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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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Man ordered to clean property harasses workers

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The Winnabow man ordered to clean up his property because it was deemed a junkyard couldn't get it done in time. And now he's under a court order to stay away from the people doing it. Full story...
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End of boxing program concerns Wilmington residents

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The closing of a popular boxing program has some Wilmington residents concerned. It's been a part of the community for decades. After more than 30 years, the city ended the Sherridale Morgan competitive boxing program. Some people who live near the Tenth Street gym said the program will be missed. Full story...
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More turn to internet for medical advice

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An increasing number of people are turning to the internet to seek medical advice. They're affectionately called "cyber-chondriacs." According to one poll there were about 160 million of them in 2006. Full story...
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Latest nuclear sub coming to Wilmington

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The latest nuclear submarine in the United States Navy has a special connection with Wilmington. The commander of the USS North Carolina was in town Friday morning to unveil plans to bring the sub to the Port City. Full story...
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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, Wrightsville Avenue to close for repairs

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If you're planning on taking the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge next week plan for detours. The bridge will close overnight from ten p.m. to six a.m. Monday through Friday. Workers will be changing the old electrical control system. Full story...
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Shelter opens for animals and owners

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While this storm is still churning in the Atlantic it's a good time to talk emergency planning. That includes having a plan ready for your pet. New Hanover County has a third shelter ready for pets in the event of an evacuation. And unlike the other shelters, this one will house both pets and their owners. Full story...
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Congressional hopeful announces candidacy

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videoThursday Republican Will Breazeale announced his candidacy for Congress. He's the first republican to enter the race and challenge Democratic incumbent Mike McIntyre. Will Breazeale knows how to get around. The commercial airline pilot and Iraq war veteran flew to every county in the seventh district Thursday to announce his candidacy for congress. Full story...
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Parents concerned about children's bus stop safety

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videoParents have some serious safety concerns over what goes on at one local school bus stop. They say since school started the bus has been at least 15 minutes late every day, leaving their children standing on the corner. They say their kids have been approached by drug dealers and people looking for sex. Full story...
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