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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Future so bright, they gotta sell shades

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videoEarly detection of breast cancer is a must. You're about to meet a family who lost their matriarch to it. Their mission makes them our Extraordinary Person(s) of the Week. Full story...
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McCrory visiting Wilmington for second time this month

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Gov. Pat McCrory is making another stop in Wilmington Thursday afternoon. McCrory will attend the North Carolina Business Committee for Education's regional meeting and tour the Corning plant on N. College Road. Full story...
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Family asks feds to probe death of man accused of shooting Wilmington detective

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videoAn attorney representing Brandon Smith's family is calling for a US Department of Justice investigation into the circumstances surrounding Smith's death, according to a letter sent July 10. Full story...
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Developer, philanthropist Ed Gore has died

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videoThe man who helped build Sunset Beach from the ground up with his father has died. Ed Gore died in his sleep last night, multiple sources confirm to WWAY. Full story...
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Common Core on way out of NC schools

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The Common Core curriculum standards that dictate what's taught in classrooms across much of the United States are on their way out of North Carolina. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board will take time to find Pruden's replacement

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video Brunswick County's school superintendent says the coming school year will be his last. Dr. Edward Pruden told the school board about his decision last night. This announcement came right after Pruden's annual evaluation. Full story...
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Registered sex offender gets 17.5 years in prison in child porn case

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A Wilmington man has been sentenced to 17.5 years in prison in a child pornography case. Michael Thomas Bassett Jr., 33, pleaded guilty in April to receipt of child pornography. Full story...
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Response to crash leads officers to shooting

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Elizabethtown Police say as they responded to one crime this weekend, they wound up finding another. Full story...
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Dead bear helps biologists track population

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videoA black bear was found dead in the median of US 17 in Holly Ridge this morning. Highway Patrol say a truck hit the bear around 9 p.m. Full story...
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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Police ask for help identifying dinosaur thieves

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videoState Capitol Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man and woman caught on video Monday afternoon taking a baby dinosaur replica from a display at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Full story...
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Police: Two teens used gun to rob construction crew near Wilmington work site

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videoPolice are investigating after they say two teens used a gun to rob a construction crew when the group of workers went to get food from a Wilmington restaurant near their work site. Full story...
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FBI: Kidnap victim rescued with help of area agencies in elaborate international plot

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Federal agents say they rescued a South Carolina man in North Carolina with the help of several area agencies six days after the man was kidnapped as part of an international plot. Full story...
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West Columbus basketball coach Michael Powell reassigned; Chris Haney leaves East Columbus

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videoMichael Powell is the dean of high school basketball coaches in our region. He's been the head boys basketball coach for 27 years at West Columbus High School. Powell has been reassigned to rival East Columbus, but Powell may not accept the assignment. Powell may opt to retire instead. Chris Haney has resigned as the head football coach at East Columbus High School in order to go back to Ashley High. Full story...
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Wilmington Tigers prepare for home opener in inaugural season with Jay Ross as head coach

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videoJay Ross is moving forward. His NFL career appears to be behind him. The former New Hanover Wildcat and East Carolina Pirate is now the head football coach of the Wilmington Tigers. Wilmington's semi-pro football team will hold their home opener on Saturday. Full story...
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Lightning to blame for fire that destroyed home

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Lightning is believed to be responsible for a house fire off of Hogan Court in New Hanover County. The fire began just after 4:00 Tuesday afternoon, just as a line of strong storms moved through the area. Full story...
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