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Area schools struggle to meet higher AYP standards

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videoThe grades are in for area schools, and many did not pass with flying colors. Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, scores show that school districts have their work cut out for them if they want to meet federal standards. Full story...
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Even as end nears 'One Tree Hill' still draw fans to Wilmington

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videoThe crew of "One Tree Hill" moved down Front Street from their unofficial homebase of Clothes Over Bros today. Aubrianna's restaurant was the site of today's shoot in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Police search for missing man

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An 18-year-old Wilmington man is missing. Police are looking for Al'quon Flowers. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Tropical Storms Bret and Cindy pose no direct threat to our area

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videoTwo tropical systems are off the east coast, but neither one is expected to make landfall or pose any threat to our area. Full story...
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Man rescued from hole after searching for antique bottles in downtown Wilmington

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video Crews rescued a man Wednesday night after he was buried up to his chest in a hole dug behind a home in downtown Wilmington. While digging for historic bottles in a backyard, the ground collapsed around him. Full story...
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Hagan says failure to reach agreement on debt would be devastating

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video WWAY spoke to Sen. Kay Hagan Wednesday via satellite. She said a bipartisan agreement on the debt ceiling is needed now. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Clean up continues for Wilmington meth lab

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videoAfter drugs and other items used to make meth were removed from an apartment in Wimbledon Chase over the weekend, residents say investigators have been working to clear the apartment. Some neighbors say they are concerned that the toxins from the lab may have gotten into their apartments. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Four New Hanover Co. schools fail to meet 'Adequate Yearly Progress' goals

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Four New Hanover County schools scored a 59% or less meeting this year's Adequate Yearly Progress goals. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fisherman catches shark off Kure Beach

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This morning at around 6:15am, Mary Davis, who was out for her daily morning walk looking for shark's teeth, came across a lot more than just teeth. This morning she stumbled across an entire shark near the M Ave. beach access. Full story...
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THE RANT: Mayor Saffo, where are all the jobs you promised?

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video In his January 2009 State of the City address, Mayor Bill Saffo told the city the convention center, "is the largest construction project in the region, and currently creating hundreds of desperately needed jobs." He went on to say 1,000 people would be involved in the construction, and 1,200 will work there. Really, Mr. Mayor? Full story...
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