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Archive - Aug 24, 2011

Wilmington Tigers postpone Saturday's game

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The Wilmington Tigers don't want to take any chances. They've postponed Saturday's football game at Legion Stadium. Full story...
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Wilmington Cape Fear Coast re-branded Wilmington N.C. Historic River District & Island Beaches

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video The greater Wilmington area was branded as the Cape Fear Coast in the late 1980's and eventually became the Wilmington Cape Fear Coast, but now that name is being left behind and the region is moving forward with the name Wilmington N.C. Historic River District & Island Beaches. Full story...
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Boy bitten by a shark at Holden Beach

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A 10-year-old boy was bitten by at shark in the water at Holden Beach Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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High School Football Week Two Preview

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videoRather than getting sacked, local football teams have moved their games up to Thursday due to Hurricane Irene. In just the second week of the season, coaches and players have one less day to prepare. Full story...
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Hurri-cakes make Irene threat a little sweeter

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While everyone in our area hunkers down for Irene, a Wilmington dessert store is looking at the sweeter side of things. Full story...
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Thousands wait to see if Irene means soccer tourney canceled

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A youth soccer tournament scheduled for this weekend predicted to bring more than $1 million dollars in tax money to the Wilmington area may be canceled because of Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Pender Co. prepares for Irene as tourists decide what to do

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video The threat of the Hurricane Irene has people keeping a close eye on the storm, including vacationers and emergency management in Pender County. Full story...
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Generators in high demand as Irene approaches

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While it looks like the worst of Hurricane Irene should stay off the coast, we're not in the clear yet. Many in the Cape Fear are ready to batten down the hatches. Full story...
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NC building review finds few quake problems

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A state review of North Carolina government buildings following the East Coast earthquake has found only a few minor problems that may be attributed to the tremors. Full story...
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What's next? A plague of locusts?

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With the twisters, earthquakes and hurricanes over the past week, one might be tempted to ask, "what's next, locusts?" Full story...
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Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey for North Carolina

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The Captain of the Port for Sector North Carolina has set port condition Whiskey at noon for Wilmington and Morehead City due to the expectation that gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irene may arrive within 72 hours. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS UPDATES: Vinyl won't stick, unwanted bed returned

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In this week's TROUBLESHOOTERS report, an update on a sticky situation regarding mail-order vinyl and on a woman who wanted to return a bed she bought. Full story...
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Southport annexation all but dead

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It looks like Southport's plan to annex some area just outside the current city limits will not survive a new state law that gives property owners a voice. Full story...
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Outer Banks counties to decide on evacuation

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Officials in two counties that include most of North Carolina's Outer Banks are deciding whether they'll give evacuation orders because of Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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CFPUA ends boil water advisory for Laurel Ridge

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has canceled a boil water advisory for a New Hanover County neighborhood. Full story...
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