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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Lawmakers voted on amendment to "end" marriage in NC

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A gay marriage amendment for North Carolina's Constitution has made headlines this week, but you may not have heard about a failed amendment to that amendment that would have ended marriage licenses in the Tar Heel State. Full story...
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Update: Man dead after Creekwood shooting; ambulance carrying 2nd victim involved in crash

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Wilmington Police say one man is dead and another hurt after a shooting in the Creekwood community Wednesday night. The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday at 1005 North 30th Street. Full story...
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National power Tennessee added to UNCW swimming & diving schedule

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The Tennessee Volunteers have been added to the UNCW swimming & diving schedule. In fact the Volunteers will be coming to the Port City later this month. Full story...
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Wilmington site added to EPA's Superfund list

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A New Hanover County business's property is among six new hazardous sites in the southeast added to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund site. Full story...
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Local insurance agent arrested on alleged embezzlement charges

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A local insurance agent has been arrested and charged with embezzlement. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says Earl E. Gay, 58, of Leland is charged with 14 counts of embezzlement by an insurance agent. Full story...
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NC House Speaker holds town hall meeting in Wilmington

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North Carolina House Speaker Rep. Thom Tillis is in the Port City today. He'll cap it off with a town hall meeting this evening. Full story...
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Wilmington's gay and church communities respond to possible new amendment

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video North Carolina is one of the last states in the Southeast without a constitutional amendment making it clear that marriage is only legal between a woman and a man. That all might change come May after the North Carolina General Assembly recently agreed to put an amendment banning gay marriage on next year's ballot. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: State fines Progress Energy for death at Wilmington plant

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The North Carolina Department of Labor has fined Progress Energy after a death at the company's L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant in Wilmington. Cory Rogers, 24, died March 15 after hydrogen gas exploded during maintenance. READ THE CITATIONS INSIDE Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Free ride leads to carjacking

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A weekend carjacking landed a suspect in jail and an alleged victim in the hospital. One of the victims says the situation could have been much worse. Full story...
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Legends tennis returns to Landfall this weekend

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video After a nine year absence the Landfall Legends tennis event is returning to the Country of Landfall. Former US Open champion Tracy Austin headlines the list of pros that will play in Wilmington this weekend. Full story...
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