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Wilmington leaders meet to discuss possible downtown improvements

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videoHow can downtown Wilmington become a benchmark city? That was a question that was kicked around today at a state of downtown panel discussion. Full story...
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Pro surfers give kids lesson in having fun

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Hurley and the Sweetwater Surf Shop sponsored a surf contest for about 80 local children. The "Rip My Shred Stick" tour is a travelling event. Our coast was its sixth stop. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Saffo says proposed hotel ship would require funds the city doesn't have

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video The new convention center has brought in a good amount of visitors but one man says his idea will attract even more folks to the center and the rest of the Cape Fear. John Voet says his hotel ship is what Wilmington needs. He’s proposing docking the ship downtown along the river walk. But for now, Mayor Bill Saffo says the city will not be moving forward with Voet's proposal. Full story...
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Trying to impress Buzz at Buzz Peterson basketball camp

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video High school basketball players love coming to UNCW to play on the Trask Coliseum floor. Seahawk head coach Buzz Peterson loves being to watch the players. It's a recruiting perk of having student athletes on campus. Full story...
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Two teachers suddenly dismissed from charter school, parents and teachers speak out

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video After two teachers were suddenly dismissed from a Wilmington charter school, parents, students and faculty are speaking out. Full story...
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Hammerheads win Open Cup thriller

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video The Wilmington Hammerheads beat Charlotte on Tuesday. This wasn't just a typical run of the mill win. This was a come from behind overtime thriller. As a result, the Hammerheads advance in the US Open Cup. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves budget

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Council members gave final approval to the $85 million budget they've been working through for months. The tough economy sparked reduced spending. City employees will not receive a pay increase and construction and maintenance costs are cut to a bare minimum. The budget does not call for a property tax increase or layoffs. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Owner wants to bring hotel ships to Wilmington

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video The Convention Center has brought folks to Wilmington, but is it enough? Some folks say the lack of lodging is keeping them from choosing the Cape Fear facility. One man says he has a solution. Full story...
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Summer program targets science, math, technology skills

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Some middle school students are getting a helping hand with math, science and technology during their summer break. They are working on those skills through fun, hands-on camp activities at the annual Junior Seahawk Academy this week at UNCW. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fewer deputies at future New Hanover Commission meetings

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Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Jerry Brewer says there will not be as many deputies at future meetings as yesterday. Brewer says there were six deputies this week to make sure the new system worked and to cover an alternative handicap entrance. Full story...
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