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Candidate Fuller offering $1,000 reward for info on sign thief

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"Yesterday, about fifty of my political yard signs were stolen near the Landfall main gate and near Autumn Hall. Also, many other candidates' signs -- Padgett, Saffo, Anderson, etc. -- also vanished overnight in this area. At 4:30am today I went to check on my signs, and I noticed this theft. I have replaced many of them." Full story...
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Kite festival flies to new heights in Wrightsville Beach

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It was a little too chilly to lay out on the beach this weekend, but it was perfect weather to enjoy a good kite festival. The massive, colorful kites painted the sky, while folks bundled up to enjoy the show. Full story...
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Curling Club sweeps into Port City

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video The Coastal Carolina Curling Club was formed a few months ago, after many in the area wanted to try out the increasingly popular sport. A majority of those in the club joined as beginners, many intrigued by the sport that first made its way into the Olympic limelight in 1998. Full story...
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Hoggard volleyball team falls in state finals

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Charlotte Providence won its fifth North Carolina High School Athletic Association volleyball championship in convincing fashion on Saturday as the Panthers rolled to a straight-set victory over Wilmington Hoggard in the 4-A final at Reynolds Coliseum. Full story...
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Polka and pierogies draw thousands to Polish Festival

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Pastor Ryszard Kolodziej says the people of Poland are friendly and family-oriented, which are also characteristics of the festival. Full story...
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Extra! Extra! Casting call wants them all

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While One Tree Hill is exiting stage right, Iron Man 3 is preparing to set up shop in Wilmington. A production of superhero size needs a lot of extras, and Premier Casting is fattening up its database of extras to be ready for upcoming films. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Local leaders look to state to expand rail service

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video Everyone is looking for more jobs and business to get our economy back on track. Transportation planners say one solution could be restoring a 27-mile stretch of railroad between Castle Hayne and Wallace. Full story...
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After efforts to clean up neighborhood failed, Wilmington woman decides to move on

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video Back in March, a Wilmington resident was on a mission to clean up her neighborhood. Often times, Lola James was left alone to clean up everything from broken glass to paper bags. But today, she says the trash problem has gotten worse and she is fed up with the filth. Full story...
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Hundreds try for spot in final 'One Tree Hill'

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Fans and eager actors lined up today to part of the end of an era in Hollywood East. Fincannon & Associates says more than 600 people turned out for a casting call for the series finale of "One Tree Hill." Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Hoggard star arrested again

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A former high school football star is in trouble with the law once again. Records show Wilimington Police booked Shawn Sidbury into the New Hanover County Jail yesterday. He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and first degree burglary. Full story...
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