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Downtown Wilmington to test out taxi stands

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Starting Friday night, taxis are going to have to get in line for their passengers. This weekend is the first test for a taxi stand in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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It's takeoff for the Cape Fear Fair & Expo

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The airport is officially the “fair port”. The Cape Fear Fair and Expo is officially open for business. Fun-lovers from all across the area are flocking to the fair grounds...

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Law suit hopes to save sea turtles from gill nets

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A potential law suit is in place in hopes of saving sea turtles. The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail Beach has filed a 60-day letter of intent to sue the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Full story...
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NC and SC canine units take part in fall trials

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Police departments from North and South Carolina are meeting in Carolina Beach for the canine unit fall trails. Full story...
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Prokop pleads guilty to indecent liberties

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Before the jury had a chance to deliberate, former New Hanover County K-9 officer Thomas Prokop pleaded guilty Thursday to taking indecent liberties with a four-year-old girl. Full story...
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Britt Motorsports owner facing felony charges

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After a ten month investigation by the DMV, the owner of a well known Wilmington business faces several felony charges. Full story...
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Former Laney High teacher cuts deal with prosecutors

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A band teacher who admitted to having sex with a student will not serve a day in jail, will not have to register as a sex offender, but will never teach again. Full story...
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Days dwindle before voters head to polls

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videoThe convention center, annexation, the Cape Fear Skyway Project are all issues important to voters in the Port City, and all issues the candidates for Wilmington mayor have strong opinions on. Full story...
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Local business world speeds up sales pitch

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videoSpeed dating has been around for a while. If anything, it cuts to the chase. The UNC-Wilmington Entrepreneurship Center took the elements of speed dating into the business world Wednesday night. Full story...
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NHC detectives looking for suspect in counterfeit investigation

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New Hanover County detectives are asking for your help identifying a suspect involved in an ongoing counterfeit investigation. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Fire prepares with real-life training exercise

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There was a real-life training exercise in Wrightsville Beach Wednesday night. The Wrightsville Beach Fire Department simulated a hydrogen peroxide spill from a tanker on North Lumina Avenue. Full story...
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Investigators looking for killer in Creekwood murder

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videoDetectives are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man, whose body was found in the woods behind the Creekwood community in Wilmington. This is the second homicide in the city this year. Full story...
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Seahawks hope job industry soars

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videoSeahawk job seekers were on the prowl Wednesday. UNCW hosted an internship and job fair to help graduating students and alumni secure jobs in the local community. Full story...
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Prokop in court Wednesday

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A former New Hanover County K-9 officer was in court Wednesday facing allegations of molestation. Thomas Prokop was fired in 2008, after he was charged with first-degree sex offense and indecent liberties with a minor. Full story...
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Fun and food, it is all at the fair

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Crews were busy setting up the Cape Fear Fair and Expo Wednesday. The fair opens Thursday afternoon at Wilmington International Airport. Full story...
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