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Wrightsville Beach prepares for busy Labor Day weekend

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videoWhen you live in a beach town, the last weekend of summer is a big deal. WWAY's Hailey Winslow hit Wrightsville Beach to see how the town is preparing for the Labor Day holiday. Full story...
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Parents show concern over President Obama's speech

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videoPresident Obama is addressing students throughout the country next week, and local schools are planning on sharing his message with students here. But not without addressing parent's concerns first. Full story...
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Family feud erupts in Wilmington parking lot, brother stabbed

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A family feud in Wilmington Thursday night ended with one man in intensive care. Wilmington Police have charged 58-year-old Nathan Cheek for assault with a deadly weapon. Full story...
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Deputies checking on safe boating practices this Labor Day weekend

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If you plan on hitting the open water, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and fire services will be working together to make sure people are practicing safe boating this holiday weekend. Full story...
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Three interesting exhibits coming to a close at Cape Fear Museum

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videoTime is running out to catch not one, but three unique exhibits at the Cape Fear Museum. This weekend, it is your last chance to check them out before they are gone. Full story...
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Laney student organizes food drive in honor of Ogden Santa

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The legacy of Wilmington homeless man lives on. Dane Hobbs passed away last week and now a local teen is starting a food drive in his honor. Full story...
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New moms get fit with Stroller Strides

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videoIt's not easy being a new mom. Having a newborn can leave you sleep deprived, socially isolated, and carrying a bit of extra baby weight you'd like to lose. That's why many moms in Wilmington turn to Stroller Strides. Full story...
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CFCC opens doors to new cosmetology facility

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Cape Fear Community College cosmetology students have a new salon to hone their skills. The brand new facility, at the school's north campus in Castle Hayne, is now open to the public. Full story...
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New prosecutor in Soles case, SBI focusing on two investigations

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We now know who will be taking over as prosecutor in the RC Soles investigation, after Columbus County District Attorney Rex Gore stepped down Wednesday. Full story...
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Midwifery practice expands for one Wilmington group

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One Wilmington group is expanding its midwifery practice. The South East Area Health Education Center, or SEAHEC, announced Thursday that Susan Carney will join its team. Full story...
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Wilmington arts education center has DREAMS come true

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Dreams are coming true for an arts education center in Wilmington. The DREAMS Center just got a $400,000 grant for youth mentoring. The funding comes from the Office of Juvenile Justice as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Full story...
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Health care reform takes to College and Oleander

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College and Oleander is one of the busiest intersections in Wilmington, and it regularly attracts people with a cause. Wednesday night it was the location of a health care reform. Full story...
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Council votes Hotel Indigo out, search to start over

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videoWilmington's city council is back to square one, looking for a hotel developer to build next to the new convention center after they voted last night to terminate the city's contract with Wilmington River Group. Full story...
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Happy Birthday World Wide Web!

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videoToday is a special day for the World Wide Web. It is now another year older, but just how old is it? We roamed the campus of Cape Fear Community College and asked a handful of students.

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GREAT program educates local middle school students on gang resistance

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Some New Hanover County middle school students are getting a lesson from the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department. Deputies will lead an anti-gang program at Roland Grise and Williston Middle Schools. Full story...
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