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Wilmington man finishes 162-game baseball odyssey

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video Last night was a wild one in Major League Baseball. Two different leagues, two different Wild Card races and two historic collapses. One Wilmington super fan had a front row seat. Steve Melia completed his 162-game journey last night. Full story...
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Bank robbery suspect arrested after nearly 5-hour standoff

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Police say the man suspected of an armed bank robbery earlier Wednesday barricaded himself inside a duplex on Greenville Avenue. The suspect, 38-year-old Clay McArthur, was arrested after a nearly five-hour standoff. Full story...
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We Sea Change local student video premiers

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Wilmington is used to some pretty big film premiers and this one We Sea Change, had all of the excitement of a Hollywood blockbuster. Full story...
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Court hears appeal of murder conviction in police officer's death

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video A Wilmington man convicted of killing a police officer appealed his second-degree murder conviction today. In February of 2009 Anthony Pierce led Wilmington Police on a chase after fleeing from an officer during a traffic stop. Full story...
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Bank at 17th & Shipyard robbed

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The Wilmington Police Department is looking for a man who robbed the Wachovia at Shipyard Boulevard and 17th Street this morning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover Co. spends $600+ to promote town hall; Only 15 show up

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video We've learned that the county spent more than $600 to do a telemarketing blitz to alert people in the area about the town hall. A total of about 15 people showed up, and most of them said they learned about the meeting because of the sign in front of the school. That works out to be about $45 per person. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Michigan says incentives led 'Iron Man 3' to NC

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According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan originally offered Marvel $13 million in incentives, but upped that to $20 million to match North Carolina. The Michigan Film Office told the newspaper that the film chose North Carolina instead because the money was guaranteed. Full story...
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Thalian Hall hosts Taste of the Town.

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A fundraiser called Taste of the Town combined Wilmington's favorite arts venue with lots of opportunities to eat downtown on Tuesday night. Full story...
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Mother of Twins Club offers deal on baby stuff

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Are you in the market for some baby items? There will be plenty to choose from this weekend during the Cape Fear Mother of Twins Club Fall Thrift Sale and Fundraiser. Full story...
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Wilmington businesses offer e-waste recycling

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If you have some dusty old monitors taking up space in your home, Your Computer Friends and PODS will take them off your hands for a small fee. Full story...
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