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Man accused of drunk driving after motorcyclist dies

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A Burlington man has died, after a motorcycle accident here in Wilmington on Sunday. Stanley Barnes was riding his bike on Market Street around 8:00 last night, when a SUV turned into his path. Full story...
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Revisiting the Foy/Rothen cases, one year later

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videoOne year ago Sunday the remains of Allison Foy and Angela Rothen were discovered off Carolina Beach Road. Today we take a look back at the case, the developments and now, new information. Full story...
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Hands on Wilmington beautifies city

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Hundreds of people from around the community came together for to make Wilmington a better place on Saturday. Hands on Wilmington challenged volunteers to complete an assigned beautification project in various places throughout the city. Full story...
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Kure Beach holds street festival

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The town of Kure Beach celebrated spring on Saturday with its annual street festival. Parts of K and Atlantic avenues were filled with vendors selling arts and crafts, and good food. Full story...
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Jeff Gordon hosts Shred It

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Dozens of people came out to Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Saturday for Shred It. People lined up to have personal documents like pay stubs, bank information, and old receipts properly shredded. Full story...
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Carousel Center benefit; what happens in Wilmington, stays in Wilmington

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videoLas Vegas came to life Saturday night in downtown Wilmington for a fundraiser benefiting the Carousel Center. Wilmington civic and business leaders and elected officials gathered to help the center, which is a non-profit organization that helps sexually abused children. Full story...
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Laney students sign to play college ball

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Friday was a huge day for several Laney High School student athletes who signed National Letters of Intent. Full story...
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Holocaust survivors visit Cape Fear Academy

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Students at Cape Fear Academy had the chance to hear from two Holocaust survivors, Bronia Merlin who survived five years of captivity in Auschwitz, and Alfred Schnog who escaped from Germany before the worst of the Holocaust. Full story...
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Hit and run driver gives reason for fleeing

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The man charged with a hit and run in Wilmington yesterday, said he had a reason for fleeing. Darelle Young of Leland told police he was worried about not being an authorized driver of the rental car he was in. Full story...
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WPD interested in Iannone, former suspect in Foy and Rothen murders

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The man cleared as a person of interest in the murders of Allison Foy and Angela Rothen is once again a suspect. Wilmington police detectives confirmed today that Tim Iannone is back on their radar. Full story...
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Room makeover is extreme for local boy

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videoA 15-year-old New Hanover County boy who is battling leukemia hasn't had a real bedroom to call his own for some time, but thanks to the Welcome Home Angel organization, Zach came home from a fishing trip to a brand new bedroom. Full story...
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Lifeguards try to save lives of animals

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Calling all Wrightsville Beach lifeguards past and present; you're being asked to save the lives of animals this time around. Full story...
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Game over for theives who steal from church

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videoTemptation proved to be too much for five people arrested for stealing from a New Hanover County church. Six video game systems were taken from Northside Baptist Church. Half have been recovered, even after thieves pawned them for cash. Full story...
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Interview with Kristen Dalton, the new Miss USA

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videoYou've probably heard by now that a 22-year-old Wilmington woman is now the reigning Miss USA. Kristen Dalton is a Hoggard High School grad, and won the crown in Las Vegas on Sunday. WWAY had the chance to interview her about her big win, and the controversy surrounding the contest. Full story...
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City looks at early retirement to help budget

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In February, New Hanover County offered some employees the option of taking early retirement. Now, the city of Wilmington is following suit. Full story...
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