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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington gas prices edging towards $3.50

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According to NorthCarolinaGasPrices.com, the highest gas price in Wilmington (in the last 24 hours) is $3.47 at the Exxon at 5325 South College Road. Full story...
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Former Wilmington Fire Chief, councilman mourned

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A former Wilmington Fire Chief died yesterday morning. Robert D. Shipp had just turned 94. Full story...
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Wave to test two-way trolley downtown

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After receiving feedback from downtown businesses and organizations, Wave Transit will modify the downtown Wilmington trolley route on a trial basis starting Monday. Full story...
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Piedmont buys controlling interest in Crescent State Bank

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Piedmont Community Bank agreed to purchase a majority interest in Crescent State Bank - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Piedmont paid $75 million to obtain a 66 percent stock share in the bank with the option to purchase more bank stock and increase ownership. Full story...
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DA talks to AG about regional crime lab

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video During a visit to Wilmington today, Attorney General Roy Cooper discussed building a regional crime lab in southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Study finds 'Grey's Anatomy' shapes viewers' reality

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video "Grey's Anatomy" has been captivating audiences since it premiered back in 2005. But it may be having a bigger effect than you may think. Full story...
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21 and still counting for the UNCW women's basketball team

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Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's team now has 21 victories. It's hard to believe, but the women's basketball program at UNCW has become significant in less than one full season. It used to be a program that flew below the radar, but that's not the case any more. The team has two more regular season games remaining. If the Seahawks win the CAA Tournament in March they'll earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW student talks about surviving NZ quake

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video While the devastation in New Zealand seems so far from home for most of us, one UNC Wilmington student is in the center of it. WWAY's Asha Davé spoke with her via skype this afternoon, and while they were talking, a tremor shook her room. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Car owners would pay for Wave's beach bus plan

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video Years ago the main way to get from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was by trolley. If Wave Transit gets its way, the Beach Car may again roll to the ocean, but it would come at a price. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Two puppies beaten and killed with hammer

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Someone killed two puppies by striking them on their heads. The two pups were in a ditch. One already was dead. The other had visible injuries but was still alive. Full story...
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