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Local artists need interesting material for sculpture

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A group of local artists is gathering an unusual material to build an art installation in downtown Wilmington. They are looking for canned food donations. The artists will use the cans to build a fort-like structure... Full story...
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Wilmington kids need help "making it"

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A Wilmington mentoring program needs your help. "Kids Making It" teaches kids business and life skills, through woodworking, and art. They sell their creations at a downtown shop. The non- profit program is funded by grants, and donations. Full story...
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City still working out details for downtown taxi stand

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After complaints about the first trial run, taxi companies called this past weekend's taxi stand experiment a success.

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Sweet staches for charity

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Today's snapshot was sent to us by David Hardin and the Cape Fear Community College's Sea Devil Stache Society. David is among a group at CFCC growing their best facial hair out for the "Mustaches for Kids" charity. You can vote on your favorite ‘stache from this group at Java Dog in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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ABC salaries the topic of discussion at heated County Commission meeting

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videoThere was a heated New Hanover County Commission meeting Monday night. Commissioners questioned the ABC Board about six figure salaries that have raised some eyebrows.

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Two awarded for outstanding achievement at Commission meeting

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At Monday night's New Hanover County Commission meeting, two Wilmington residents received honors for outstanding achievements. Full story...
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County Commissioners honor Kim Munley

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Monday night, the county commission honored hometown hero Kim Munley. The Carolina Beach native helped take down the Fort Hood gunman last month. Full story...
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New V.A. facility to be centrally located at ILM

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videoVeterans Affairs officials are moving forward with plans for a new VA outpatient clinic in Wilmington. Full story...
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Update in the case against former middle school teacher Jessica Wishnask

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There is an update on the case against former Williston Middle School teacher Jessica Wishnask. Wishnask was arrested in May, after police said they found her in a parked car Full story...
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Car-breakins on the rise in New Hanover County

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An increase in car break-ins has the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office warning drivers. Over the weekend, nine car break-ins were reported in New Hanover County alone. Full story...
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Santa leads Toys for Tots ride

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Usually Santa's preferred mode of transportation is by sleigh, but Sunday afternoon it was a Harley. The man in red led the way for more than one thousand bikers... Full story...
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Tubas take over Independence Mall

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‘Tis the season Tuba jolly! Dozens of tubas and baritones invaded Independence Mall Saturday for the Sixth Annual Tuba Christmas Concert in Wilmington. Full story...
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Sound of the bell heard at Wilmington's Polar Express

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Several local children were treated to a Christmas fantasy this weekend at the Wilmington Railroad Museum. The Polar Express paid a special visit to the Port City... Full story...
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New Hanover Wildcats fall short in 4-A eastern football title game

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videoNew Hanover's dream season is over. Harnett Central beat New Hanover 17-7 Saturday afternoon in the eastern 4-A state title game. Spread the word that the Coach's Corner is the place to be for extensive coverage of this state playoff contest. That's 11:30 Sunday morning. Full story...
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Community gardens blooming locally

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Community gardens are sprouting all over southeastern North Carolina; one is blooming in Wilmington. A group of volunteers gathered Friday morning to work on an addition... Full story...
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