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Public information meeting Thursday for Monkey Junction annexation

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Residents wanting to know more about the proposed annexation of Monkey Junction will get their chance Thursday night.The City of Wilmington is holding a public information meeting. Full story...
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Land donated to CFCC for research

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Cape Fear Community College has become the owner of the newly established Judia Blackburn Sanders Nature Preserve in New Hanover County. Full story...
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UNCW students talk business with new Hard Rock Park owner

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UNCW students are getting down to business. Wednesday, executives gave them the inside scoop about the business world. Students were able to ask questions and hear about ways to jump-start their business careers once they graduate. Full story...
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UNCW hosts its second Seniors Health Fair

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Calling all senior citizens. Thursday, the UNCW School of Nursing is inviting you to take part in the Second Annual Seahawks and Seniors Health Fair. Full story...
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Self-contained communities a growing trend

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videoShoppers said what makes Mayfaire so appealing is that they can get their shopping done while getting some fresh air at the same time. Experts said Mayfaire’s success has started a trend in our area. Economist Woody Hall said people are attracted to places where they can find shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Full story...
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Taxi permits more expensive to acquire

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Getting a taxi permit in the city of Wilmington is going to take a few more steps, which will ultimately cost the cab driver more money, but may make our streets safer. Full story...
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Home sales showing signs of rebounding

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Home sales nationwide unexpectedly rose 4.7 percent in February, but they were down more than 40 percent compared to February of 2008. In Wilmington, home sales increased by a 4.9 percent margin compared to January of this year. Full story...
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Another case of rabies?

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New Hanover County is testing another raccoon for rabies. Employees at the Tidal Market on the corner of Wrightsville and Greenville avenues said they saw a raccoon near the front entrance acting erratically. Full story...
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Update: Body found in Cape Fear River

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A boater made a startling discovery Tuesday afternoon. A body was discovered floating in the Cape Fear River near the battleship around 5:00 p.m. Full story...
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Five from WPD honored at City Council meeting; approved parking lot and dock for fire boat

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videoFor law enforcement officers, saving lives is part of the job. But it is not every day they are recognized for their bravery. Some Wilmington police officers, along with a Good Samaritan, were honored at Tuesday night's City Council meeting for a job well done. Full story...
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One of a kind specialist is improving lives of local children

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videoA new medical specialist in our area is changing the lives of families in more ways than one. The Picken family had no idea just how much the diagnoses of diabetes would not only change the life of seven-year-old Madison, but their entire family. Full story...
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Special Olympic athletes go head-to-head in the pool

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One hundred thirty high school and college athletes showed off their stuff by taking a dip in the pool. It was part of the annual Special Olympics competition at the YMCA in Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire cracking down on overcrowded downtown businesses

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Fire officials said some business owners do not pay attention to the occupancy limit. They said cramming too many people in a space means it is harder to get people out in case of an emergency. Full story...
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Titan moratorium discussed at Senate hearing Tuesday

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videoFor the second time in three years, state legislators could make a law to slow or even stop the development of a controversial project in our area. Full story...
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City Council to discuss new parking lot and Wrightsville Beach fire boat

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Tuesday night the City Council will discuss a recommendation to use $750,000 from the city's parking fund to buy land for a parking lot. The council will also take up an agreement with Wrightsville Beach for a new fire boat dock along the Intracoastal Waterway. Full story...
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