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Efird receives prestigious honor as SBI investigation continues

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video This morning Carolina Beach Town Councilwoman and Mayor Pro-Tem Pat Efird received a very special honor. In fact, it's the highest honor the governor can bestow on a citizen. But the Order of the Long Leaf Pine comes as Efird is also under state investigation. Full story...
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City committee recommends bar's liquor license request

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The city's ABC Review Committee today gave a positive recommendation for Edward Peabody's ABC permit application. Peabody wants to open a bar called the Brikhouse at the site of the old Rox nightclub at 208 Market Street. Full story...
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Official count rejects Monkey Junction annexation

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As expected, property owners in Monkey Junction have said a resounding no to annexation by the City of Wilmington. Full story...
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Tree of Life honors DWI victims, law enforcement tonight at Battleship

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video Drunk drivers continue to take innocent lives. That's why the Tree of Life and Candlelight Vigil is held annually. It's a moment to remember the victims and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers. Full story...
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Robert Downey Jr. praises 'Iron Man 3' script

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Robert Downey Jr. believes the script for 'Iron Man 3' will make "a phenomenal theater-going experience." Full story...
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Overturned pick-up on bridge slows morning commute

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Wondering why you or a coworker was late to work this morning? Blame an accident on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Full story...
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Busload of Santa's little helpers make big donation to Toys for Tots

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A bunch of elves visited the WWAY NewsChannel 3 studios today, and they didn't come empty handed. Childcare Network stopped by with a busload of Santa's little helpers. Each child brought in a toy to drop off for Toys for Tots. Full story...
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Teen arrested after clerk turns tables during robbery attempt

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video For the second time in a month a Wilmington store clerk has turned the tables on a would-be robber. The owner of the store says the man who allegedly tried to rob the store is "lucky to be alive." Full story...
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Necropsy done on whale washed up on Carolina Beach

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video Crowds lined Carolna Beach today to catch a glimpse of a 15-foot whale that washed up last night. Now scientists are trying to figure out what happened to it. Full story...
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Heiress to former Airlie owner leaves gift to gardens

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Just in time for Christmas, Airlie Gardens has received a gift from the estate of a woman who's family once owned Airlie. Full story...
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