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New park in Wilmington opens Thursday

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A ribbon cutting takes place at James E.L. Wade Park at 3500 Bethel Road. It begins at 10:30 Thursday morning. Full story...
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Inspectors check for peanut butter products

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The national salmonella scare has state inspectors doing spot checks to make sure recalled peanut butter products are off store shelves. Today we followed inspector Paula Odom during a spot inspection in Wilmington. Full story...
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History of disputes may have led to Whiteville murder

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videoWe now know more about the fatal shooting at a Whiteville apartment complex early Tuesday morning. Police said Danny Nobles shot his neighbor Thomas Melvin at least a dozen times. There was a long history of disputes between the two, and there are some who think this extreme outcome could have been prevented. Full story...
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Police make arrests in two Wilmington murders

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department made arrests in the Daryon Walker and Dyuane Simpson murder cases Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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Bargain hunters beware of liquidation sales

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videoLiquidation signs are popping up in retail windows around the country, but in a tough economy, customers need to be leery. Full story...
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Immigrants become US citzens in Southport

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videoAt Wednesday’s naturalization ceremony in Southport, 98 people became US citizens. For Rafael Torres and many others, citizenship has been a long time coming. “This is the end of the process today, after basically 1999 when I arrived in North Carolina." Full story...
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New company to use Port of Wilmington

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More business is on the way for the Port of Wilmington Independent Container Line has signed on to begin weekly service between Wilmington, and northern Europe and the United Kingdom. The weekly trips will start in late March. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Paying twice for your luggage

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videoWhat happens when you pre-pay to check your bag, then your flight gets canceled. That is the topic of tonight's Troubleshooters Report. Full story...
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Star News classifieds down by thirty percent

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The New York Times Company is battling along with the rest of the newspaper industry to remain upright during the financial meltdown. The Star News, which is owned by the Times, has seen a decrease in in classifieds and ad revenue as well. Full story...
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Career Day at Leland Middle School

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Twenty-one area professionals visited the students at Leland Middle School and explained all that is involved with their careers. The students heard from a pediatrician, veterinarian, district attorney and even a Screen Gems stunt man, among others. Full story...
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Perdue says spending cut proposals not good enough

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Gov. Beverly Perdue is telling North Carolina state agencies to look harder for spending cuts after she received dozens of options to trim next year's budget.

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Dog eludes Jacksonville airport employees

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Employees at the Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville are trying to rescue a dog that has lived near the airport for more than a year. But they can't catch him. Full story...
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NC city trying to win cycling hall of fame

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Organizers in Greensboro are excited that they made the cut as a possible home for the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame after the North Carolina city made a late entry in the contest Full story...
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SC man sentenced to 14 years in NC furniture scam

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A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for defrauding customers out of millions of dollars with a fake online furniture business based in North Carolina. Full story...
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Recession is bringing tough times to downtown businesses

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videoHere in Wilmington, the recession continues to hit downtown businesses with a one-two punch, leading some businesses owners to fear they will have to close their doors. Full story...
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