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Happening this Weekend: Theatre Now Comedy Night featuring Orlando Jones

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videoHappening this weekend Orlando Jones brings his comedy skill to Theatre Now Comedy Night in Wilmington. He will be joined by Alex Scott and local comedian Reid Clark for a night of laughs benefiting Theatre Now and their neighborhood programs. Full story...
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Wilmington to reimburse council member for going over travel budget

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Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett will be reimbursed for going over her travel budget. In a 5-2 vote Tuesday night, the council approved giving Padgett $450.10 back. She said she went over her $2,750 budget. Full story...
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New fire stations plan moving forward

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videoThe planning continues for two new fire stations in Wilmington. The Wilmington City council listened to a presentation from the Wilmington Fire Chief Buddy Martinette on station reconfiguration Tuesday night. Full story...
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$55M Wilmington transportation bond heads to November ballot

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videoIt's now up to Wilmington voters to either pass or reject a transportation bond. At Tuesday night's meeting, the Wilmington City Council unanimously agreed to move forward with the $55 million bond and put it on the November ballot. Full story...
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Ashley HS principal responds to criticism from faculty

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videoWe've told you about issues concerning teacher's satisfaction with the leadership at Ashley High School. Tonight the leader of that school is speaking out. Jackson Norvell has been principal at Ashley for a little more than a year. He says that teachers who say he is vindictive and retaliatory are not telling the truth. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Carolina Beach Boardwalk extension plan irks some property owners

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videoA project to extend the Carolina Beach Boardwalk northward has some homeowners upset. They say extending it will ruin the serenity of a home they've had in their family for more than 80 years. Full story...
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Roger Bacon's Baker Michell rationalizes why transparency with public funds doesn't apply to him

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The following was posted Monday on Baker Mitchell's website. Mitchell is the CEO of Roger Bacon Academy, which runs three local charter schools in the area and is trying to launch a fourth. WWAY has repeatedly requested salary information regarding the administrators and headmasters who run the charter schools. Full story...
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'Untitled' military feature film coming to Wilmywood

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"Yellow Footprints" (working title) is a coming of age movie that rises above the war and tells an empowering story of a female Marine who struggles at home and on the front lines in a traditionally all male Marine infantry unit. Full story...
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Rashawn Hines back in jail for attempted murder as prison sentence ends

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videoA Wilmington teen once called one of the city's worst offenders landed back in jail as he was set to be released from prison. Rashawn Hines, 19, was scheduled to released from state prison Friday, but he was booked again at the New Hanover County Jail the same day for two counts of attempted murder. Full story...
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Man arrested in hit and run accident that severed passenger's arm

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videoA Wilmington man is behind bars under a $100,000 bond after police arrested him on a warrant from Johnston County. Last month police say Brad Venticinque,31, was driving west on I-40 when he hit the median, overcorrected and hit a guard wire severing the arm of his passenger Zachary Hunter, 19, also of Wilmington. Full story...
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Ashley High School leadership under fire

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videoThe level of dissatisfaction from teachers at Ashley High School in Wilmington is growing. We told you last week about the initial, dismal, results of those teacher satisfaction surveys. Tonight we've learned about a second survey sent out in response to the initial survey and what it shows us the school seems to be concerned about the initial survey results. Full story...
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Two new cameras installed on the Wrightsville beach drawbridge

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video The installation of two new cameras is causing some traffic on the Wrightsville Beach Bridge. Full story...
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UNCW bronze seahawk stolen

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videoThe University of North Carolina Wilmington Police Department is currently investigating the theft of the bronze Seahawk statue located at the entrance of the Warwick Center on UNCW’s main campus. Full story...
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Woman riding in car shot in leg

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videoWilmington Police are looking for answers after a woman riding in the back the back seat of a car was shot in the leg Friday night. Police say Jaquelle Parker, 22, was seated behind the driver when she was hit. They say the driver was dropping off a passenger at the Market North Apartments when the car full noticed a crowd in the street watching fireworks, and pulled over to do the same. Full story...
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Police: One hurt, another charged after fight between sisters

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Wilmington Police say a fight between sisters on Saturday landed one in the hospital and the other arrested. Investigators say they were called to Cape Fear Memorial Hospital just after 1:30 a.m. Full story...
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