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School starts for freshman at UNCW

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Nearly 2,000 new UNCW students took their first steps as the class of 2013. Students started the day walking from the UNCW Bell Tower to Trask Coliseum. Following the trek was the official convocation for the class of 2013.

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Arrest nabs man in alleged Chuck E. Cheese robbery

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A Wilmington man is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday for allegedly robbing Chuck E. Cheese's on Oleander Drive last week. Full story...
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Town Hall meeting held by Constitutional Patriots

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The Wilmington Chapter of Constitutional Patriots held a mock town hall meeting Saturday morning at the Northeast Library. They invited Senator Kay Hagan to attend, but the group said she is currently not attending town hall meetings. Full story...
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Hittin' the beach with trash bags

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An army of helping hands flocked to Wrightsville Beach Sunday equipped with garbage bags, and ready to give back. Full story...
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Breast cancer survivors ready to celebrate

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The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is coming to Wilmington. The American Cancer Society held a kickoff breakfast Saturday at The Balcony on Dock Street to celebrate the Port City walk. Full story...
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Class of 2013 arrives at UNCW

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videoFor the first time in UNCW history, more than 4,000 students will be living on campus. The school welcomes 1,893 freshmen this year. Ninety-two percent of them will live on campus.

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Local women's prison closes its doors

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videoA local women's prison facility will soon be a distant memory. It was expected to be cut as part of the new state budget. Come September, it's doors will close. Full story...
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Steve Rondinaro answers the urgent call for blood

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videoYou may have heard the urgent call for blood from the Red Cross this week. So did WWAY’s Steve Rondinaro and look where it landed him. Full story...
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Mock town hall meeting organized for health reform

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One local woman wants to be heard loud and clear by our Congressional representatives on the issue of health care reform. Mary Kay Mason is organizing a "mock" town hall meeting to give concerned residents an opportunity to voice their opinions. Full story...
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J. Michael's celebrates 30 years

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If you are after the best cheesesteak in town, many will point you to J. Michael's. Sunday, the authentic Philadelphia-style deli is celebrating thirty years in Wilmington. Full story...
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A challenge issued to Wilmington Police Chief

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videoThere was a rather unusual challenge issued Thursday. It happened during our Ask the Chief segment with Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous. Full story...
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The commute to work for many is getting longer and longer

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videoBetween the traffic and the headaches, the commute to and from work can sometimes feel like the longest part of the day. But more and more it is. There is a growing trend of people driving farther, just to have a job in this economy. Full story...
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Wilmington man arrested; $150,000 in stolen property recovered

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The State Department of Motor Vehicles has placed a Wilmington man under arrest. Eddie Blocker was charged with thirteen felony counts for possession of stolen goods and altering a manufacturer's serial number. Full story...
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Man robs Chuck E. Cheese

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Wilmington police are looking for a man who robbed the Chuck E. Cheese's on Oleander Drive. It happened around 12:00 Thursday afternoon. Police say the robber approached the counter when no customers were around, told the clerk he had a gun, and demanded money. Full story...
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Artwork for October's Riverfest introduced Thursday

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The official artwork of this year's Riverfest was introduced to Wilmington Thursday. Members of the Riverfest committee, along with artist Magon Dew, unveiled Dew's winning painting. Full story...
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