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Local preacher dies Sunday during sermon

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Jessie F. Graham, perhaps the longest-serving member of the Columbus County Board of Elections, died Sunday. He was 78. Graham, a longtime minister at Myrtle Grove First born Church of the Living God in New Hanover county, collapsed in the pulpit. Full story...
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Crews almost done with Irene debris pick-up

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Contract crews in New Hanover County have picked up nearly 25,000 cubic yards of debris from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Blue Knights host golf benefit for charities

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The Blue Knights, a non-profit fraternal organization of active and retired law enforcement men & women who enjoy riding motorcycles, will host its 7th annual golf benefit on Thursday, October 6. Full story...
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Special Olympics shoots and scores

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video Although the Wilmington Hammerheads season is over there is still soccer going on around Legion Stadium. Athletes with special needs gathered Saturday enjoying team comrodery, friendship and even a little soccer. Full story...
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Sexual and gender violence protest heels its way through Wilmington

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Hundreds of men, women and children took a stroll through downtown Wilmington in heels Saturday for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Full story...
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Public hearings to be held this week on Titan's draft air permit

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video The N.C. Division of Air Quality issued a draft air permit to Titan last month. Now they’re looking to the public to help them decide whether to alter it or deny Titan the permit altogether. Three public hearings will be held this week to discuss the permit, which would regulate how much pollutants Titan will be allowed to emit. Full story...
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Arrest made in May murder outside club

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More than four months after a man was shot to death outside a Wilmington club, police have made an arrest for the crime. Garry Orlando Hines, 18, is charged with the first degree murder of Cornelius Tremayne Blanks, 20, of Burgaw. Full story...
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5th Quarter: Week #6 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number six of the high school football schedule is complete other than a few postponements. Hoggard remains undefeated. New Hanover improves to 4-1. North Brunswick is no longer undefeated. Click full story for all of Friday's scores. Full story...
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Adoption group gets new meeting room through donation

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video It was a night of transformation for Children at Heart Adoption Services. "We moved into this office in April then we were given a huge gift in June when we connected with Paysage and they donated all of this beautiful furniture for our birth mothers support group space," Assistant Director for Children at Heart, Erica Willock, said. Full story...
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Unemployment climbs again in Wilmington area

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After a small drop in July, unemployment is up again in the Wilmington metro area. The region's unemployment rate climbed to 10.5 percent in August. That's up from 10.2 percent in July after a drop from 10.4 percent in June. The Employment Security Commission says 18,744 are unemployed in our area. Full story...
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