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National Passport Day

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Saturday was National Passport Day. UNCW held a passport fair to help first-timers apply and answer any questions. Full story...
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WWAY honored by Associated Press

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The WWAY news organization was one of the top winners at the North Carolina Associated Press Broadcast Awards. WWAY won five awards in television for division two. Competitors include Greenville, and New Bern. Full story...
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Actors and county leaders put on performance of Wilmington's Big Greek Wedding... even the Wilmington Mayor !!

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videoIt was a celebrity who's who on stage Friday night at Thalian Hall. Cast members included State Representative Danny McComas, New Hanover County Commissioners Ted Davis and Jonathan Barfield, City Councilman Kristi Tomey, and UNCW Athletic Director Kelly Mehrtens, just to name a few. Full story...
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Gardeners get grounds ready for Azalea Festival

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videoIf you look closely, you'll find the many hidden treasures tucked away in the MacRae Garden, which is just one of a dozen beautiful gardens featured in this years Azalea Garden Tour. Full story...
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Forbes reports North Carolina a good place for business

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videoDespite the troubling unemployment numbers, Forbes magazine reported North Carolina is still a good place to do business. The magazine released its rankings for the best places for business and careers. Full story...
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Ticket purchases on the rise as Azalea Festival nears

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The ticket office on Oleander Drive was extremely busy Friday as excitement is starting to build for next week's Azalea Festival. Full story...
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NHC authorities still looking for Vann's killer

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NHC sheriff’s deputies returned to the former home of Alton Corey Vann as they search for his killer. Deputies searched the residence of Larry Gonzales, Vann's former roommate. Full story...
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Get Real, Get Tested raising HIV awareness

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videoMore than 33,000 North Carolinians are living with HIV, and that number is growing every year. A statewide public health campaign is working to raise awareness and offer free testing. Full story...
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Independent Container Line docks in Wilmington

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videoThree weeks ago, the Port of Wilmington welcomed Maersk Tangier, the world’s largest container shipping company. For the second time in less than a month, trucks lined up at the port to welcome a new company to Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington Residential Facility for Women could be shut down

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videoA local women's correctional facility is in danger of being shut down. Governor Perdue’s proposed budget recommends closing seven minimum-security prisons in North Carolina, including the Wilmington Residential Facility for Women. Full story...
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NHC school budget the topic at a work session Thursday night

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The finance committee will give its recommendations for next year's budget. Board members will be able to ask questions and make their own recommendations. Full story...
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New bill filed for film incentives

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Last week we told you about the effort to raise the state's film tax incentives, or tax breaks given to film production companies, from 15 to 25 per cent. State Senator Julia Bosmean, a democrat, had filed a bill to do just that. Full story...
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Wilmington art community remembers Robert Brown

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videoRobert Delford Brown left his mark on the artistic world. Members of the Wilmington art community are remembering a dear friend. Robert Brown, a well-known local artist, was found dead in the Cape Fear River Tuesday. Full story...
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Deputies make quick arrest in Big Lots robbery

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An armed robbery at the Big Lots on Market Street in Wilmington was solved fairly quickly Wednesday. New Hanover County deputies arrested David Horrell after spotting a vehicle matching a store clerk’s description of the one used in the robbery. Full story...
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Thursday UNCW celebrates Teal Day

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If you are near the UNCW campus Thursday, you may see a “sea” of teal. Today the university will celebrate its first Teal Day, and proclaim it as the official school color. Full story...
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