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UNCW makes list of 'military friendly' schools

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UNC-Wilmington has made the list of 'military friendly' schools. The list is compiled each year by the magazine G.I. Jobs. It honors the top 15 percent of colleges and universities are "doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students." Full story...
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WWAY's John Rendleman, international students enjoy UNCW World Games

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videoLife as a new UNCW student certainly has its fair share of challenges, especially if you are just learning the culture. Monday 35 international students participated in the first ever UNCW World Games. Full story...
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Obrian Hester back in court Tuesday

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A confessed killer will be back in New Hanover County court Tuesday to find out how much time he will spend behind bars. Full story...
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One Tree Hill shoot looks to close Causeway Bridge

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There is a road closure coming up at Wrightsville Beach to allow for a One Tree Hill shoot. The town said it is working with producers of the TV show and the DOT to ensure the shoot will not interfere with traffic flow. Full story...
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Area businesses glad to see students return to campus

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videoIt's a wonderful time of year for businesses near UNCW. When students move back on campus, it's a big economic boost. Full story...
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Bomb threat causes New Hanover County Courthouse to be evacuated

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A bomb threat prompted the New Hanover County Courthouse to be evacuated Monday. The threat was called into the 911 center from a payphone at 902 Rankin Street at 11:52 a.m. The courthouse was evacuated while authorities performed a visual search, but did not find anything. Full story...
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Wilmington law firm looks to help injured get healthy

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Personal injury attorneys represent people who have been hurt in an accident. Monday, one Wilmington law firm did its part to help them heal. Full story...
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CFCC welcomes students as a smoke free campus

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videoDowntown Wilmington is a little more crowded than it has been recently as students have returned for the fall to Cape Fear Community College. The difference this semester - a new ban on smoking on campus. Full story...
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School starts for freshman at UNCW

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Nearly 2,000 new UNCW students took their first steps as the class of 2013. Students started the day walking from the UNCW Bell Tower to Trask Coliseum. Following the trek was the official convocation for the class of 2013.

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Arrest nabs man in alleged Chuck E. Cheese robbery

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A Wilmington man is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday for allegedly robbing Chuck E. Cheese's on Oleander Drive last week. Full story...
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Town Hall meeting held by Constitutional Patriots

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The Wilmington Chapter of Constitutional Patriots held a mock town hall meeting Saturday morning at the Northeast Library. They invited Senator Kay Hagan to attend, but the group said she is currently not attending town hall meetings. Full story...
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Hittin' the beach with trash bags

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An army of helping hands flocked to Wrightsville Beach Sunday equipped with garbage bags, and ready to give back. Full story...
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Breast cancer survivors ready to celebrate

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The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is coming to Wilmington. The American Cancer Society held a kickoff breakfast Saturday at The Balcony on Dock Street to celebrate the Port City walk. Full story...
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Class of 2013 arrives at UNCW

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videoFor the first time in UNCW history, more than 4,000 students will be living on campus. The school welcomes 1,893 freshmen this year. Ninety-two percent of them will live on campus.

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Local women's prison closes its doors

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videoA local women's prison facility will soon be a distant memory. It was expected to be cut as part of the new state budget. Come September, it's doors will close. Full story...
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