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62nd Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival: April 1-5, 2009

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The 62nd Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival will be held April 1-5, 2009 in the greater Wilmington area. The Festival is a celebration of Wilmington’s exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture during its five days of entertainment that includes: a parade, street fair, circus, concerts, pageantry, and all that is Southern. Full story...
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Drivers causing traffic issues in the Masonboro Loop area

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The Wilmington Police Department wants to raise awareness about a traffic issue in the Masonboro Loop area. Full story...
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Man threatens to jump from downtown Wilmington building

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Around 4:30 p.m., police closed off a couple blocks of Front Street after a man threatened to jump from the top of the Murchison Building, on the corner of Front and Chestnut streets. Full story...
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Anthony Pierce charged with second-degree murder for Officer Matthews' death

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videoAfter two days of testimony and deliberation, a New Hanover County grand jury has indicted Anthony Pierce on murder charges in connection with the death of Wilmington police officer Rich Matthews. Full story...
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More delays possible with Wrightsville Beach bridge

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Construction on the Wrightsville Beach bridge could be extended once again. Now officials say the work could continue until March 29th. Full story...
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Swap and Shop time nears for prom night

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Wilmington Health Access for Teens is sponsoring its sixth annual Prom Dress Swap and Shop on Friday. Full story...
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Rabies case confirmed

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On Sunday, Animal Control captured what neighbors off Wrightsville Ave. believed to be a rabid raccoon. That raccoon tested positive for the disease on Tuesday. Full story...
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Study to track bacteria makes a colorful splash at Wrightsville Beach

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The water at Wrightsville Beach turned red and green Tuesday. Wrightsville Beach and UNCW performed a companion study to track bacteria found in the water. Full story...
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Toy box trouble

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videoA Wilmington man said he paid in advance for furniture from a local hardware store, and now he's worried he's being toyed with. Full story...
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Indictment delayed for Anthony Pierce

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videoThe grand jury decision on whether to indict Anthony Pierce has been put off until Tuesday morning. Pierce was driving the vehicle Wilmington police officers were chasing the night Officer Rich Matthews crashed his car and died. Full story...
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UNCW education job fair hosts record number of teachers-to-be

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videoWith the national unemployment rate over eight percent, competition for jobs is becoming even fiercer. Full story...
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New Hanover County puts off layoffs

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New Hanover County employees will have to wait another week to find out if they'll keep their jobs. Full story...
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Some downtown businesses will be without power Monday

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Repairs to the Water Street bulkhead are almost complete, but not without a third power outage for nearby businesses. Full story...
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Eight tail-waggers celebrate a special first birthday

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Happy birthday to Bubba, Teddy, Sweetie Pie, Kera, Ivy Jane, Woody Basil, Elvis and Vegas; they all turned one Sunday, thanks to a great group of adoptive parents. Full story...
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Anthony Pierce expected to be indicted Monday

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Pierce was the driver of the vehicle that Officer Richard Matthews chased the night he crashed his car and died. Full story...
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