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UNCW trustees approve three finalists for chancellor

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Today, the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Wilmington approved a list of three finalists to recommend to UNC President Thomas Ross for the post of UNCW chancellor. The slate of candidates had been recommended by the UNCW Chancellor Search Committee to the Board of Trustees for its approval. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington Chamber asking for Arts Council support; But only if government ponies up tax dollars too

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The Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce sent an email out today (copy below) encouraging business members to join them in pledging their support for a local arts council. But they'll only have to ante up if local government does too. Full story...
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UNCW Surf Team wins East Coast Championships; Headed to Nationals in June

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The nationally-ranked surf team took home the first place title for the third consecutive year at the 2011 National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) East Coast Championships held in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Full story...
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2011 season starts Saturday for Hammerheads

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video After a one year absence the Wilmington Hammerheads are back. They'll start the regular season at Legion Stadium on Saturday with a home game against the Rochester Rhinos. Full story...
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SATURDAY: Protect yourself from Identity Theft

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We want to help protect you from being a victim of Identity Theft. We're teaming up with Crescent State Bank and DTS Data Technology and are hosting a Spring Shred Day Saturday at the bank location at 1508 Military Cutoff Road from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Full story...
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UPDATE: Study Barfield cited on Gravely impact doesn't exist

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This morning on "The Big Talker FM," New Hanover County Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield referenced an economic study the county did on the USS Gravely's visit. He said the commission used the study to help justify giving the commissioning committee $25,000 to help host their parties. Problem is, no one knows what study he's talking about. Full story...
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Former state superintendent Craig Phillips dies at 88

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Former state education superintendent Craig Phillips died this morning in Wilmington. He was 88. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Gas prices close in on $3.80 a gallon in Wilmington

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Gas prices continue to climb this week and are closing in on $3.80 a gallon at many stations across the city. Full story...
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Debbie Yow headlines NCADA conference

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Downtown Wilmington is the site for the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association conference. Two-hundred-fifty high school AD's are in town for the three-day event. Full story...
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Drivers start to cut back on gas as prices rise

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According to MasterCard SpendingPulse, which tracks spending at 140,000 service stations, gas sales have fallen for five weeks in a row. Full story...
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