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Diligence returns home after spending holidays at sea

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is back home. After a 45-day deployment, the Diligence docked back in Wilmington this morning. Full story...
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Man stabbed in downtown Wilmington

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Wilmington Police say a man has been stabbed downtown. Officers say it happened early this morning at Dock and Water streets after a robbery gone wrong. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family says Progress Energy work led to $10,000 worth of damage, bills

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video A Wrightsville Beach couple says Progress Energy owes them thousands of dollars after a project to put in new lines went wrong. The couple claims the drilling hit a water line, and they were forced to pay to have it fixed. A waterline leak and thousands of dollars later, Brooke and Jeff Richardson want Progress Energy to own up to its mistake. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger still struggling with removal from boards

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is still having a hard time getting over the fact that he was not reappointed to various community boards this year. Full story...
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D.A.R.E. comes to Wilmington for state conference

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Dozens of officers and D.A.R.E. representatives are in Wilmington this week for a statewide conference. Full story...
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Victim's daughter speaks out after cold case murder arrest

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video A man accused in a New Bern cold case murder and rape has a criminal history that spans decades, and includes four charges of first degree rape in New Bern. Full story...
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Public meeting on downtown window signs Thursday

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You are invited to attend a public meeting to provide input and review the results of the recent online survey regarding windown signs downtown. The meeting will be held Thursday, January 19, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in City Hall. Full story...
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Wilmington finance company manager accused of insurance fraud

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Gregory Steven Gurney, 49, of 5418 ½ Park Ave., Wilmington. He is charged with six counts each of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and corporate malfeasance. He is charged with three counts of altering or forging certificates of title or applications, and one count each of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and transferring a stolen motor vehicle. Full story...
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Record year for films in NC

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Bringing red-carpet stars Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes and Jennifer Lawrence, studios chasing tax incentives increased their spending in North Carolina nearly threefold — from $75 million in 2010 to $220 million in 2011. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue's sales tax increase is not popular

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video Gov. Bev Perdue says she is eying an increase in the state sales tax to help pay for education. "I am suggesting today, and I am going to fight for today, for our children's future by doing a fraction of a penny for progress for schools and for children to invest in public schools, universities and colleges," Perdue said Tuesday. Full story...
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