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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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Leland man charged with attempted murder

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Police also say David Lloyd gave officers a fake name when they arrested him. Investigators say he attacked a 33-year-old New York woman July 26 near the north end pier. She managed to break free and called 911. Full story...
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General Assembly approves tighter restrictions on landfills

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New legislation approved in the General Assembly today makes it tougher for landfills to be built in North Carolina. Full story...
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Local bridges considered safe

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videoHere in North Carolina there are more than 13,000 bridges. The bridge over Route 133 was built in 1934. It's one of 15 bridges in New Hanover County that is considered structurally deficient because of its age and because it's deteriorating. Full story...
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Lawmakers acknowledge, apologize for 1898 Wilmington Race Riots

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Lawmakers in Raleigh are officially acknowledging and apologizing for the 1898 Wilmington Race Riots. But the move stops short of compensating the families of victims. Full story...
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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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