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Anderson Elementary students make Marconi proud

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videoFifth graders at Edwin Anderson Elementary in Wilmington have a lot to be proud of today. The students launched their own radio show. The nine fifth graders call themselves The Pelican Crew, named after their school mascot. Full story...
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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Anti-ticket Man

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videoParking in the Port City can be a frustrating game of beat the clock, especially when you return to your car to find a bright yellow ticket on the windshield. Anti-ticket Man tries to save parkers from getting ticketed by inserting quarters into expiring meters. Full story...
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Diligence returns to Port City

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videoSpending weeks, even months, apart from someone you love is hard to do. Spouses of those on board the Coast Guard cutter Diligence are used to it but Thursday, that time apart came to an end. Full story...
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Quaint Wilmington neighborhood joins historic district

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videoWilmington's history is one of the city's most appealing and interesting aspects. More than 6,000 buildings here are part of the National Register of Historic Places, which now includes one neighborhood that was just added. Full story...
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Sunset Park Elementary H1N1 case confirmed

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We have a fifth confirmed case of swine flu in New Hanover County schools. The school system sent out an alert about a possible H1N1 case at Sunset Park Elementary Tuesday night and canceled a book fair at the school. Full story...
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Man arrested after standoff in Wilmington

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A standoff on Montgomery Avenue in Wilmington ended in an arrest Wednesday night. Police said Devin Williams holed up in a house when they tried to arrest him on an outstanding warrant for possession of a firearm by a felon. Full story...
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Beach Music Festival back on beach with cheaper tickets

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The Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival is back for its 24th year this weekend. This year it's back on the beach and more affordable. Full story...
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Board to discuss Wishnask file with public on Friday

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We may soon know why former Williston teacher Jessica Wishnask was suspended. After wavering back and forth as to whether to release Wishnask's personnel file, the NHC School Board has reached an agreement. Full story...
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Market Street's El Berta Motor Inn to close down Sunday

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A Wilmington fixture is closing its doors. Whitey's El Berta Motor Inn has been part of the Market Street landscape for 55 years, however it'll be torn down to make way for other commercial development. Full story...
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Roland-Grise rolls to lacrosse championship

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A New Hanover County middle school boys lacrosse team had quite a season. The Roland-Grise lacrosse team won the county championship for the third year in a row. Full story...
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The climate of small businesses

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The Director of the North Carolina Small Business Association spoke to area business owners Wednesday. The session focused on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which aims to jump start the economy. Full story...
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Wilmington company offers great deals on gift certificates

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Portcitydeals.com sells gift certificates to many businesses in town at half-price, or less, and if the business happens to go under, they'll refund your money one hundred percent. Full story...
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Wilmington radio host sued by former Raleigh mayor

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In an e-mail sent Tuesday night, Tom Fetzer said he is suing Big Talker FM host Curtis Wright and Sea-Comm Media because of an e-mail he said Wright sent Republican leaders last month. Full story...

Wilmington's Municipal Golf Course ranked as one of the best

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Wilmington's Municipal Golf Course was rated the fiftieth best municipal golf course in the country. Muni, as it is commonly known, joins other notable courses like Torrey Pines and Bethpage Black. Full story...
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Carolina Beach restaurant representing NC in cook-off

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videoThe owners of a Carolina Beach seafood restaurant are heading north to Rhode Island. Michael's Seafood will represent North Carolina in an international chowder cook-off. Their seafood chowder that has made them popular around ... Full story...
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