest private religious school in our area. Full story...
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City discusses downtown Wilmington development regulations

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videoWhat should downtown Wilmington look like as it continues to grow? Tuesday night business owners, developers and residents gathered at a public forum at city hall to talk about development regulations. Full story...
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Scarification leaving mark on area

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videoScarification is a procedure similar to tattooing, but much more damaging to the skin and potentially dangerous. It started as an African tribal ritual. Full story...
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Healthy eating costs going up for schools

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videoIt's tempting to go for those French fries over a piece of fruit at lunchtime, no matter how old you are. But children have to choose from what schools supply, and quite simply, healthier food costs more. Full story...
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A big check for Riegelwood Fire and Rescue

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The Community Foundation of South Eastern North Carolina awarded $42,000 to the Acme-Delco Riegelwood fire station. The money will buy much needed emergency equipment. Full story...
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Prom dress swap for safety

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Prom season is right around the corner and the big night can be costly and dangerous. To help make the prom more affordable and less of a danger, the Cape Fear Teen Health Council is having a Prom Dress Swap and Shop. Full story...
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ILM growth taking off

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Growth at ILM is already taking off. Less than two weeks ago the airport announced Allegiant Air will offer low cost direct flights to Orlando. Full story...
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Woman retires from UNCW after 26 years

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videoAfter 26 years of helping the school nearly triple in size, one UNC Wilmington official is retiring. In our Carolina Diaries segment NewsChannel 3 has the story of the university's first ever public information officer. Full story...
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Bladen County standoff has deadly end

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videoThe standoff started at mid-morning off Center Road near Butler Mill Road. The sheriff says an agitated 63-year-old Thomas Adams ran his wife out of the house. She ran to a neighbor's house and called police while he holed up inside with at least one gun. Full story...
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Cape Fear 2020: Future of school curriculum

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videoAs technology continues to evolve at warp speed, will plans for our schools curriculum better prepare students for the future? Full story...
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Growing demand for east coast port space

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There's a growing demand for port space here on the east coast as west coast ports reach capacity. The Port of Wilmington is nearing capacity and going through expansion projects. Full story...
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