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SURPRISE SQUAD gives a jolt to the start of the school year!

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videoSomething was percolating inside cape fear community college's union station today. The WWAY Surprise Squad teamed up with Perry's Emporium to give folks quite a jolt. Full story...
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Explore With George: East Coast Wahine Classic

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videoThe East Coast Wahine Classic is back in Wrightsville Beach this weekend. George Elliott swung out to the beach today to learn more. Full story...
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Some still concerned as Carolina Beach Boardwalk plans move forward

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videoGet ready to see the Carolina Beach Boardwalk under construction. The town council this week approved a contract for its Boardwalk Revitalization Project. They also hope to extend the Boardwalk north, but some folks are not happy about it. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Disabled vet won't have to pay deposit to move power service

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video A man upset with Duke Energy Progress got a rather unexpected phone call today that turned out to be good news. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police find man they say nearly ran over two officers

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videoWilmington Police have found a man they say tried to run over two officers this morning. Police say the confrontation in a hotel parking lot ended with one officer firing his gun. Full story...
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Cops responding to shots fired find pot plants

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videoA ShotSpotter alert turns out to be a pot spotter for Wilmington Police. Officers responded to the alert just after 10 p.m. to 814 S. 8th St. Full story...
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Man charged with shooting during alleged road rage incident

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videoA man is out of jail after being charged overnight in connection to an apparent road rage incident in Wilmington. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Girl Power!

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videoIt's all about Girl Power in this week's Extraordinary Person of the Week. Not one, but five girls with one sweet mission. Full story...
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Missing North Dakota teen sisters found in Wilmington, men charged with human trafficking

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videoTwo men are behind bars in Wilmington after police say they kidnapped teen sisters from North Dakota and forced them to work. And they are not the only teens involved. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Disabled veteran confused by power company requiring deposit

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video A Wilmington veteran feels cheated by his power company. Duke Energy's website says they charge $17 to move service from one house to the next, but Michael Love does not understand why the company wants to charge him $217. Full story...
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Educators, supporters protest along busy Wilmington road

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videoWilmington area teachers and their supporters took a stand for education today. Decked out in red, they stood along South College Road near UNCW at lunchtime to make a statement about what they call the disrespectful actions of the General Assembly toward students and educators. Full story...
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DENR issues directive to clean up coal ash

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videoNorth Carolina's environmental agency is asking Duke Energy to submit plans for moving coal ash from four of its waste pits. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources also issued Duke a directive Wednesday to increase drinking water testing at the company's ash dumps. Full story...
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Woman in critical condition after car runs red light

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A Hickory woman is in critical condition after Wilmington Police say she was hit by a car downtown Tuesday morning. Investigators say just before 11 a.m. Lisa Dietz, 55, was crossing the street when a grey Volvo, traveling northbound, ran a red light at Third and Castle Streets. Full story...
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WPD: Woman punches burglar in face, slams window on his hands

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videoWilmington Police are investigating after they say a mother punched a man in the face when he tried to break into her home through her child’s window Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Feds reduce area in Atlantic Ocean for wind farm plans off NC coast

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videoThe US Department of Interior has reduced the areas of the Atlantic Ocean where turbines can be built, dealing a potential blow to North Carolina's hopes for wind farms off the coast. Full story...
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