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Public hearing Tuesday night concerning annexation of Monkey Junction

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Tuesday night is your chance to speak your mind on the proposed annexation of Monkey Junction. Wilmington City Council is meeting to discuss resolutions to approve two voluntary annexations in the Monkey Junction area. Full story...
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Downtown bars packed as fans watch UNC win national championship

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It was a Carolina blue kind of night Monday. Sports bars were packed with UNC fans Monday night as the Tar Heels battled Michigan State for the NCAA National Basketball Championship. Full story...
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Jordan heading to Hall

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More than five years after ending one of the greatest careers in basketball history, Michael Jordan is heading to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Hagan tours locations of local projects

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videoWith federal stimulus money heading our way, Senator Kay Hagan toured sites in our area where the money will be flowing. She made two stops in our area that will see major changes in the coming months. Full story...
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Tornado touches down in Bladen County

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videoA tornado watch Monday morning in Bladen County quickly turned into the real thing. Residents of homes destroyed by the twister are already busy picking up the pieces. Full story...
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Group protests Titan Cement at Monday meeting

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A large group gathered to protest the proposed Titan America cement plant in Castle Hayne before Monday’s NHC Commissioners meeting. Full story...
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City of Wilmington looking to cut budget for 2009-2010

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Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo called the outcome of Monday's City Work session sobering. The city will have to cut its budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. How much is not yet certain. Full story...
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Wilmington attorney Tom Pollard announces retirement

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The City of Wilmington's top attorney has announced his retirement. After almost 27 years in his position, City Attorney Tom Pollard will retire in June. Full story...
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New Hanover County recycling center reopens

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A New Hanover County recycling center that closed down will reopen thanks to a strong show of support from area residents. Full story...
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Rapid rubbish removal after Azalea Festival

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Over the weekend, downtown Wilmington clean-up crews picked up more than 14 tons of trash. To put that into perspective, during an average week, they pick up under one ton of garbage. Full story...
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CFCC cosmetology program looking good

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Cape Fear Community College students aren't blushing over their latest award. Over the weekend, Cape Fear cosmetology students earned the top spot at the salon professionals’ competition. Full story...
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Nicholas Brown takes plea deal surrounding murder of Willie Duane Davis

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A man accused of a Christmas Eve shooting in 2006 has pled guilty to the crime. Nicholas Brown was in the car with three other men, when 23-year-old Willie Duane Davis was gunned down on 14th Street in Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington feline rescued from trip up a tree

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videoIt is a story about a Wilmington feline that's been nestled in a tree for four days and three nights. One neighborhood banded together to help it out.

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Beautiful weather helps stimulate Azalea Festival economy

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videoWilmington was buzzing with activity this weekend. It is estimated that some 300,000 people attended Azalea Festival events. WWAY's Joe Mauceri caught up with a few at the street fair, who did their part to stimulate the local economy. Full story...
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Hagan to visit Nesbitt Court during trip to Wilmington

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Senator Kay Hagan visits our area Monday. She will tour and survey the Old Nesbitt Court Housing Project in Wilmington, which closed in 2007. It is one of the Shovel Ready projects impacted by the federal stimulus bill. Full story...
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