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Wilmington's gay and church communities respond to possible new amendment

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video North Carolina is one of the last states in the Southeast without a constitutional amendment making it clear that marriage is only legal between a woman and a man. That all might change come May after the North Carolina General Assembly recently agreed to put an amendment banning gay marriage on next year's ballot. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: State fines Progress Energy for death at Wilmington plant

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The North Carolina Department of Labor has fined Progress Energy after a death at the company's L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant in Wilmington. Cory Rogers, 24, died March 15 after hydrogen gas exploded during maintenance. READ THE CITATIONS INSIDE Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Free ride leads to carjacking

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A weekend carjacking landed a suspect in jail and an alleged victim in the hospital. One of the victims says the situation could have been much worse. Full story...
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Legends tennis returns to Landfall this weekend

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video After a nine year absence the Landfall Legends tennis event is returning to the Country of Landfall. Former US Open champion Tracy Austin headlines the list of pros that will play in Wilmington this weekend. Full story...
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CFPUA bond sale means more rate hikes down the road

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A leaky, out-dated water system means repairs, and that means money. And guess who gets to pay? Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wrightsville Beach has highest median home value in the state

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Wrightsville Beach has the highest median home value in the state, according to an analysis of federal data by American City Business Journals. The median value of Wrightsville Beach houses is $983,000 -- the 130th highest in the country. Full story...
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More time passes with no answers in Pine Valley murder

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It's been more than two months since a woman was killed in her own home, but still no one has been charged with her murder. Wilmington Police say investigators are still waiting on forensic evidence to come back. Full story...
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Hanover Hall renovations at UNCW are complete, perfect nest for Seahawk volleyball

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video Renovations to Hanover Hall on the campus of UNC Wilmington are complete. Hanover Hall is home to the Seahawk women's volleyball team. The Seahawks hosted Coastal Carolina on Tuesday night. Full story...
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UPDATE: Judge clarifies stance; will let media in Berger hearing

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District Court Judge Sandra Ray Criner says she will allow reporters into her courtroom during a protective order hearing Friday involving New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Cameras will not be allowed in. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: American flag honoring 9/11 victims burned

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video To honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, Jason and Jennifer Saucier hung an American flag outside of their business. Two days later, they came back to find their proud display of patriotism charred and smoldering on the ground. Full story...
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