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Archive - Apr 7, 2011

Frog out of jail on $500,000 bond; Teary Soles wishes him well

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video A judge today set a $500,000 bond for Allen "Frog" Strickland, the Columbus County teen accused of vandalizing the law office and home of Sen. R.C. Soles over the weekend among other offenses. Within 90 minutes of the hearing ending, Strickland was already out of the Columbus County jail, according to a booking officer, who said a local bail bond company posted the bond. Full story...
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ECU football coach meets & greets in Wilmington

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video "Pirate Nation" is strong in Wilmington despite the presence of UNCW. In fact Wilmington is one of East Carolina's largest alumni bases. Football coach Ruffin McNeill stopped into town on Thursday to visit members of the Wilmington Pirate Club. Full story...
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Fire chief's son killed on way to emergency in Bladen County

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A member of the Tar Heel Fire Department has died from injuries suffered in a car accident on the way to an emergency. Bladen County Fire Marshal Bradley Kinlaw said the firefighter was David Hunsinger Jr., the son of Tar Heel Fire Chief David Hunsinger Sr. Full story...

Tall ship visits Port City

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence has some company along the riverfront this weekend. The tall ship Lynx arrived in Wilmington this afternoon. Full story...
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Diligence welcomes visitors during Azalea Festival

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is in port and open to the public this weekend for the Azalea Festival. Full story...
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Pantano claims family being harassed by "liberal activists" over puppy adoption; Rescue president talks only to WWAY

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video Ilario Pantano claims the president of a puppy rescue group is harassing him and his family and has thrust his Labradoodle puppies into a political battle. Full story...
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WWAY Blackberry app joins iPhone, Android versions

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WWAY's mobile app for Blackberry joins the iPhone and Android versions that rolled out earlier this year. Full story...
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Veterans help celebrate Battleship milestones

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video Queen Azalea Heather French Henry's grand tour of Wilmington today included a visit to the Battleship North Carolina for the 70th anniversary of its commissioning and 50th anniversary of coming to the Port City. But the real celebrities of the event were the men who served our country aboard the battleship during World War II. Full story...
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Whole Foods coming to Wilmington

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For years Wilmington residents have wanted a Whole Foods grocery store. Today it appears the upscale, natural food grocery store is on its way - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Whole Foods will enter the Wilmington market in 2012 or 2013, according to two sources with knowledge of the deal. The store will be located in the space currently occupied by Lowe’s Foods on Oleander Drive next to Independence Mall, one of the sources said. Lowe’s is scheduled to close this Saturday. Full story...
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Whiteville celebrates 200th birthday

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It's a celebration 200 years in the making. Today Whiteville residents got together to celebrate the town's bicentennial. Full story...
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