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Bomb squad destroys suitcase left on downtown street

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Wilmington Police officers and members of its bomb unit blocked off a part of N. 3rd Street this morning downtown because of a suitcase left in front of a deli near the courthouse. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Employee of the half century

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videoWWAY is celebrating 50 years, and believe it or not, there is an employee at WWAY who has been here the entire time. George Allen is our Extraordinary Person of the Week. What he's done for this station and the community makes him the "Employee of the Half Century". Full story...
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Hagan, Tillis to visit Wilmington today

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With time running out before Election Day, the two major party candidates for US Senate will both be in Wilmington today. Full story...
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101 Mobility brings Halloween to special needs students

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videoThe ability to dress up for Halloween is something you might not think twice about, but it’s a reality for the special needs students at Codington Elementary. To make sure those kids look just as spooky, or as dainty as all the other kids on Halloween, 101 Mobility creates special costumes for them. Full story...
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Halloween Happenings: Haunted Pub Crawl

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videoTales of terror and creepy streets combine to make for a spooktacular Halloween weekend. Discover some of old Wilmington's most extraordinary and actively haunted pubs on a 2.5 hour adventure. Hoist a pint as you hear chilling, humorous and baffling tales of ghosts, unusual history, murder, mayhem and more. Full story...
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VOTE: Good Morning Carolina's Pumpkin Carving Contest

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Halloween is just days away, and the Good Morning Carolina crew squared off in a pumpkin carving contest, in honor of some holiday fun and a little friendly competition.video Full story...
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Accident sends 1 to the hospital

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videoOne person was sent to the hospital tonight after an accident in Murrayville. It happened off of Gordon Rd. at the intersection of Harris Rd. and Ivanhoe Rd. Full story...
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Fire department merger on the horizon?

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videoShould Wilmington and New Hanover County merge their fire departments? That was the question a new report hoped to answer. It is a report weighing the pros and cons of a possible merger between the two departments. Full story...
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Faced with less federal money, leaders talk meal taxes

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videoAs federal funding for coastal communities declines, local leaders are working to figure out a way to make up for the lost money. One idea on the table - a meal tax on prepared foods and beverages. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Deputies arrest 3 in NHSO's 2nd largest heroin bust

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videoDeputies with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office have arrested three men accused of being caught with $85,000 worth of drugs. Full story...
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Overturned dump truck closes 421 near Isabel Holmes Bridge

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videoAn overturned dump truck that spilled its load has shut down part of a busy road near Wilmington. Full story...
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WPD: Drunk man hits patrol car downtown

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videoPolice arrested a man they say was drunk when he hit a police patrol car at an intersection in downtown Wilmington Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Halloween mask armed robbery under investigation

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Police are searching for a man they say was wearing a Halloween mask when he used a handgun to rob a Wilmington convenience store Tuesday night. Full story...
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Creative & easy last-minute Halloween costume ideas

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videoThe last few months of the year can be busy, and often seem to fly by before we know it. If you find yourself in a bind with Halloween sneaking right upon us, have no fear for costume ideas. Full story...
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Wilmington has some creepy cemeteries

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videoIs Wilmington spooky? Parts of it are for sure and a new ranking says we have two of the spookiest cemeteries in the country. Full story...
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