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LaNasa calls out GOP leaders, quits party after election loss

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A day after losing to incumbent Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, Justin LaNasa is calling out another political leader. In an e-mail this afternoon thanking supporters for their help on his campaign, LaNasa said he will leave "the Republican Party due to its lack of leadership, efforts and knowledge." LaNasa encouraged his supporters to follow his lead. Full story...
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CFPUA meets for their 2011 annual report

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video With millions of dollars in bond debt the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will be forced to increase bills in the future. Wilmington residents have had issues with the utility company's billing for quite some time. Wednesday night the CFPUA had its annual meeting and invited the public to voice its complaints. Full story...
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'Blue Velvet' photo exhibit opens

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The film "Blue Velvet" was made in Wilmington 25 years ago, and it helped put the Port City on the movie map. The dark David Lynch drama was set throughout the city, and the part of lead mad man Frank Booth was perfect for Dennis Hopper. Now a cult classic, "Blue Velvet" is being honored with an exhibit of memorabilia and photographs from the production. Full story...
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Family dog killed by pit bull

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video A Wilmington family continues to grieve a week after losing their dog. The Romano family says a neighbor's pit bull forced its way into their backyard and killed their Jack Russell. The family says the dog has attacked before and now they want authorities to hold the owner responsible. Full story...
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Emergency Alert System test goes off with a hitch

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The first ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System went across the air with a major hitch Wednesday. Full story...
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D.C. Virgo to become a charter school

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video A new name, with a new curriculum. D.C. Virgo Middle School will reopen this fall as D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Charter School. Community leaders met Wednesday to put pen to paper to make it all official. Full story...
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WPD, family ask for help finding missing man

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The Wilmington Police Department is asking for help finding a man whose family has not seen or heard from him for three weeks. Full story...
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Business leaders discuss film industry's impact on Wilmington area

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video Show business was the topic of conversation this morning with business leaders in Wilmington. Experts say incentives are essential to drawing productions here, but they are not the only thing that play a role in getting more movies and TV shows to Hollywood East. Full story...
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CFCC earns first win of the season

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video The Cape Fear Community College Sea Devils played in the national junior college basketball tournament last season. Some of those players are long gone though as a new season tips off. The Sea Devils picked up their first win of the 2011-2012 season on Tuesday night. Cape Fear beat Wake Tech by four. Full story...
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Two new faces elected to Wilmington City Council; Sparks left out

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video After all the votes were counted Tuesday night two new faces came out as winners for Wilmington City Council. Businessman Neil Anderson and retiree Margaret Haynes are the two non-incumbent candidates that will fill two of three open seats; incumbent Laura Padgett was re-elected. Full story...
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