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Seniors compete for beauty queen title

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The time to be a beauty queen doesn't have to end after the age of 25 or even 65. Thanks to the Ms. North Carolina America Pageant women 60 years old and over can still vie for the title. Full story...
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One dead, another hospitalized after Columbus County shooting

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One man is dead, another is hospitalized after a shooting in Columbus County. The incident happened early Sunday morning. Investigators say after the driver, Rodney Simms was shot, his car ran into a wooded area off Highway 701 just outside of Whiteville. Simms was taken to the hospital but died shortly after. Full story...
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New legislation ups landfill fees

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Last week state lawmakers passed legislation that would make it tougher for new landfills to be built in North Carolina. Many people are happy about the environmental benefits of the measure that now awaits Gov. Easley's signature to become law. But those benefits could eventually cost you more money. Full story...
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Local veterans hold weekend event at Hugh MacRae Park

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videoIt's the first event of its kind here in Wilmington. Local veterans spent Saturday at Hugh MacRae Park to get to know each other and share their stories. Bob Page was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne and served in the military for 33 years. He had the opportunity to spend time with other local veterans at a get-together. Full story...
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Coast Guard celebrates milestone

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The US Coast Guard celebrated a milestone this weekend. It was the organization's 217th birthday. Back on August 4, 1790 Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling and protect the collection of the federal revenue. Full story...
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Teen robbery suspect facing charges

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A 16-year-old Castle Hayne boy is facing armed robbery charges after allegedly robbing three people at gunpoint. Investigators say the incidents happened Saturday night around 11 o'clock in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Sewer repair project continues

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The sewer repair project in the Bradley Creek section of New Hanover county resumed Monday. The work had been suspended because of three spills in the area. Crews caused the spills while trying to repair the pipe that runs through the Wrightsville Green community off of Greenville Loop Road. But repair crews have been cleared to resume pumping sewage through bypass lines while they insert a new liner into the old pipe. Full story...
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Locally-filmed TV pilot debuts in Wilmington

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An independent TV pilot called Baby Blues premiered in Wilmington Friday night. The cast and crew credit its creation to talent kept here with the help of state incentives. Full story...
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Weekend Warriors Basketball Tournament

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Basketball players from around the globe descended on Wilmington for the annual Weekend Warriors basketball tournament. Full story...
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State's legislative session is over

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videoFor better or worse, the state's legislative session is over. A new real estate tax and background checks for illegal immigrants are just some of the pieces of legislation that went through in the final minutes of the latest session. Full story...
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Two of N.C.'s most dangerous bridges are in New Hanover County

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According to AAA two of 20 most dangerous bridges in North Carolina are right here in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Victims' descendants want compensation for 1898 Race Riots

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videoThe state of North Carolina has acknowledged and apologized for the 1898 Race Riots, but is that enough? Some descendants of people who were run out of Wilmington during the riots believe along with the apology there should be monetary compensation. Full story...
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GE employees prepare for possible hurricanes

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More than two months into hurricane season and employees at General Electric in Wilmington are still stressing preparedness. Full story...
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Strollathon to benefit Rett Syndrome Research Foundation

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There's an event coming up in October that we want you to know about. It's a strollathon at Wrightsville Beach Park to raise money to find a cure for Rett syndrome. Full story...
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Detectives investigating Pender High School fire

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Detectives are investigating Thursday morning's fire at Pender High School. Around two a.m. five unidentified people went onto the campus and burned down a mobile classroom. Full story...
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