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Tree of Life honors DWI victims, law enforcement tonight at Battleship

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video Drunk drivers continue to take innocent lives. That's why the Tree of Life and Candlelight Vigil is held annually. It's a moment to remember the victims and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers. Full story...
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Robert Downey Jr. praises 'Iron Man 3' script

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Robert Downey Jr. believes the script for 'Iron Man 3' will make "a phenomenal theater-going experience." Full story...
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Overturned pick-up on bridge slows morning commute

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Wondering why you or a coworker was late to work this morning? Blame an accident on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Full story...
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Busload of Santa's little helpers make big donation to Toys for Tots

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A bunch of elves visited the WWAY NewsChannel 3 studios today, and they didn't come empty handed. Childcare Network stopped by with a busload of Santa's little helpers. Each child brought in a toy to drop off for Toys for Tots. Full story...
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Teen arrested after clerk turns tables during robbery attempt

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video For the second time in a month a Wilmington store clerk has turned the tables on a would-be robber. The owner of the store says the man who allegedly tried to rob the store is "lucky to be alive." Full story...
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Necropsy done on whale washed up on Carolina Beach

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video Crowds lined Carolna Beach today to catch a glimpse of a 15-foot whale that washed up last night. Now scientists are trying to figure out what happened to it. Full story...
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Heiress to former Airlie owner leaves gift to gardens

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Just in time for Christmas, Airlie Gardens has received a gift from the estate of a woman who's family once owned Airlie. Full story...
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Crews put out housefire at 5th & Meares in Wilmington

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The Wilmington Fire Department says it took about half an hour to bring the fire at 1019 S. 5th Street under control. Firefighters got the call just before 8 a.m. Full story...
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Four set for UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame

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Women's athletics pioneer Sheila Boles, men's golf standout Derek Brown, gifted sprinter Xavier Chisholm and longtime benefactor David Jones will be honored during the ninth induction of the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame on campus in early February Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Nursing home running without water

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video We discovered a nursing home with no running water when a concerned family member called us and told us about problems at a facility in New Hanover County. Full story...
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