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Successful New Year's Eve in downtown Wilmington besides cab shortage

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video New Year's Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year in downtown Wilmington. Often with big crowds, come big problems, but this year Wilmington police say there were no major issues except for the shortage of taxi cabs. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mother says daughter was "attacked" in schoolyard fight

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video A schoolyard brawl isn't news, until it hits YouTube allowing the whole world to access the girl fight at Laney High School. Brooke Glisson's mom Emily says her daughter is the victim of the fight and she doesn't want her daughter's future destroyed by someone else's recklessness. Full story...
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DWI's "not prevalent" this New Year's says local bail bonding company

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video New Year's celebrations are often associated with the consumption of alcohol. Conventional thinking may be that DWI numbers are up during a weekend like this, but we found out much the opposite. For one business that is not good news. Full story...
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Downtown plans for New Year's Eve

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video It's no Times Square but downtown Wilmington is always a popular spot to ring in the New Year. Question is, can revelers keep themselves under control and will the cops be ready for them if they can't? Full story...
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Robert Downey Jr. requesting 3-inch lifts for Iron Man 3

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The longtime actor behind the cinematic version of Tony Stark wants to appear taller come Iron Man 3. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Girl fight at Laney caught on cell phone; Posted on YouTube

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video We got a heads-up this morning from a concerned parent regarding a video of a fight between two girls posted on YouTube. The two go to Laney High School and the fight happened last week outside the cafeteria. Full story...
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BREAKING UPDATE: Multi-car accident shuts down Market St.

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Authorities shut down a portion of Market Street at Alexander Street near Jones Fish Camp due to a multi-car accident. Full story...
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WPD makes cocaine & heroin bust on Castle Street

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In recent weeks, WPD has received numerous complaints that the occupants of 1216 Castle Street were selling narcotics. Detectives executed a search warrant there Thursday night at the residence of David Benjamin Alston. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Victimized store clerk gets shooting lessons

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video You may remember the Wrightsville Country Store clerk who shot a robber in November. Having had no experience with a gun, the store's owner thought it would be a good idea to get Mark Headstrong some training. Full story...
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WWAY, DIRECTV reach agreement

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Good news for anyone who watches WWAY on DIRECTV. Today WWAY's parent company, Morris Network, and DIRECTV agreed on a deal that means DIRECTV customers in southeastern North Carolina will continue to be able to watch WWAY. Full story...
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