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Battle over tax incentives for North Carolina film industry

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videoWilmington is the kind of place where our local streets and buildings commonly turn into TV and movie sets. Cape Fear Community College regularly appears on One Tree Hill. Just how busy those sets are is important to our local economy and just how busy they'll be depends upon what's going on in Raleigh. Full story...
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Police cruiser going 90 mph before fatal NC wreck

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Police say a North Carolina officer whose cruiser collided with another vehicle and killed its driver was going more than 90 mph without lights or siren when the crash occurred. Full story...
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Charlotte spending lots on NC, SC water fight

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Charlotte officials say they expect to spend $500,000 in the next few months in a water fight between South Carolina and North Carolina. Full story...
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NC town imposes teen curfew

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A small town in southeastern North Carolina has imposed a curfew for those under age 18. Full story...
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NC Chamber of Commerce meets amid economic turmoil

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North Carolina's business establishment holds its annual meeting as everyone searches for new ways to stay in the black. Full story...
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Vice president to visit NC this week

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Vice President Joe Biden will be in North Carolina this week to discuss how federal stimulus money will help rural Americans. Full story...
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Bladen County gang related forum focuses on West Bladen fights

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videoViolence was fresh on the minds of a community-based gang task force that met Monday night in Bladen County. Gang related or not, the people who gathered in Elizabethtown said the violence has to stop. Full story...
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Trial begins in murder case of Willie Duane Davis

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A trial is underway for a man accused of a murder more than two years ago. Wilmington Police say Nicholas Brown was in the car with three other men on Christmas Eve 2006, when 23-year-old Willie Duane Davis was gunned down on 14th Street. Full story...
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New Hanover County Sheriff's want ankle bracelets for domestic violence abusers

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has applied for a grant to purchase ankle bracelets to track domestic violence abusers out of jail on pre-trial release. Full story...
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Rally in South Carolina as governor rejects stimulus money

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Hundreds of people rallied Monday to try to change the mind of South Carolina's governor. School leaders said they need stimulus money that Governor Mark Sanford is about to turn down. Full story...
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Controversy around BSL fire truck insurance claim

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videoA few months back we told you about a Boiling Spring Lakes fire truck that went up in flames while responding to a fire at the St. James Plantation. The fire department made an insurance claim, and now they have a brand new truck. However, sources we spoke with today said there is more to the insurance claim than meets the eye. Full story...
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Riot breaks out at West Bladen High School

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videoPolice called what happened at a Bladen County High School Monday "a riot." Students at West Bladen High reported that more than 50 people were involved in the fighting that resulted in a number of arrests. The violence started just after 10:00 this morning, and continued until about noon. Full story...
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Online tips from the iDesk

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There are plenty of scams to go around on the internet, so how do you know if an online ad or e-mail is legitimate? Plus, how can you find a physician you trust, and how you can follow the state government. Full story...
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Avoiding domestic violence

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videoAssistant District Attorney Joy Alford-Brand prosecutes dozens of domestic violence cases each year. "Most people don't realize how prevalent it is and how many cases we've got. We have a pretty good case load,” she said. Full story...
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Annual Home Tour sneak peak

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videoOwners of ten of downtown Wilmington’s most historic and unique homes will open their doors to the public this weekend as part of the Historic Wilmington Foundation's Annual Home Tour. Full story...
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