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Miss Bessie goes for first motorcycle ride on 102nd birthday

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It was a very special ride for one local senior who celebrated her 102nd birthday. Bess Tancrelle took to the streets on a Harley Davidson this morning while her 98-year-old sister Clara saddled up in the side buggy. Full story...
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Big deposit made thanks to Stamp Out Hunger

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Saturday's Stamp Out Hunger event yielded quite a harvest. Letter carriers in the Wilmington area collected nearly 37,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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New House districts pass initial vote

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A new map of House districts for Pender and New Hanover County passed a second reading in the House Monday night 116-to-1. Full story...
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Marino on Money: May 12

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videoThis week, Marino on Money focuses on real estate. Is this the time to buy that house? Full story...
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NC governor urges governments to seek funds

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North Carolina's governor is encouraging local governments to ask for as much money as they can from the federal stimulus funds. Full story...
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Car dealers running into problems in NC

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The problems confronting the nation's Big Three auto makers are not the only problems in the industry. Full story...
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NC lawmakers examine easing coastal insurance rate

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North Carolina coastal homeowners saddled this spring with huge increases in their insurance premiums, deductibles and surcharges are seeking help from state lawmakers. Full story...
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NC marks national celebration of travel, tourism

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North Carolina marks National Travel and Tourism week with a celebrations in the state capital and at the nine welcome centers across the state. Full story...
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Local reaction to postage increase

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videoThe US Post Office is now charging us two more cents for a first class stamp. WWAY’s John Rendleman has more on the postage increase. Full story...
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Bill to stop cement plant construction up for discussion Tuesday

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Senator Julia Boseman's cement plant moratorium bill is up for discussion in Raleigh Tuesday. The bill aims to stop cement plant permitting and construction until September 1, 2010. Full story...
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Cape Fear Commutes 2035 gathering input for traffic plan

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A series of open houses has begun throughout the region to gather input on the Cape Fear Commutes 2035 traffic plan. The north campus of Cape Fear Community College hosted Monday night's open house. Full story...
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Wilmington: Coastal Dream Town

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In Coastal Living Magazine's May issue of Best Places to Live in the Region for Every Budget, the Port City came in 18th. Full story...
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Star News prints final local edition

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videoIt's an impact being felt across the newspaper industry, fewer people are relying on the morning paper for their connection to the world. That combined with tough times, equal changes at the Star News. Full story...
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Man attacks women during crime spree

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videoIt was a dreadful Mother's Day for one family in Tabor City. A neighborhood crime spree ended with the rape of a 78-year-old woman and the kidnapping of her 58-year-old daughter. Full story...
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Oak Island Pier re-opens

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videoAfter a two-year hiatus, the Oak Island Pier is open again and Monday's rain didn't stop fisherman from re-claiming their spots on the pier. Full story...
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