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Wilmington Police use closed motel for training session

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The former Whitey's El-Berta Motor Inn hosted some dramatic law enforcement training Thursday afternoon. The Wilmington Police Department's Special Enforcement Response Team and it's bomb squad practiced... Full story...
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Open casting call for One Tree Hill

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In this tight economy, folks are always looking for a way to make some extra cash. Here is a fun way: One Tree Hill is holding an open casting call for people ages 18 and up. Full story...
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Newly elected Wilmington councilmen eager to get started

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videoWilmington City Council met Wednesday night, instead of Tuesday night, because of the election. Voters also shook up the composition of the council. WWAY's Meghan Torjussen tells us the newcomers are eager to get started. Full story...
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Ashley and Knightdale fight it out in state playoffs

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videoThe state playoffs are underway for high school soccer. The Ashley Screaming Eagles hosted the Knightdale Knights Wednesday night. The action packed, high scoring thriller was filled with tons of drama. Full story...
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Two new members join City Council, focus stays on city's future

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videoRonald Sparks, Earl Sheridan, Kristi Tomey, Jim Quinn, and Margaret Haynes have two more meetings as the Wilmington City Council. Kevin O'Grady and Charlie Rivenbark will replace Quinn and Haynes come January. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum, conservation expert look to save a piece of Wilmington's history

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The Cape Fear Museum turned to an expert Wednesday to save a piece of Wilmington's past. Conservation expert Todd Jorgensen, who has worked on exhibits at the Smithsonian, is in the Port City... Full story...
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Concerned parents attend NHC School Board meeting

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The New Hanover County School Board met Tuesday night in a regular monthly session, but it was anything but a regular audience. An overflow crowd showed up just in case the school board decided to make a decision on middle school redistricting. Full story...
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Threathening phone call evacuates Wrightsville Family Practice and Urgent Care Center

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On Tuesday, someone made a threatening phone call to the Wrightsville Family Practice and Urgent Care Center. The office was evacuated, and officers went in to investigate. They found nothing suspicious. Full story...
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Wilmington Police looking for bank robber

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Wilmington Police are on the hunt for a bank robber. The robbery happened just before 11:00 Tuesday morning at the Bank of America at the corner of Independence and Oleander. Full story...
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Judges deny Thomas Wright's appeal

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Thomas Wright's 2008 conviction will stand. Tuesday, judges denied Wright's appeal of three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. Full story...
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Tampa Bay signs former Hoggard kicker Connor Barth

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Former Hoggard kicker Connor Barth is back in the NFL. Full story...
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Going Green with rain barrels and compost bins

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There is yet another way to go green right in your own backyard. The New Hanover County Soil and Water Conservation Office is holding a compost bin and rain barrel sale. Full story...
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County commissioners approve permit for cell tower on school property

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videoIt was a disappointing night for a group of New Hanover County parents and property owners. Despite some residents efforts to fight it, county commissioners approved a special use permit for a cell phone tower on Murrayville Elementary School property. Full story...
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Sea Devils take season opener in come from behind victory

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Cape Fear Community College made it all the way to the Junior College National Tournament last year. Monday night, the Sea Devils returned to the court for their season opener against Wake Tech. Full story...
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Early voting numbers higher than expected

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Tuesday is Election Day and early voting numbers suggest a better turnout than expected. Despite a slow start, New Hanover County Board of Elections Director Bonnie Williams said more people came out to vote than in the last municipal election. Full story...
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