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WWAY again teaming up to help send supplies to soldiers overseas

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You might be feeling patriotic this week. As we approach the Fourth of July holiday, put that patriotism to work! WWAY is partnering with The Big Talker FM for the 6th Packages from Home drive, dedicated to the 120th Combined Arms Battalion and 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, currently serving in Iraq. Full story...
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Surfers hope to wipe out cement plant

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videoA lot of groups in the Cape Fear region have come out publicly to take a stand against the proposed Titan America cement plant in Castle Hayne. On Sunday, the Wilmington surf community stepped up to the plate to add their name to the mix. Full story...
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Adolescents introduced to nursing at Camp BONES

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videoIt's not your average camp. It spans four years, and there's a focus more on career, than campfires. Camp BONES (Brigade Of Nurse Exploring Seahawks) prepares high school students for a future in health care. Full story...
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Lightning strikes cause fires

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Severe weather across the area has kept first responders busy the past few days. On Saturday, Wilmington fire crews worked for the better part of an hour putting out a house fire caused by a lightening strike. Full story...
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Car show benefits football program at Laney

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Instead of school buses, antique cars took over the parking lot at Laney High School. Officials say this year's Laney Car Show was bigger and better, with double the cars and double the people who all love horse power. Full story...
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Cold treats for a good cause at Rita's

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Customers had an opportunity to chill out at Rita’s while helping a good cause by donating a dollar to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Full story...
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Skateboard clinic offered at Greenfield Grind

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Greenfield Grind Skate Park is hosting a beginner’s clinic for new skateboarders at Greenfield Park in Wilmington. The clinic gives kids a chance to hop on a board and get one on one instruction from skateboard pros. Full story...
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Port City holds Brewgrass Festival

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videoThe 3rd Annual Downtown Wilmington Brewgrass Festival took place on Saturday. For $ 35, beer lovers were able to sample unlimited beer from 12 different breweries. Full story...
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Maggie reels in big prize at Marlin Tournament

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videoFor the second day in a row, participants had to weather a storm on the way back to Wrightsville Beach, but one group of guys from Atlantic Beach did little complaining. They captured first place at the Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament on Saturday. Full story...
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All About Baby Shower and Expo prepares future parents

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Plenty of mothers-to-be were full of baby talk in downtown Wilmington on Saturday. Full story...
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Lumina Mortgage closes their doors Friday

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There is some fallout from the First Bank's purchase of Cooperative Bank. Lumina Mortgage closed it's doors Friday. The company was a former subsidiary of the failed Cooperative Bank. Full story...
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Man hangs in there, staying in tree

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The Wilmington man who climbed up a tree to keep it from being cut down is still up there. Charlie Joyce Junior said he does not plan on giving in to the chainsaws anytime soon. Full story...
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Kids get a chance to do some sleuthing

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Kids at a Wilmington anatomy and physiology camp turned into young detectives for the day. Campers at Cape Fear Community College's Bones and Remains Camp had a visit from Crime Scene Investigator Nathan Smoots. Full story...
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Bitsy Corbett passes away at 91

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The matriarch of a prominent Wilmington family has died. Albert Corbett said his mother, Elizabeth "Bitsy" Corbett lived at Airlie Gardens starting in 1960. Full story...
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Taking a stand by sitting in a tree

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videoWednesday, we told you about a man who climbed a 150-year-old oak tree in his yard to save it from being cut down. A day later, and he's still there, and says he's not coming down anytime soon. Full story...
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