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Archive - Nov 5, 2011

5th QUARTER: round one playoff scores from Friday & Saturday night

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Friday turned out to be a windy, rainy night. Saturday was much nicer. First round playoff games were played on both nights. In Wilmington the New Hanover Wildcats knocked off the Hoggard Vikings. Other winners on Friday include Laney, South Brunswick, South Columbus and East Bladen. On Saturday Topsail won. Click full story for scores and the pairings for round two. Full story...
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Hoggard volleyball team falls in state finals

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Charlotte Providence won its fifth North Carolina High School Athletic Association volleyball championship in convincing fashion on Saturday as the Panthers rolled to a straight-set victory over Wilmington Hoggard in the 4-A final at Reynolds Coliseum. Full story...
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Polka and pierogies draw thousands to Polish Festival

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Pastor Ryszard Kolodziej says the people of Poland are friendly and family-oriented, which are also characteristics of the festival. Full story...
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Extra! Extra! Casting call wants them all

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While One Tree Hill is exiting stage right, Iron Man 3 is preparing to set up shop in Wilmington. A production of superhero size needs a lot of extras, and Premier Casting is fattening up its database of extras to be ready for upcoming films. Full story...
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Home set on fire for practice

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A home on Sunset Harbor Road in Brunswick County was donated and set ablaze Saturday for firefighters to learn more about the burn. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA says no issues with LPD certification

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video There are a lot of questions surrounding the Leland Police Department after state regulators found problems with officers' training and certification. Many people are asking us what happens with tickets or arrests by officers without proper training. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Local leaders look to state to expand rail service

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video Everyone is looking for more jobs and business to get our economy back on track. Transportation planners say one solution could be restoring a 27-mile stretch of railroad between Castle Hayne and Wallace. Full story...
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After efforts to clean up neighborhood failed, Wilmington woman decides to move on

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video Back in March, a Wilmington resident was on a mission to clean up her neighborhood. Often times, Lola James was left alone to clean up everything from broken glass to paper bags. But today, she says the trash problem has gotten worse and she is fed up with the filth. Full story...
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