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Wilmington man with unique challenge creates works of art to honor victims of 9/11

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video Rachard McIntyre has a special gift for art, but says he always felt a little different. He was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a high-functioning type of Autism in his early 20’s.He started drawing and painting at the age of five and since then has devoted most nights to creating artwork.Last year he decided to create something with great personal meaning. His drawings commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Full story...
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Sharks can't hold lead in season opener

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video The Wilmington Sharks took an early lead on Tuesday, but the Sharks couldn't hold the lead against the Fayetteville Swampdogs. Don't forget about Thursday's game at Buck Hardee Field. It'll be "WWAY Shirt Off Our Back Night." Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Neighbors react to HOA's decision to fine resident for patriotic display

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On Memorial Day, Willoughby Park resident Kelly Hill had a choice between removing a flag on her front door supporting her son, who is fighting in Afghanistan, or face a fine from the homeowner’s association. Full story...
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McIntyre to vote against raising debt ceiling

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The US House of Representatives votes tonight on a bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion. It's not expected to pass, because the measure contains no spending cuts. Full story...
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As synthetic drugs become illegal, 'relaxation brownies' still available

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video We told you last week about a drug craze that becomes illegal tomorrow. With a ban on bath salts and other synthetic drugs going into effect, many folks are looking for legal ways to get high, or in some cases low. Full story...
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Port, river issues focus of joint federal effort in Wilmington

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Daily operations along the Cape Fear River will be more efficient thanks to a new joint effort in Wilmington. Full story...
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Healthier food options coming to six New Hanover elementary schools

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Healthier foods are coming to six New Hanover elementary schools this fall. They have been selected to participate in the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Full story...
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All hands on deck for Memorial Day ceremony on Battleship North Carolina

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video The deck of the USS North Carolina was packed Memorial Day with people paying their respects to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Full story...
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Sharks season starts Tuesday night

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video Another sure sign of the season is approaching. The boys of summer are back. The Wilmington Sharks summer league baseball team will play their first game of the season at home on Tuesday night at Buck Hardee Field. Click play video to meet the players. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: HOA threatens to fine military mom for tribute to troops

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video The mother of a US soldier serving overseas says her homeowners association has threatened to fine her for her tribute to the troops. Full story...
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