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Silvagni reflects on capturing gold

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video Fourth of July weekend didn't turn out so well for team USA at the Billabong ISA World Surfing Games. They finished in eighth. However Kure Beach local Tony Silvagni continued to advance in the longboard contest, eventually claiming the gold medal. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: More video from night trooper arrested attorney's wife

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video Coming up tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3, we continue to follow the investigation of two state troopers accused of intimidation. It's a story WWAY broke last week. Full story...
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Family, piece of World Trade Center unharmed in fire that destroyed home

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video A man who risked his life as a New York firefighter at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, is now homeless. Flames engulfed his home in New Hanover County this morning, and investigators are still trying to figure out why. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Murdered woman's fiance found body, neighbors stunned

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video A woman found dead in her Wilmington home was discovered by her fiance, according to a 911 call. Listen to the call inside. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington's budget concerns highlighted in New York Times

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Wilmington, N.C., is not Camden, N.J., which laid off half its police force this year. It is not Detroit, which is closing half of its public schools. But like local governments across the country, the City of Wilmington has been demonstrably diminished by five years of unyielding economic despair. That a place like Wilmington, until recently a real estate boom town, would defer a purchase as essential as a fire truck for even one year, much less five, speaks to the withering toll. Full story...
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Wilmington's 4th of July... It's a blast!!

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video Check out Wilmington's Fourth of July fireworks celebration. The weather was perfect. The fireworks were impressive. Click play video to see our report from Monday night. Full story...
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Goolsby upset with trooper allegations

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North Carolina Senator Thom Goolsby released a statement, expressing his frustration with the letter from Hoyt Tessener and the allegations against state troopers Edward Wyrick and Andrew Smith, that has them on administrative duty. Full story...
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Fireworks ready to fly along Cape Fear River

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video The fireworks are set up for the Battleship Blast in Wilmington and ready to amaze tonight's 4th of July crowd. More than 2,000 fireworks are set up across the river in Battleship Park. Full story...
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Woman found dead in Pine Valley Drive home

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video A Wilmington neighborhood is shocked and looking for answers after a woman was found dead in her home early this morning. Police say the victim was 59-year-old Carol Johnson. Full story...
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Diligence home in time to celebrate Independence Day

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video This Independence Day, those who serve our country patrolling our waterways are celebrating with family and friends. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to port this morning. Full story...
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