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City adds more firefighters

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videoThe City of Wilmington will soon be adding more than a dozen new firefighters to its force, but first the men and women have to go through months of rigorous training. That training started Tuesday in the classroom. But in the weeks to come, the rookie firefighters will have to endure much more -- for little money. Full story...
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City Council to discuss reduced speed limits

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Tuesday night's Wilmington City Council meeting may have you backing off the gas pedal. Council members are looking at lower speed limits on some city streets. Council members could vote in favor of reducing the speed limit in certain areas from 35 to 25 mph. Full story...
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Hurricane Felix and Henriette strike on the same day

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For the first time since the National Hurricane Center started keeping track in 1949, twin hurricanes have made landfall on the same day. Full story...
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Pender Memorial Hospital to raise rates

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Pender Memorial Hospital could be raising its rates by four percent in the coming year. The hospital's chief financial officer says the increase would raise more than $100,000 to help offset inflation. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: Sunset Beach and the Ingram Planetarium

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videoOur Cape Fear Pride series features Sunset Beach and some of the unique characteristics of the quaint Brunswick County Beach Town. The Ingram Planetarium is one of the few places in the area where visitors can learn about stars, planets and science. Full story...
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Labor Day weekend a success for local businesses

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Many local business owners said this is one of the busiest Labor Day weekends in years. Full story...
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End of summer means less help for some local businesses

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This weekend marks the end of the summer beach season, and by most indications it has been a good one for local businesses.

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Local organization transforms global challenge into opportunity

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videoIn 100-plus countries around the world more than 500 million people eat peanuts each day as their primary source of protein. The process of shelling those nuts was a grueling, meticulous effort. Full story...
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Pender County still dealing with aftermath of Ernesto

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videoWe continue our look back at the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ernesto. It was one year ago Friday that we were in his grip. Little did we know we'd be dealing with the aftermath a year later. Full story...
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Labor Day weekend means heavy traffic, crowded beaches

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videoThe Labor Day weekend is underway. That means heavy traffic around here as people head to the beaches for the long weekend. According to AAA the roads should be a little less crowded this year, because more people are expected to fly. About one-third of all travelers in North Carolina are expected to make a trip to the beaches this weekend. Full story...
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American workers recognized on Labor Day

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videoOne-hundred-twenty-five years after the first Labor Day parade the American worker is being recognized for their dedication and long hours. The holiday weekend is the unofficial end of the summer vacation season but also the country's only official celebration of the American worker. Full story...
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Ocean Isle Beach considers limiting tent, cabana use

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videoWelcome to the beach, now take your cabana home with you. Ocean Isle Beach town leaders are considering a controversial idea. They want to limit the use of tents and cabanas in the beach community. Full story...
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Rep. Wright fails to file campaign finance report

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videoAnother day, another meeting about what to do with Wilmington lawmaker Rep. Thomas Wright. The State Board of Elections sent Wright a letter of non-compliance after he failed to file his semi-annual campaign finance report. The Board of Elections met this morning in Chapel Hill and discussed their course of action in Thomas Wright's latest breach of election law. Full story...
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Local inventor wins UNCW Albert Schweitzer Award

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videoThe winner of this year's prestigious UNCW Albert Schweitzer Award is a brilliant, unassuming local man. He's received worldwide recognition, but if you walked past him on the streets of Wilmington, would you recognize him? Full story...
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UNCW installs new security sirens, text-message system

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UNCW has one more way to keep the lines of communication open in case of an emergency. Full story...
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