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Sparks asks council to reconsider sign rules

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video Discussions on a controversial downtown Wilmington sign ordinance are far from over. Tomorrow City Council will talk about possibly suspending enforcement of the law. Full story...
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Library friends offer deals on used books

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Bookworms of all ages can find a good deal the next few days. The Friends of the New Hanover County Public Library are hosting their fall book sale at the at the Northeast Library near Landfall. Full story...
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Habitat welcomes families into new neighborhood

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video They say home is where the heart is. Today, 32 families in Wilmington have new homes thanks to Habitat for Humanity. Full story...
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Duke-Progress to hurry solutions on competition

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Executives of Duke Energy and Progress Energy say they'll need only about two weeks to address federal regulators' concerns that their merger will too heavily concentrate the Carolinas electric power market. Full story...
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Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington

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video Fifty years ago Sunday, the Battleship North Carolina finished its long journey from New Jersey to Wilmington. It took great vision, lots of cash and some careful navigation to get "The Showboat" into the slip where she lives now. We celebrate the Battleship's history as a protector of democracy during World War II and then as one of the state's greatest tourist attractions in the WWAY NewsChannel 3 special Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington. Full story...
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Brett Blizzard scores 15 in Italian season debut

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Brett Blizzard not only started the game, but he started the season off on the right foot on Sunday in Italy. His Bologna team won their regular season opener 96-83. Full story...
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Battleship celebrates 50 years of calling Wilmington home

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video Today was a very special day for folks in Wilmington and all over the state. Fifty years ago, on October 2, 1961, the Battleship North Carolina made its way up the Cape Fear River to its new home in the Port City. Folks of all ages came out to the Battleship to celebrate, paying the same admission price visitors paid half a century ago. Full story...
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Life Chain holds anti-abortion rallies across Port City

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On Sunday afternoon, Wilmington joined more than 1,400 cities as a site for an pro-life rally. The event is called Life Chain, and it's in its 21st year. Life Chain is one of the nation's largest pro-life rallies. People who participated say it's a way to communicate their opposition to abortion. Full story...
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Surfers prove paralysis won't keep them from the waves

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Under the sun and in the waves on Wrightsville Beach, individuals living with paralysis proved that “Life Rolls On” even after spinal cord injuries. Full story...
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5th Quarter: Week #7 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number seven of the high school football season is not complete yet due to a handful of games that were suspended due to lightning. One area game didn't get started. One will conclude on Saturday. Several will wrap up on Monday. Full story...
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