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The Cat in the Tree - Updated Info !!

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We've all heard of the fictional story of The Cat in the Hat. But cat in the tree? That's a true story in Wilmington this weekend. Full story...
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Bouts, not belles

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There was some big time boxing action during Azalea Festival as 25 bouts were held Saturday afternoon at the Williston Middle School gymnasium. Full story...
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Skateboarders show off their skills

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videoThere were crowds all over downtown Wilmington Saturday at the Azalea Festival. One event that had everybody "ooh-ing" and "ahh-ing" turned out to be the skateboard trick contest at the intersection of 2nd and Market. Full story...
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Hilton hosts shag contest

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People of all ages put their dancing shoes on at the Hilton Riverside hotel Saturday for the annual shag contest. Full story...
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Altman to face death penalty

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A Wilmington man charged with double murder is now on trial for his life. Friday morning, a New Hanover County judge ruled Gerard Altman will face the death penalty if convicted. Full story...
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Swim school left high and dry by health club's closure

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A week ago, Port City Health Club closed it's doors unexpectedly. Members showed up one day and found a sign on the door, informing them the gym had closed down. The gym closure doesn't just affect the members. Full story...
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Local artists display works

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There's something for everyone at the Azalea Festival. Art lovers can walk around and see work from local artists during the annual Azalea Art Show. Full story...
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Investors pitch plans for oceanfront amusement park

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Several companies are looking into building an oceanfront amusement park in Carolina Beach. The town's planning director told WWAY NewsChannel Three that a few potential investors have approached him. Full story...
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Wilmington Residential Facility for Women may be saved

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A Wilmington women's prison may have a fighting chance of keeping its doors open. The Wilmington Residential Facility for Women was on Governor Bev Perdue's budgetary chopping block. Full story...
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Allegiant cuts flights to Tampa

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Just months after beginning service between Wilmington and the Tampa Bay area, Allegiant Air is scaling back. Full story...
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Where to, and where not to park during Azalea Fest

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videoTickets and towing can definitely dampen the Azalea Festival spirit; here's what you need to know when parking over the weekend. Full story...
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Senator Hagan to tour old Nesbitt Court and Shallotte intersection

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Once the Azalea Festival is over, it will be back to business for our elected officials. Senator Kay Hagan will be in town on Monday to tour the old Nesbitt Court Housing Facility. Full story...
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Other garden parties

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If you couldn't make the exclusive garden party this year, don't worry, other local businesses are putting on their own garden parties. Full story...
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Ribbon cutting officially begins Garden Tour

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videoFriday's Azalea Garden Tour ribbon cutting may be the grandest single spectacle of the entire Azalea Festival, and today did not disappoint. Even the weather cooperated. Music of the era, as the belles blossomed, the clouds parted, and the sky turned Carolina blue. Full story...
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City staff and departments field questions about Monkey Junction annexation

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The City of Wilmington had one last chance to sell its plan to annex Monkey Junction. Thursday night, the city hosted an annexation information meeting at Codington Elementary School. Full story...
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