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Sheriff's Department investigating who leaked Berger unemployment information

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At the request of Commissioner Brian Berger, Sheriff Ed McMahon has initiated an investigation into a possible breach of the state’s personnel policy regarding access to information contained in a personnel file. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Diligence CO temporarily relieved of command

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Cmdr. Harry Schmidt, the commanding officer of the 210-foot cutter Diligence, currently on patrol in the Caribbean, has been temporarily assigned to Coast Guard District 7 pending the final results of an administrative investigation. While the investigation has not been finalized, the circumstances that precipitated this action are associated with a grounding last month. Full story...
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WTC pieces arrive in Wilmington today

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This afternoon two pieces of the World Trade Center will arrive in the Port City to become parts of monuments to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. One monument will sit at Cape Fear Community College. The other will be at the Wilmington Fire Department's new station at Empie Park. Full story...
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Post 10 gets bumped off the mound by a new Wilmington legion baseball team

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video Wilmington Post 10 is not the only Wilmington based American Legion baseball team in New Hanover County this year. There's a new team in town. In fact the new kid on the block is the new king of the hill, at least they were on Tuesday night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: District Attorney says no laws broken releasing Berger unemployment info

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To date, there is no evldence to conclude that any crime has been committed. If facts are developed in the future that laws were violated, my office remains open to ensuring that these violations are addressed in a court of law. Full story...
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Several local players are selected on day two of MLB Draft

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video A UNCW Seahawk, two future Seahawks, a Whiteville native, a New Hanover High School graduate, and an East Bladen Eagle highlight the list of area players selected on day two of the Major League Baseball draft. Full story...
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Wilmington's budget gets city council's preliminary approval

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video Wilmington City Council met tonight for a preliminary vote on the 2011-2012 budget and unanimously approved it. With the city facing a fourth year of budget shortfalls, council members say they are attempting to compensate as best they can. Full story...
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Social media conference teaches lessons Weiner didn't learn

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video Social media experts are meeting at the Wilmington Convention Center this week trying to teach businesses the benefits of the new technology. But as the controversy surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner shows, there are also many risks. Full story...
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Kindergartener gets surprise birthday gift: Dad home from Afghanistan

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video The men and women who serve our county sacrifice a lot. Some leave their families for long periods of time and miss important moments. Today, one little girl got an early birthday present all the way from Afghanistan. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Castle Hayne Incorporation Bill passes senate

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Castle Hayne is a step closer to becoming a town. The North Carolina Senate this afternoon approved a bill to let voters decide whether to incorporate. Full story...
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