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Two Wilmington men involved in heroin bust

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Two Wilmington men are charged with trafficking heroin. Deputies arrested 22-year-old Jamar Keshawn Parker, and 32-year-old Kevin Robinson Monday. Full story...
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Wilmington turns green Wednesday, locals win awards

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Folks in Wilmington were seeing "green" Wednesday night. The Green Living Expo, sponsored by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and WWAY, featured more than 40 vendors. Each of them exhibited ways for folks to be a little more eco-friendly. Full story...
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Vets remember their not-so cherished meals

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videoMemories of the war live on in the men and women who served their country. Wednesday morning, some of them gathered to share memories and a favorite wartime breakfast with an off-color name. Full story...
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Mayor Saffo claims October 21 Disability Employment Awareness Day

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Several disabled workers were acknowledged in a ceremony at Wilmington City Hall Wednesday afternoon. Their employers were also recognized for their role in helping the disabled. Full story...
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Marching band showcase - Smashing Hit

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videoAshley, Hoggard, Laney and New Hanover all performed on the same field Tuesday night. It was the 13th Annual New Hanover County Marching Band Showcase. Full story...
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The Titan Cement timeline

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videoThe whole process began with a plan to reopen the Old Roanoke Cement Plant that has sat deserted on the banks of the Cape Fear River for about twenty years. WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo picks up the story from there. Full story...
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Wilmington hosts climate conference

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The National Weather Service of Wilmington is hosting the Regional Climate Conference. It features more than two dozen presentations over two days. Most of the talks focus around the future of the climate here in North Carolina. Full story...
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Parents, students push to stay in schools close to home

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New Hanover County will have a new middle school next year; Holly Shelter Middle School. But it requires shifting students around. The second of three public forums on redistricting took place Monday night at Noble Middle School. Full story...
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Air draft permits up for discussion at two Titan Cement forums Tuesday night

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The next step in the Titan Cement saga takes place Tuesday. Carolina Cement, a Titan subsidiary, hopes to open a cement plant in Castle Hayne... Full story...
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Wave Transit eyes trolley system for Port City

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A new proposal may have the Port City looking more like the San Francisco Bay area. County commissioners heard a Wave Transit proposal that would bring a trolley system to Wilmington in the next few years. Full story...
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Tigers mourn loss of Coach Murphy just before title game

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This week was supposed to be a week of celebration for the Wilmington Tigers semi-pro football team, however the Tigers are mourning the unexpected loss of their head coach, William Murphy. Full story...
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Ladies only in this year's Landfall Tradition

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For seven years, the Landfall Tradition Golf Tournament has given UNCW's golf teams a home course advantage early in the season. But the eighth addition is just for the ladies. Full story...
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Alderman Elementary students install rain garden

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Alderman Elementary third graders stepped outside the classroom Monday morning to learn about the environment. Volunteers from Wal-Mart and the PTA gave students... Full story...
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If you shuck it - Don't chuck it

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videoOysters are a popular treat from the sea, but after we shuck, many of us are disposing of our shells the wrong way. A state program is focusing an effort to recycle those shells to better the environment. Full story...
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Walkers make big strides for breast cancer

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Hundreds of people pounded the pavement in downtown Wilmington Saturday to fight breast cancer. The annual Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk/Run is a major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Full story...
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