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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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UNCW grad pay lags behind other major NC schools

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UNC Wilmington lags behind some top-tier institutions in the state in terms of the earning potential of its graduates, but still ranks in the top 25, according to a survey published this month by PayScale.com. Full story...
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Pooches in Pink support Breast Cancer Awareness

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Even man's best friend is doing their part in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pooches in Pink at Paw Beach Pet Resort in Wilmington features an opportunity to have your dog's tail or ears dyed pink. Full story...
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Casting call for One Tree Hill Tuesday

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Fincannon and Associates is hiring background actors ages 10 and up for work on One Tree Hill. All applicants must be able to work this Wednesday, October 26th. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Treasury Secretary Geithner coming to Wilmington

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US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will tour a Wilmington business tomorrow as he helps tout President Obama's jobs plan. The secretary will visit Corning's fiber optics manufacturing facility. Full story...
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Wilmington woman charged with insurance fraud after faking toilet overflow

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Stephanie Jean Holanek, 40, of 118 Trombay Drive, Wilmington; she is charged with four counts of insurance fraud, three counts of obtaining property by false pretense, and one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense. Full story...
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WHQR hosts live candidate forum tonight

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WHQR 91.3fm, along with the StarNews and WWAY will host live candidate forums tonight from 7-9 PM. The first hour of the show will be dedicated to the candidates running for Wilmington City Council. The second hour will focus on Wilmington's two mayoral candidates. Full story...
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