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Cerro Gordo Elementary School is criticized over fake Facebook picture

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video The Columbus County School District got more than 300 phone calls from across the country after a fake photo went viral on Facebook. Cerro Gordo Elementary's principal Kent Lovett says it all began when a second grade teacher asked her students to write an essay about a hero. Full story...
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Landfall Legends tennis event starts Friday

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Lindsay Davenport will headline this weekend’s Legends of Tennis charity exhibition event hosted at the Country Club of Landfall’s Drysdale Sports Center complex this weekend. Proceeds from Legends of Tennis will go directly to the Landfall Foundation’s grants programs to assist in awarding grants to local non-profits from the greater Wilmington area. Full story...
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Art unveiling for Riverfest

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videoThe Riverfest Executive Committee unveiled a brand new painting from this year's featured artist David Hayes. Full story...
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Suspect charged for shooting marine in bed

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A man is accused of trying to kill a marine sleeping in his bed. Full story...
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Weekend road repairs scheduled in Wilmington

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Weekend roadwork at two locations could cause slowdowns in the Wilmington area. Full story...
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DOG COURT: Dog bite causes $8,000 in damage

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videoOne man took his neighbor to Dangerous Dog Court after he says his Boston Terrier bit him causing around $8,000 worth of medical damage. Full story...
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Wilmington dad upset with new airline policy for unaccompanied minors

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videoA small change to a major airline's policy is causing some big problems for one Wilmington dad. The father of 13-year-old twins says he's been flying his kids from Wilmington to Detroit with a connection in Charlotte ever since he moved here in January. But he says a new airline policy now makes that trip impossible. Full story...
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Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards

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videoThe Home Depot estimates that a cyberattack earlier this year affected 56 million unique payment cards. Full story...
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Venus flytrap poaching now a felony

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videoStealing a rare carnivorous plant native to our area is now a more serious crime. Full story...
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More NC ads from Hagan and allies, Koch group

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More ads are filling North Carolina's airwaves in the US Senate race, considered one of the most expensive in the country. Full story...
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Brian Berger released from jail

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is out of jail for the first time in more than three months. According to the New Hanover County Jail, Berger was released to a Jail Diversion program around 1 p.m. Full story...
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Man dies after Kure Beach ocean rescue attempt

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videoThe man rescued from the waters at Kure Beach has died from his injuries, the police chief said. Full story...
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Students weigh backpacks to learn impact of heavy loads

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videoCFCC students weighed in on more than just class to promote healthy habits in downtown Wilmington today, just in time for National Backpack Day. Full story...
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Suspect arrested for August murder

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videoWilmington Police have arrested a man and charged him with a murder in August. The District Attorney's Office says Cordero Alexander Pridgen is being held without bond for the murder of Edmund Lane. He made his first court appearance this morning. Full story...
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Semi rolls over at busy Wilmington intersection

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videoA rolled over tractor trailer has affected traffic at a busy Wilmington intersection. Late this morning the semi rolled over at the north end of Carolina Beach Road at the intersection at Burnett Blvd. and S. 3rd Street taking out the traffic light. Full story...
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