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Former Azalea Queen Sydney Penny now part of Azalea Festival in different way

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videoShe's a former soap star And a former Azalea Festival Queen, who has made Wilmington her home. Sydney Penny has traded in her Azalea crown for hard work behind the scenes during the festival. Full story...
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Happening Saturday: Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off

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videoIt's the 18th annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off, and while it promises to include all of the great traditions from past years, there are also some new elements to look forward to. Full story...
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Azalea Garden Tour: Schoolfield Garden

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videoJim and Rhonda Schoolfield let Mother Nature do most of the work in their garden at 130 Beagle Trail. It's earned them a spot on this year's Azalea Garden Tour. The couple says the garden is very different from most formal gardens. Flowers grow wild and in no particular order as they weave in and out of other plants. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: Conrad Meister House

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videoAmong the stops on this weekend's Historic Home Tour is a home built in that was part of Wilmington's first ever suburb. Built in 1916, the Conrad Meister House at 1915 Market St. was somewhat of a mystery until owners Brian York and Shane Fernando brought it back to life. Full story...
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Azalea Garden Tour: Henneke Garden

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videoDennis and Belsam Henneke's garden almost completely surrounds their home along 2412 Gillette Dr., and you can check it out on the Cape Fear Garden Club's Azalea Garden Tour Friday through Sunday. Full story...
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Historic Home Tour: J. Lowell White House

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videoThe J. Lowell White Hhouse has unique charm and lots of history. This stop on this weekend's Historic Home Tour was built in 1925. Located at 318 N. 18th St., it has only changed hands three times since then. Full story...
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Queen Azalea visits school, hospital

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videoThe 67th Annual Azalea Festival continued as the queen toured Wilmington today. Queen Azalea Kirsten Haglund got the royal treatment at Pine Valley Elementary this morning complete with smiles, flowers and hugs from students. Some even showed her their best bow. Full story...
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Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

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Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic items. Full story...
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Judge orders UNCW to promote Adams & pay $50,000 in back pay

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videoA federal judge has ordered UNCW to promote an associate professor and give him $50,000 in back pay. The ruling comes after a federal jury found the university discriminated against Mike Adams due to his religious and political views. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - April 9; Ashley baseball & softball takes flight

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videoThe Screaming Eagles are looking fantastic this season in both baseball and softball. We checked out action on Wednesday from Ashley involving Topsail and Ashley High. In college baseball UNCW and East Carolina both won. In fact the Pirates picked up a non-conference victory against NC State. Full story...
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Clodfelter sworn in as Charlotte's new mayor

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Dan Clodfelter has been sworn in as the fourth mayor of Charlotte since last spring. Clodfelter took the oath of office Wednesday next to his wife, Elizabeth, and one of his two daughters. Full story...
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UPDATE: Camp Lejeune identifies Marine in Main Gate Shooting

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videoA Pentagon spokesman says the fatal shooting of a Marine on guard duty at a North Carolina base appears to have been an accident. Full story...
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NC local business taxes capped in proposal

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The General Assembly is likely to debate legislation this session that would streamline local business taxes, even as some lawmakers and municipal lobbyists caution towns and cities could have to raise property taxes if it passed. A tax study committee tentatively agreed Wednesday to recommend to the full legislature a repeal of business privilege license taxes levied by 300 municipalities in July 2015. It would be replaced with a tax capped at $100 per business location. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Mom on a Mission

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videoPamela Heyward is our Extraordinary Person of the Week for inventing something that helps her daughters and could also help other Type 1 diabetics. Full story...
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Local school safety concerns rise again after Pennsylvania stabbings

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videoThe recent violence in Murrysville, Pennsylvania is once again raising some questions about local student safety. New Hanover County deputy superintendent Rick Holliday says, "It makes us go back and reexamine what we're doing." Full story...
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