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Search continues for survivors in Minnesota bridge collapse

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videoThe search goes on in Minneapolis Thursday for victims and for answers. Divers search the waters of the Mississippi for those who were trapped when the 35W bridge collapsed underneath them Wednesday night. Overturned, stacked and scattered -- dozens of vehicles remain just as they were following Wednesday's collapse. Full story...
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City Council candidate: Todd Turner

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Todd Turner is a first-time Wilmington City Council candidate. A native of southeastern North Carolina who grew up in Wilmington, Turner is a proponent of planning in advance as Wilmington's population continues to expand. Full story...
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School supplies tax-free this weekend

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For many students the first day of classes is just around the corner. That means it's time to pick up "back to school" supplies. This weekend is a good time to stock up, as most of what you will likely need is tax free. Full story...
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Murder suspect's mother arrested, charged with accessory to murder

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videoA mother who may have been trying to protect her son in a local murder case, may end up serving more than four years in jail. Police arrested the mother of murder suspect Larry Thompson Wednesday night and charged her with accessory to murder. Investigators say Debra Thompson refused to tell police where her son was. They say she also withheld evidence from detectives. Full story...
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Hampstead to vote on incorporation

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Hampstead voters will finally get the chance to decide for themselves whether to incorporate. Wednesday state lawmakers gave final approval to a bill which allows for a referendum in the Pender County community. Full story...
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Popular children's toys recalled

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Your child could have one of the million toys Fisher-Price is recalling because of lead in the paint. The 83 types of toys include the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters. Full story...
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Local mother starts autism summer school

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videoA local mother of two autistic boys has turned the challenges of her situation into a blessing for many other families. She was able to single-handedly start a summer school for autistic children. Full story...
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Bald Head Island Prepares for National Lighthouse Day

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videoSaturday is National Lighthouse Day and North Carolina's oldest standing lighthouse, Old Baldy, is on Bald Head Island. Pirates will help celebrate the day. They arrived Wednesday and gave NewsChannel 3 a sneak peak of what's to come over the weekend. Full story...
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New technology brings jobs to Wilmington

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videoNew jobs will soon be coming to the area, thanks to some new technology announced at the corning plant Wednesday. Officials say a new type of wire will make the flow of information faster, cheaper and better -- and it will be manufactured right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Car interiors reach dangerously high temps

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videoIt's August, in the middle of summer. And if you think it's hot out there, just consider how hot it can get inside of a car, without any air conditioning. Well, we wanted to show you. So, we bought a thermometer that we'll be placing on our dashboard, to show you the rising temperatures during one of the hottest times of the day. Full story...
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Wilmington apartment complex for sale after flooding

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videoA Wilmington apartment complex is on the market. The Pines Apartments off Shipyard Boulevard is the same complex that was flooded over the weekend. Realtors say the more than 170,000 square foot property is going for just over $9 million. Full story...
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Brunswick County: man's trash hurting environment

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videoOfficials in Brunswick County say one man's trash could be hurting the environment. Attorneys for Brunswick County are in a battle with one property owner, trying to get him to clean the mess in his yard by the end of the month. Phillip Rivers lives off a remote road in Winnabow. He's owned his seven acres of land for 20 years and says it's not until recently that the county started pressuring him to clean up the junk in his yard. Full story...
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Murder suspect turns self in

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A Wilmington man accused of murder turned himself in federal authorities this afternoon. Larry Thompson is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Morris Cuttino. Full story...
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Brunswick County may get new assistant DA

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Brunswick County may be getting a new assistant district attorney. The new State budget includes money for 30 new North Carolina assistant district attorneys. This according to Brunswick County District Attorney Rex Gore. Full story...
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City adopting 10-year plan to end homelessness

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Several major cities already use what's called a "ten-year plan" to end chronic homelessness. Now Wilmington is doing the same thing. A committee appointed by Mayor Bill Saffo has come up with a first draft of the plan. It calls for extending what is currently taking place in the City. Full story...
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