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Wilmington's Casey Barth expected to sit out this weekend for UNC

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Former Hoggard High School kicker Casey Barth didn't play in the second half against Virginia on Saturday in Chapel Hill due to a pulled groin. Barth is not expected to play on Saturday for UNC against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Full story...
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Murder suspect's brother arrested in Creekwood killing

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video A second man has been arrested for a murder last week in the Creekwood community. Wilmington Police say Jermaine Hankins, 21, turned himself in yesterday. He is charged with first degree murder, attempted murder and first degree burglary. Police also charged his brother Tevin with the murder last week. Full story...
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NC opens hearings on Progress-Duke Energy merger

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Critics are telling North Carolina regulators they should only allow Duke Energy and Progress Energy to merge and become the largest electric utility in the country if they also make revolutionary changes in how they operate. Full story...
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New VA clinic will keep vets from long trips to doctor

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videoIt has been a project more than six years in the making. Today a ground breaking was held to mark the start of construction on a new Veteran Affairs super clinic in Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington marks 25th anniversary of 'Blue Velvet'

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"Blue Velvet" opened Sept. 19, 1986. It was a box office flop, grossing just $7.2 million in first-run ticket sales against estimated production costs of $6 million, but it was a critical success. Full story...
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Confederate flag returns to Cape Fear Museum

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The Cape Fear Museum welcomed home a restored piece of history this morning. A Confederate flag that flew over Fort Fisher during the Civil War is back after undergoing conservation work. Full story...
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Former Kure Beach commissioner's drug case continued

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We'll have to wait a little longer to see what becomes of an area politician's marijuana charge. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission gets back to work after turbulent two weeks

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New Hanover County Commissioners were back at work today for their first meeting since asking Commissioner Brian Berger to resign. Full story...
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PPD names new CEO

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One of Wilmington's biggest employers has a new leader. PPD announced today its board of directors has Raymond H. Hill as the company's new chief executive officer and elected him to the board of directors. Both moves were effective September 16. Full story...
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Tea Partiers help to "Picket Across America"

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When Tina Sims, a 47-year-old unemployed woman from Hattiesburg, Mississippi left a post online asking Americans of any party affiliation to step outside on the morning of September 17 holding a sign asking "Can You Hear Us Now?" a group at the intersection of College and Oleander answered the call. Full story...
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