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Pirate ship along Riverwalk set for OTH

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If you've been downtown lately, you may have wondered why there's a pirate ship along the Wilmington Riverfront. The boat is a set of for the TV show "One Tree Hill." Full story...
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Candidate profile: Ricky Meeks

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video Election Day is right around the corner, and WWAY wants you to meet the candidates for Wilmington City Council. Ricky Meeks has become a familiar name and face around town. The 42-year-old was born and raised right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Schools discuss D.C. Virgo becoming a charter

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video D.C. Virgo Middle School is closed this school year, but Tuesday night the New Hanover County School Board discussed options to reopen the school. The main option the school system is considering is opening D.C. Virgo back up as a charter school. Full story...
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Kids enjoy fright-free event at Battleship North Carolina

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It was a spooktacular good time for kids at the Battleship North Carolina Tuesday night. The event is designed to not be quite as spooky as others. From super heroes to little monsters, tiny tots dressed up in their Halloween’s best for the 3rd Annual Batty Battleship Halloween Bash. Kids could enjoy pony and camel rides, freshly popped popcorn and of course, lots of candy. Full story...
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Treasury Secretary visits Corning; pushes American Jobs Act

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video Putting America back to work. That's what President Obama hopes to accomplish with his American Jobs Act. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is a staunch supporter of that act. He was in Wilmington today to discuss the proposal and to tour a manufacturing company that could play a key role in improving our information infrastructure. Full story...
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Aquarium offers trick or treating under the sea

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If you are looking for a spooky, but safe place to take the kids trick or treating, you may want to think about going under the sea. The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is having its tenth year of trick or treating under the sea starting Wednesday evening. Full story...
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Construction of KB Ocean Front Park underway, not without hiccups

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video The project, located on Atlantic Avenue, will include public restrooms, a playground and pavilion. The new space has been many years in the making and about $4 million from the town and grants for its development. There was a hiccup in the construction of the 3,500 square foot pavilion. Full story...
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Voters get chance to meet and hear from candidates

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video Voters in Wilmington had another chance to hear from their candidates for city council and mayor Monday night. WHQR 91.3 FM held a candidates forum that let a live audience and a panel of journalist ask questions. Many of the questions revolved around jobs but voters WWAY spoke to were most interested in hearing and meeting each candidate in person. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: LaNasa blames Saffo supporters for damaging signs

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videoPolitical campaigns often inspire supporters to pull some dirty tricks in the run-up to Election Day. Among the most common is campaign signs damaged or even stolen. Many times there is no proof, but one candidate for Wilmington Mayor caught a vandal on video. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington man in Turkey during quake

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videoThe damage in Turkey from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake is hard to stomach for those who have family and friends there. A former Wilmington restaurant owner is in Turkey right now. Full story...
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