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Wilmingtonians catch Kentucky Derby fever

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Kentucky Derby parties go along with the race. City Hall in Wilmington served as the backdrop Saturday afternoon for a party to benefit the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society. Full story...
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Garden a tribute to former community supporter

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videoCommunity gardens increase a sense of community ownership and stewardship. They may also tend to foster spirit. On Saturday, there was a special feeling at the new Hillcrest Garden in the heart of Wilmington, in memory of William McDuffie whose spirit was lifted by friends and volunteers. Full story...
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Wilmington Police Department opens doors to new facility

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videoOn Saturday, the Wilmington Police Department officially opened its new headquarters on South College Road. Chief Ralph Evangelous said the new location will allow the police department to serve communities on a more personal level. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum to honor Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

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videoA new exhibit is open at the Cape Fear Museum celebrating the members of the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame.

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Turning to the salvage yard

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videoWith this recession, we're keeping our cars longer. While that's not good news for auto dealers, it is for repair shops and salvage yard operators. Full story...
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Mauceri has a certain ring to it

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It's a challenge expecting parents face… coming up with a name for their child. One local couple found a little inspiration from our newscast. Full story...
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Cooperative Bank must raise millions in capital

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Cooperative Bank is scheduled to file their 2008 fourth quarter earnings report Friday. The Wilmington based bank is in the middle of a cease and desist order from the FDIC. Cooperative must raise $25 million of capital by July in order to stay open. Full story...
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Local law enforcement spends the day giving back to the community

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The Second Annual Cops on Top fundraiser literally had cops on top of the Chick-Fil-a off Oleander Drive. Full story...
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Youngsters show off art in flower parade

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Flowers and children were blooming at Howe's Pre-Kindergarten Center on Friday. Kids have spent the past two weeks making their own unique flowers with their families and on Friday, they paraded the halls to show off their creation. Full story...
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Verdict for Wilmington man charged with running gambling operation

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There is a guilty verdict for a Wilmington man charged with running an illegal gambling operation out of his pools and spas business. Full story...
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Is there local concern about the swine flu?

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videoThere are more than 100 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, in the United States. People NewsChannel 3 spoke with said they are not too concerned about the virus right now, but one look at drug store shelves proves otherwise. Full story...
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Home insurance rates on the rise for our area

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videoIf you own a home in our area, your homeowners insurance is about to go up. Depending on where you live, the increase could be significant. Full story...
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Chief Evangelous discusses Foy and Rothen case

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The remains of two Wilmington women, Allison Jackson Foy and Angela Rothen, were found just over a year ago off Carolina Beach Road. No arrests have been made, and some have questioned the department's timing, when it came to sending out pieces of the victim's clothing for DNA testing. Full story...
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For some, odd jobs are the answer

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videoIt takes some hard work to do what a group of area guys have done; they took a bad situation, getting laid off, and turned it into cash by doing odd jobs for folks around town. Full story...
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Free dental clinic for children and adults

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If you are in need for a visit to the dentist, but can not afford it, here is your chance to get some free care. Full story...
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