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Arthur threatens $9M Wrightsville Beach renourishment project

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videoThe long holiday weekend means more time in the sand, and this summer there's more sand at Wrightsville Beach thanks to an off-season dredging project. But the threat of a tropical storm or hurricane off our coast could threaten all the work. Full story...
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Environmentalists, homeowners against terminal groin that would wash away Rich Inlet

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videoThe fight is on to save rich inlet from disappearing from the north end of Figure Eight Island. Some want a terminal groin, which is a jetty-like structure. But others say that would ruin the inlet's beauty and animal habitats. Full story...
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Murder charges dropped, Wilmington man released

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videoA Wilmington man has been released from jail after first-degree murder charges against him were dropped. Wilmington Police arrested and Markee George, 26, June 24, in the shooting death of Aaron McGhee, 47, June 13. Full story...
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McCrory says no to extending current film incentive plan

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videoMcCrory says he does not have the money in the budget for a one-year extension of the current incentives. Instead he says he's pushing ahead with incentive reform. Full story...
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Rip currents big concern as Arthur approaches, passes

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videoAlong with tropical storms comes a higher rip current risk. Higher winds increase wave frequency creating stronger currents, which make the ocean dangerous for swimmers. Full story...
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Coast Guard warns boaters to stay off water

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videoThe Fourth of July weekend is popular among boaters. But this year, the Coast Guard is urging mariners to stay off the water. As Tropical Storm Arthur approaches North Carolina, the Coast Guard says it is making preparations with FEMA, government officials, and the National Weather Service. Full story...
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McCrory warns against 'stupid hats' again as Arthur approaches NC

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videoWith beaches packed for the 4th of July holiday, Gov. Pat McCrory says he is concerned residents and visitors may underestimate Arthur's impact and advises an abundance of caution; echoing a warning he issued during last winter's ice storms. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Plan for Wilmington mosque faces opposition from neighbors

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video An office building in Wilmington might be turned into a new mosque, but the idea has some neighbors concerned. The Islamic community is growing in Wilmington and now looking for more space. They found an empty office building on Rankin Street, but rezoning is not the only obstacle they have run into. Full story...
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4-year-old hoops phenom from Wilmington outplays age, size

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videoIn 11 more years Josiah Brown will likely be playing high school basketball in Wilmington. That sounds like an extremely long wait, but it makes sense due to Josiah's age. This Wilmington phenom hasn't even reached kindergarten yet. Full story...
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Pedestrian hit by vehicle while crossing Market

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New Hanover County dispatch has confirmed a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Tuesday night. Full story...
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Some Teachers Unhappy With Ashley High School

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videoAs a student at Ashley High School, Eason Saffo has concerns. “I don't think they're being treated fairly by the administration,” Saffo said. They are teachers and he took his concerns to the school board Tuesday. Full story...
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'Tammy' premieres early in Wilmington

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videoThe movie "Tammy" opens nationwide Wednesday. But, in Wilmington, it opened Tuesday. It was a special night for Hollywood East. Fans of the stars Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon flocked to Regal Cinemas at Mayfaire for a special early screening of the movie "Tammy." Full story...
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Residents against wood pellet export

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videoWilmington residents gathered Downtown to speak out against a wood pellet export facility in Wilmington. Full story...
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Guests left without water at the Hilton

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videoThe Hilton Wilmington Riverside is experiencing some big problems right as the holiday weekend is about to get underway. Full story...
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