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Parents at Echo Farms and Rivers Edge upset over redistricting options

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As New Hanover County plans to redistrict its middle schools, some parents are unhappy about plans for their kids. Parents in the Echo Farms and Rivers Edge communities... Full story...
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Beach Bag Bandits get nabbed, property recovered

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Thanks to one of our viewers, Wrightsville Beach detectives have nabbed the Beach Bag Bandits we told you about Monday. Monday night, a tip led detectives to arrest 23-year-old Joshua Barnts and 20-year-old Brandon Cordell of Wilmington. Full story...
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State funds now available for flood victims

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State funds are now available for victims of this area's flooding three weeks ago. Small businesses, homeowners, and renters may be eligible for low interest loans to pay for flood damage caused by a severe storm on July 6th. Full story...
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Federal stimulus money helps add to WPD staff

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There was some good news Tuesday for the Wilmington Police Department. The WPD is getting 2 million dollars in federal stimulus money to hire more officers. Chief Ralph Evangelous and Mayor Bill Saffo held a joint news conference Tuesday at City Hall. Full story...
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Kure Beach boardwalk comes with mixed emotions

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videoKure Beach town leaders hope families will enjoy spending time there, thanks to a new boardwalk. While the new addition did not come without some resistance, most seem pleased with the outcome.

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Wilmington traffic stop turns into car chase

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An attempted traffic stop turned into a car chase through Wilmington. The chase ended a little before 10:00 P.M. Monday night, with this car backed into a fence at 29th and Lyndon. Full story...
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Family and friends remember Emmitt Irving

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A memorial took place Monday night for the first anniversary of the murder of Wilmington resident Emmitt Irving. The 26 year old was gunned down in front of his home on Grace Street. Full story...
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Officers now equipped with new crime fighting tool

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videoState Attorney General, Roy Cooper, announced a new crime fighting initiative Monday. Officers now have access to information that will help them track probation violators, and crack down on identity theft. Full story...
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Carolina Beach sees large amount of visitors, some crime

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videoCome to the north end of Carolina Beach on the weekends, and it will look a little bit like a can sardines. Hundreds of people camped out, enjoying the beach. But somewhere in the mix, things can easily go wrong. Full story...
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Fire claims house at Wrightsville Beach

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videoFive people escaped without injury from an early morning fire at a Wrightsville Beach home. But the house appears to be a total loss. Full story...
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Former WWAY station manager passes at age 85

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A former member of the WWAY family has died. Charles Dayton Martin Jr. was a station manager at WWAY for several years in the 1980's. He was a big part of the Wilmington media; serving in leadership roles at WMFD Radio and WECT TV before coming to WWAY. Full story...
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Two suspects wanted for Wrightsville Beach robbery

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Wrightsville Beach Police need your help. Detectives are looking for two suspects wanted for stealing beach bags from Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Family of Geoffrey Graham speaks out about arrests

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videoThe family of 22-year-old murder victim Geoffrey Graham is speaking out. Graham was killed two years ago. Last week, New Hanover County detectives arrested three men for the crime. Full story...
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Bikers get a tour of Blue Clay Park Trails

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videoThe Blue Clay Mountain Bike Park has been open to cyclists for 2 years now. Lately, just who is responsible for the park has caused some controversy. Saturday, the City of Wilmington and the Cape Fear Cyclists held an open house to showcase the park that has been under scrutiny lately.

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Controversial arrest sparks stereotypes, local reaction

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videoThe arrest of a black professor from Harvard University has sparked controversy around the nation. Dr. Henry Gates was arrested in his own home by a white police officer, who was responding to a suspected break-in call. NewsChannel 3's Jenna Caiazzo brings us the local reaction. Full story...
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