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Wilmington feline rescued from trip up a tree

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videoIt is a story about a Wilmington feline that's been nestled in a tree for four days and three nights. One neighborhood banded together to help it out.

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Beautiful weather helps stimulate Azalea Festival economy

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videoWilmington was buzzing with activity this weekend. It is estimated that some 300,000 people attended Azalea Festival events. WWAY's Joe Mauceri caught up with a few at the street fair, who did their part to stimulate the local economy. Full story...
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Hagan to visit Nesbitt Court during trip to Wilmington

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Senator Kay Hagan visits our area Monday. She will tour and survey the Old Nesbitt Court Housing Project in Wilmington, which closed in 2007. It is one of the Shovel Ready projects impacted by the federal stimulus bill. Full story...
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Local gathering held to protest against war

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President Obama spent last week convincing other countries to send troops to Afghanistan. Sunday some people in our area held a peaceful protest against war. Full story...
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Families enjoy an Eggstravaganza at Halyburton Park Sunday

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Easter may be a week away, but that did not stop folks from gathering at Halyburton Park for a family Eggstravaganza Sunday. Children of all ages took part in egg hunts, a bunny hop dance contest and face painting. Full story...
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62nd Annual Azalea Parade delights downtown Wilmington

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videoThe streets of downtown Wilmington were packed Saturday morning for the 62nd Azalea Parade. For those that were out enjoying the perfect weather, the parade didn’t disappoint. With bands, elephants, and clowns, the parade continues to grow. Full story...
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Something for everyone at the street fair

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Once the parade was over Saturday, many spectators headed to the street fair. There was plenty to eat and drink to satisfy those who worked up an appetite during the parade. Full story...
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Latino music on display at Azalea Festival

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The local Latino community had a special part in Saturday's festivities. As part of the Second Annual Latin Azalea Festival, music groups from different Spanish speaking countries shared their sounds. Full story...
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Home tour shows off historic side of Wilmington

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One of the most popular events for Azalea Festival-goers today was the historic home tour. Owners of ten of downtown Wilmington’s most historic and unique homes opened their doors to the public. Full story...
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The Cat in the Tree - Updated Info !!

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We've all heard of the fictional story of The Cat in the Hat. But cat in the tree? That's a true story in Wilmington this weekend. Full story...
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Bouts, not belles

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There was some big time boxing action during Azalea Festival as 25 bouts were held Saturday afternoon at the Williston Middle School gymnasium. Full story...
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Skateboarders show off their skills

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videoThere were crowds all over downtown Wilmington Saturday at the Azalea Festival. One event that had everybody "ooh-ing" and "ahh-ing" turned out to be the skateboard trick contest at the intersection of 2nd and Market. Full story...
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Hilton hosts shag contest

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People of all ages put their dancing shoes on at the Hilton Riverside hotel Saturday for the annual shag contest. Full story...
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Altman to face death penalty

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A Wilmington man charged with double murder is now on trial for his life. Friday morning, a New Hanover County judge ruled Gerard Altman will face the death penalty if convicted. Full story...
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Swim school left high and dry by health club's closure

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A week ago, Port City Health Club closed it's doors unexpectedly. Members showed up one day and found a sign on the door, informing them the gym had closed down. The gym closure doesn't just affect the members. Full story...
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