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'One Tree Hill' down to final five shooting days

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Another milestone counting down to the end of an era here in Hollywood East. Today marked the start of the last five days of shooting for "One Tree Hill," according to the show's co-producer. Full story...
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Hearing on 'Fatal Vision' case evidence postponed

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A hearing for the former Army surgeon convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters at Fort Bragg more than 40 years ago has been postponed until next year. Full story...
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Deputies search for Bojangles robber

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Investigators say around 10 p.m. a white man wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt. black shirt with white skulls and black pants with black face paint entered the Bojangles at 7155 Market Street. Full story...
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LaNasa calls out GOP leaders, quits party after election loss

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A day after losing to incumbent Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, Justin LaNasa is calling out another political leader. In an e-mail this afternoon thanking supporters for their help on his campaign, LaNasa said he will leave "the Republican Party due to its lack of leadership, efforts and knowledge." LaNasa encouraged his supporters to follow his lead. Full story...
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CFPUA meets for their 2011 annual report

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video With millions of dollars in bond debt the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will be forced to increase bills in the future. Wilmington residents have had issues with the utility company's billing for quite some time. Wednesday night the CFPUA had its annual meeting and invited the public to voice its complaints. Full story...
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'Blue Velvet' photo exhibit opens

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The film "Blue Velvet" was made in Wilmington 25 years ago, and it helped put the Port City on the movie map. The dark David Lynch drama was set throughout the city, and the part of lead mad man Frank Booth was perfect for Dennis Hopper. Now a cult classic, "Blue Velvet" is being honored with an exhibit of memorabilia and photographs from the production. Full story...
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Family dog killed by pit bull

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video A Wilmington family continues to grieve a week after losing their dog. The Romano family says a neighbor's pit bull forced its way into their backyard and killed their Jack Russell. The family says the dog has attacked before and now they want authorities to hold the owner responsible. Full story...
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Emergency Alert System test goes off with a hitch

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The first ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System went across the air with a major hitch Wednesday. Full story...
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D.C. Virgo to become a charter school

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video A new name, with a new curriculum. D.C. Virgo Middle School will reopen this fall as D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Charter School. Community leaders met Wednesday to put pen to paper to make it all official. Full story...
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WPD, family ask for help finding missing man

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The Wilmington Police Department is asking for help finding a man whose family has not seen or heard from him for three weeks. Full story...
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