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Verizon employees bring cheer to domestic violence shelter

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Verizon Wireless employees called in some holiday cheer for families from the domestic violence shelter. Thirteen hundred employees from the Verizon Call Center adopted... Full story...
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Baby injured in Thursday accident, man dies from Wednesday accident

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It has been a bad couple of days for traffic incidents in the city of Wilmington. An 18-month-old was taken to Chapel Hill, for injuries suffered in a crash Thursday morning at the corner of Third and Meares streets. Full story...
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Island of Lights Tour of Homes back at Pleasure Island

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The Island of Lights has become a holiday tradition on Pleasure Island. But last year, part of that tradition was missing. The Tour of Homes is back this year though. Full story...
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Cape Fear Community College looks to help job-seekers

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Cape Fear Community College is setting out to put job-seekers on the fast track toward employment in the New Year. CFCC's Jobs Now program will offer short-term, low-cost classes... Full story...
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Power restored at Wilmington schools

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D.C. Virgo Middle School and Snipes Academy without power after a tree limb fell on a nearby power line. Full story...
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Man in critical condition after being struck by 18-wheeler while riding his ATV

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An ATV driver was hit at intersection of Shipyard and Carolina Beach Road shortly after 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morning by an 18-wheeler truck. Full story...
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Inman sentenced to twenty years

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The man shot by Wilmington police as they raided his gambling operation has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Full story...
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Sleigh ride brings students to Wilmington

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videoThirty-two children from Georgia took a sleigh ride with Santa today from Atlanta to Wilmington thanks to Atlantic southeast Airlines. Call it a direct flight to the Children's Museum of Wilmington. Full story...
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How many taxis are enough?

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videoAre there enough taxis in the city of Wilmington? The city issues 155 taxi permits to cab companies throughout the Port City, and those are the only cabs that can pick up passengers in the Wilmington city limits. Taxi drivers say the system isn't fair. Full story...
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Local artists need interesting material for sculpture

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A group of local artists is gathering an unusual material to build an art installation in downtown Wilmington. They are looking for canned food donations. The artists will use the cans to build a fort-like structure... Full story...
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Wilmington kids need help "making it"

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A Wilmington mentoring program needs your help. "Kids Making It" teaches kids business and life skills, through woodworking, and art. They sell their creations at a downtown shop. The non- profit program is funded by grants, and donations. Full story...
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City still working out details for downtown taxi stand

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After complaints about the first trial run, taxi companies called this past weekend's taxi stand experiment a success.

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Sweet staches for charity

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Today's snapshot was sent to us by David Hardin and the Cape Fear Community College's Sea Devil Stache Society. David is among a group at CFCC growing their best facial hair out for the "Mustaches for Kids" charity. You can vote on your favorite ‘stache from this group at Java Dog in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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ABC salaries the topic of discussion at heated County Commission meeting

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videoThere was a heated New Hanover County Commission meeting Monday night. Commissioners questioned the ABC Board about six figure salaries that have raised some eyebrows.

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Two awarded for outstanding achievement at Commission meeting

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At Monday night's New Hanover County Commission meeting, two Wilmington residents received honors for outstanding achievements. Full story...
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