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Investigators: Apartment fire could have been prevented

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videoInvestigators say the fire started when someone threw a lit cigarette into the mulch near a building at Abbott's Run. But officials say that kind of combustible material shouldn't have been near the building in the first place. Full story...
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Locals remember 9/11 attacks

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videoPeople around the country and here at home are remembering the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Outside Randall Library the college Republicans have placed 3,000 flags in remembrance. This was just one way people are showing support Tuesday. Full story...
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City attempts to recycle water

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With Wilmington under a stage-one water conservation alert, the city is doing its part by recycling water. Pumps are draining the city's public pools and using the water for irrigation. The pool water is being routed to nearby sprinklers to water the grass in the parks surrounding the pools. Full story...
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America remembers the victims of Nine-Eleven

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Thousands of people in New York are remembering victims in a park just south of what was once the World Trade Center. Authorities moved the ceremony off the original site this year because of construction work in the pit where four towers will eventually replace the World Trade Center. Full story...
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Fire evacuates a dozen Wilmington apartments

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videoAt least a dozen apartments were ruined by a fire that tore through a Wilmington complex this afternoon. Some residents of Abbott's Run say the fire ruined practically everything they had. Without renter's insurance, many are left wondering how to replace what the blaze destroyed. Full story...
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NAACP to hold state conference in Wilmington

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One of the oldest civil rights organizations, the NAACP, just announced it's 64th annual North Carolina State Conference will take place right here in Wilmington. The president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP made the announcement Monday. Full story...
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Moment of silence, flags at half-mast Tuesday

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President Bush has asked all Americans to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 Tuesday morning -- the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center six years ago. Full story...
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Boat's mast caught in Causeway Bridge

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A close call for one Wrightsville Beach boater this afternoon: around two o'clock a sailboat traveling south on the Intracoastal Waterway had its mast caught in the Causeway Bridge while it was closing. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol cracking down on seatbelt use

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videoFor the next two weeks, North Carolina Highway Patrol will be cracking down on drivers and passengers who don't wear their seatbelts. Full story...
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Local flagmaker memorializes 9/11 attacks

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It's been six years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks but for some people it seems like yesterday. Gwen Loiacono had a dream the day after the terrorist attacks and within months turned that dream into a reality. She's now helping to comfort thousands of people. Full story...
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Police investigating two fatal accidents

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Police are investigating two fatal accidents in Wilmington over the weekend. One happened Saturday night near the intersection of Martin Luther King Parkway and Kerr Avenue. Police say the driver of a Lincoln Navigator drove off the side of the road and flipped. Full story...
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Surfers, beachgoers disappointed by Gabrielle

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Around here there were predictions that Gabrielle would bring heavy rain, high winds and strong rip currents. But surfers in Wrightsville Beach didn't see any of that. Surfers expecting to see big waves were hit with a wave of disappointment when they saw the surf Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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Columbus County animal activists gather to raise awareness

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videoThe Columbus County Humane Society and animal activists are upset. They say the Columbus County Animal Control shelter does not treat its pets in a humane way and spent the afternoon protesting the facility's actions. Over 100 people came together in Whiteville to raise awareness of animal cruelty that they say is going on in the county. Full story...
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UNCW tests new siren warning system

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videoIf you were anywhere near UNCW's campus at noon, you most likely heard the university's newest safety measure. The Seahawk warning siren system is the latest addition to UNCW's emergency preparedness system. Monday the sirens were put to the test. Full story...
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Gabrielle passes through Outer Banks with little impact

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Ferry service has resumed to Ocracoke Island as remnants of Tropical Storm Gabrielle moved away from North Carolina. Ferry service was suspended yesterday because of the storm, which brought 50 miles per hour winds and up to eight inches of rain to the Outer Banks. Full story...
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