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Battleship celebrates 50 years of calling Wilmington home

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video Today was a very special day for folks in Wilmington and all over the state. Fifty years ago, on October 2, 1961, the Battleship North Carolina made its way up the Cape Fear River to its new home in the Port City. Folks of all ages came out to the Battleship to celebrate, paying the same admission price visitors paid half a century ago. Full story...
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Life Chain holds anti-abortion rallies across Port City

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On Sunday afternoon, Wilmington joined more than 1,400 cities as a site for an pro-life rally. The event is called Life Chain, and it's in its 21st year. Life Chain is one of the nation's largest pro-life rallies. People who participated say it's a way to communicate their opposition to abortion. Full story...
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Surfers prove paralysis won't keep them from the waves

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Under the sun and in the waves on Wrightsville Beach, individuals living with paralysis proved that “Life Rolls On” even after spinal cord injuries. Full story...
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5th Quarter: Week #7 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number seven of the high school football season is not complete yet due to a handful of games that were suspended due to lightning. One area game didn't get started. One will conclude on Saturday. Several will wrap up on Monday. Full story...
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Foosball championship draws players from all over to Wilmington

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Competition was fierce at a local sports bar tonight. It was the kickoff of the 37th annual North Carolina state foosball championships at the break time billiards sports bar and grill in Wilmington. This is the nation's oldest and longest running state foosball event. The annual event doesn't just draw participants from North Carolina. Full story...
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Maggie Will named assistant for UNCW golf

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Whiteville native Maggie Will used to be one of the top golf pros on the LPGA Tour. She won three LPGA Tour events. She's no longer playing on the tour. Instead, Maggie Will has decided to help the UNCW women's golf program. Full story...
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Public hearings over air permit for Titan continue

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video The North Carolina Division of Air Quality took the stage at Kenan Auditorium Thursday night to hear from the public about the draft air permit they issued to Titan. Full story...
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Local sheriff's deputies train with underwater robot

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video The New Hanover county sheriff's office is hoping some new technology will help them with underwater searches. Thursday, sheriff's deputies were learning how to operate the department's new remotely operated vehicle. In situations not conducive for divers, the machine will help deputies with search below the water's surface. The department acquired the remotely operated vehicle through a port security grant. It's equipped with all the latest technology from sonar to a GPS. Full story...
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5-0 vs. 5-0 on Friday...Laney @ Hoggard

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video Laney and Hoggard are the only two high school football teams in our neck of the woods with undefeated records. Both teams are 5-0, but only one will be 6-0. The Bucs and Vikings will square off on Friday night at Hoggard High School. Full story...
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Sharks agree to new lease terms with the city, team gets new skipper

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video The Wilmington Sharks will have a home at Buck Hardee Field through the 2016 baseball season. There's an option for five more years after that. The Sharks also have a new head coach. In fact he's a native of Columbus County. Full story...
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