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UNCW back to normal after lockdown overnight

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Things were back to normal at UNC Wilmington today hours after police searched for an armed robbery suspect on campus prompting a lockdown. It all started when a man reportedly robbed two women at gunpoint in the parking lot of the Hardee's on South College Road. They say he headed toward the woods on campus, which led campus police to an issue a campuswide alert. Full story...
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Big Talker FM, other Sea-Comm stations, sold to Davis Media

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The buyer for five SEA-COMM MEDIA stations in Wilmington is DAVIS MEDIA, LLC. The deal, widely reported last week with no specific buyer named, has yet to be filed with the FCC and no price was disclosed. Full story...
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Progress Energy raising rates

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Following two years of price reductions, Progress Energy Carolinas customers in North Carolina will pay slightly more for electricity beginning Dec. 1, reflecting increases in the cost of power plant fuel and energy-efficiency programs. Full story...
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Global Nuclear Fuel won't contest NRC fine

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Federal regulators wants to fine a Wilmington-based Global Nuclear Fuel. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a $17,500 civil penalty against Global Nuclear Fuel–Americas LLC for violations of NRC requirements related to a March incident at the fuel manufacturing facility. Full story...
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Smartphones key in smart shopping this Christmas

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video We're still a couple weeks from Thanksgiving, but the holiday shopping season is underway. If you're looking for help, forget the computer. Just pull out your Smartphone. More shoppers are turning to their phones to find the best deals, coupons and gift ideas, and retailers are catching on. Full story...
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Occupy Wilmington issues first news release

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The General Assembly of Occupy Wilmington NC, with a current member total of over 1,000 residents in Wilmington and surrounding areas, has voted to file 501c3 and pursue nonprofit status as the first step in a long term program for financial and economic change that must start on a local level. Full story...
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UPDATE: Students to report to class as usual, after search for gunman locks down UNCW

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Classes are going on as scheduled at UNC Wilmington after the campus was locked down overnight. The security measure was put in place around midnight after a man reportedly robbed at least one person in the parking lot of a Hardee's on South College Road and then ran off through campus. Full story...
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Wilmington council considers $1.2M for bonuses, employee party

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video If council approves the $1.2 million, the majority of city employees will get $1,000 come December. The city also plans to use up to $7,000 of the money for an employee appreciation party. Full story...
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Sharks release 2012 baseball schedule

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The Wilmington Sharks 2012 summer league baseball schedule is out. The Sharks also want to spread the word about the their Toys for Tots program. The team is teaming up with the US Marine Corps in their annual toy drive. Full story...
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Ashley baseball players sign to play in college

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College baseball teams began signing recruits Wednesday. Today at Ashley High School, two Eagles signed to play at the next level. Chance Shepard and Christian Wolfe will both play Division I baseball. Full story...
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