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FIRST ON 3: NCAA bans Ashley & Hoggard from playing basketball at Duke

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Hoggard and Ashley were both scheduled to play at Cameron Indoor Stadium later this month in a showcase high school basketball event in Durham. The NCAA has stepped in, though. The NCAA has declared the "Clash at Cameron" to be a non-scholastic event. Full story...
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WARM tries to keep the heat on during cold of winter

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video With winter weather already here, many of us are turning up the heat at home. But some folks have broken or faulty heaters and cannot afford to get them fixed. That's where the Wilmington non-profit group WARM comes in. Full story...
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Judge rules cities can't fight anti-annexation

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The process by which landowners can block a few North Carolina towns and cities, including Wilmington, from scooping up their land can continue while municipalities and their citizens challenge new laws that overhaul the state's involuntary annexation rules. Full story...
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UPDATE: Eastwood Road back open after gas leak

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video WFD crews are on the scene of a natural gas line rupture at this time. The line is a 6" line and the leak is significant. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Boy kidnapped during Ogden break-in

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video Every family fears having their home broken into, but one Wilmington family went though something worse. Their 10-year-old son walked into the house while two people were still ransacking the home making him a victim of two crimes. Full story...
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Fight over annexation continues

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video The petitions are in, and the people have spoken but the fight over annexation is far from over. The city of Wilmington and four other cities across the state have filed a lawsuit against the State of North Carolina, the North Carolina Board of Elections, and multiple county’s Board of Elections. Full story...
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Ex-Marine charged with wife's murder under $1M bond

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video A former Marine accused of killing his ex-wife is in jail under $1 million bond. New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested 48-year-old Keith Waters last night for the murder of his wife Kay at their home on Hanover Avenue in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Real estate agency's holiday bazaar benefits Teacher's Fund

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Intracoastal Realty was selling more than just houses today at its Lumina Station location. Vendors sold locally-made goods in the real estate agency's fourth annual Holiday Bazaar. Full story...
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PPD shareholders approve sale

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PPD shareholders have approved the Wilmington-based company's sale to The Carlyle Group and affiliates of Hellman & Friedman. The vote came at a special meeting of shareholders today. Full story...
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Annexation petitions well past mark needed at deadline

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Yesterday was the deadline for Monkey Junction residents and property owners near Southport to return annexation denial petitions. It's unofficial right now, but both communities returned more than 75 percent of the petitions. Only 60 percent were needed to block annexation. Full story...
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