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Police emphasize driving violations

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videoLieutenant Blanton said the traffic on Masonboro Loop Road backs up every day right around the morning rush, leaving some drivers looking to save a few minutes by taking a shortcut down Jasper Road, which is in part a private road. Full story...
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62nd Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival: April 1-5, 2009

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The 62nd Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival will be held April 1-5, 2009 in the greater Wilmington area. The Festival is a celebration of Wilmington’s exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture during its five days of entertainment that includes: a parade, street fair, circus, concerts, pageantry, and all that is Southern. Full story...
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NC agency says Jan. jobless rate hit 9.7 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment jumped in January to the highest rate in more than a quarter century, hitting 9.7 percent. Full story...
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NC real estate appraiser pleads guilty in fraud

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A North Carolina real estate appraiser has pleaded guilty to a federal charge for his role in a mortgage fraud case involving about $15 million in loans. Full story...
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NC job agency organizes slate of career fairs

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A workshop on how ex-convicts can find a job in this tough economy is part of a steady stream of events trying to connect North Carolina's unemployed workers to companies with jobs to fill. Full story...
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NC Commission to discuss reimbursing crime victims

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A state commission may pay out about $1.4 million to reimburse crime victims for out-of-pocket expenses they incurred related to crimes committed against them. Full story...
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Wilmington's own Spokesmen fighting for national championship

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videoA Wilmington-based basketball squad is just days away from competing in the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Full story...
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Drivers causing traffic issues in the Masonboro Loop area

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The Wilmington Police Department wants to raise awareness about a traffic issue in the Masonboro Loop area. Full story...
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Man threatens to jump from downtown Wilmington building

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Around 4:30 p.m., police closed off a couple blocks of Front Street after a man threatened to jump from the top of the Murchison Building, on the corner of Front and Chestnut streets. Full story...
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Local leaders meet with members of Congress in DC

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videoThis week county leaders from around our area are in the nation's capital. Bacon and eggs were on the breakfast menu for Congressman Mike McIntyre Tuesday at the new US Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, but there's little doubt the subject on the mind of the county leaders from southeastern North Carolina is trimming the fat from their budgets. Full story...
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Anthony Pierce charged with second-degree murder for Officer Matthews' death

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videoAfter two days of testimony and deliberation, a New Hanover County grand jury has indicted Anthony Pierce on murder charges in connection with the death of Wilmington police officer Rich Matthews. Full story...
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Free websites that allow you to swap items

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videoCan the internet help you clean out the garage? From used cars and cell phones to old furniture and bicycles, we all have stuff we no longer use that clutters up our lives. Full story...
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Council to vote Tuesday night on financing of Yaupon Pier

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videoThe town of Oak Island is thousands of dollars away from owning the Yaupon Pier. Tuesday night, Oak Island's town council will vote on how to finance the $1.7 million project to reopen the Yaupon Pier. Full story...
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Attorney General asks for names of sex offenders on MySpace

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Remember those 90,000 sex offenders MySpace recently identified and removed from it's social networking site? More than 2,000 of them were registered in North Carolina. Full story...
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Construction helps animals cross the road

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New road construction near Oak Island is helping to prevent road kill. Critter crossings have been placed under road construction off of Highway 211. Full story...
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