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Jordan's 9-bedroom home with full basketball court for sale for $29M

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Michael Jordan's longtime personal residence in suburban Chicago is for sale for $29 million. That includes nine bedrooms, 15 baths and five fireplaces. There's also a three-bedroom guesthouse, pool area, outdoor tennis court and three climate-controlled multi-car garages. Full story...
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Thompson changes course, will run for re-election

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Jason Thompson is not done running for office after all. The first-term New Hanover County Commissioner changed his mind this morning and announced he will run for re-election despite saying earlier that he would not run. Full story...
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Leap Day babies celebrate their special day

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video It only comes around once every four years, and this year is one of the lucky ones. It’s Leap Year. Those born on Leap Day had a one-in-1,461 chance of being born on February 29. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Jazz musicians impact Wilmington, world

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videoWilmington is full of arts, culture and music. Several internationally renowned jazz musicians were born and raised right here in the Port City. Full story...
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Solid debut for Wilmington based race team

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A Wilmington based race team started the national SCCA season with a sensational start over the weekend in Georgia. It could be just the tip of the iceberg. Full story...
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WPD continues to search for missing blind man

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Wilmington Police investigators once again are issuing an appeal to the public for information about Melvin Jerome Bennett, age 60. Mr. Bennett, who is legally blind, has been missing for the past two weeks. Full story...
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Still no answers as 'booms' rock Cape Fear coast

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video The booms are back. Around 10 a.m. Tuesday, reports came spilling in from around the Cape Fear of loud noises and shaking. For years, the mysterious booms have confused residents who not only want to know what's happening but why. Full story...
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UNCW Entrepreneur Center making changes to help community

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video From helping university grads become entrepreneurs to serving business owners in southeastern North Carolina, the UNCW Entrepreneurship Center continues to grow. Full story...
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UNCW chancellor responds to student criticism of tuition hike

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The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted earlier this month to raise tuition next year by more than nine percent. UNCW students have voiced their displeasure, and now Chancellor Gary Miller is responding. Full story...
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Perdue says she'll order delay on NC "ferry tax"

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says she has the power to stop unpopular increases on ferry tolls at the coast with an executive order. Full story...
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