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The Rant: March 21, 2011

You may remember last week we reported on a street fight involving dozens of kids in Wilmington. On Friday, Wilmington police told us among the people they arrested was a mother they say was egging on the fight involving her daughter. The mom said that was not true, and her story has brought some mixed reactions from the public. WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo has more in tonight's edition of The Rant.

Wilmington one of top ten drunkest cities in America

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video Wilmington has a big drinking problem. At least that's what one website is saying about the Port City. According to Mainstreet.com, Wilmington is ranked the tenth drunkest city in America. Full story...
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Deputies looking for attempted kidnapper

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who attempted to kidnap a teenager. Police say around 11 a.m. today an 18-year-old female was selling magazines door to door in a neighborhood near Myrtle Grove Road. They say a man in a silver pickup truck pulled up beside the teen and asked her if she needed a ride. Full story...
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Seahawks end season with WNIT loss

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video The UNC Wilmington women's basketball team had a 13 point lead in the second half. It appeared they were headed to a third round WNIT game, but it just wasn't meant to be against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington woman looking for help tackling trash problem

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video Lola James has lived in Wilmington her entire life. She is organizing an event to finally get some of the trash picked up off the streets. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family upset at cemetery's burial mistakes

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video They bought a burial plot for their mother more than 30 years ago. Now a family is speaking out saying the owners of the cemetery put their mother in the wrong spot. Full story...
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WWAY NewsChannel 3 welcomes George Elliott back to Wilmington TV

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videoAfter two years away from his adopted home, George Elliott is back in Wilmington and back on TV at WWAY NewsChannel 3. Full story...
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WFD: Cigarette sparked fire that destroyed house

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The Wilmington Fire Department says a cigarette is to blame for a weekend house fire. The fire broke out Saturday morning at 629 Woodlawn Avenue. Full story...
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WDI puts off downtown tax plan

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video Wilmington Downtown Inc. has decided not to present its plan to create a Municipal Service District (MSD) to Wilmington City Council Tuesday, but the group says this is not the end of the plan. Full story...
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Buzz Peterson's predecessor at Appalachian named interim head coach at Tennessee

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Bruce Pearl is no longer the men's basketball coach at Tennessee. He was fired on Monday despite six consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament. Tennessee is currently under investigation by the NCAA for numerous violations. Former UNCW forward John Fields just completed his senior season at Tennessee. Full story...
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