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City Council candidates to have runoff

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With 12 candidates in the race for City Council a runoff appeared almost inevitable. And so it is. Full story...
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Saffo to stay in mayor's office

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videoBill Saffo stays in the mayor's office. He pulled away from former Mayor Harper Peterson in convincing fashion as the night went on. Justin LaNasa finished a distant third. People cleared out of the government center at about 10:30 Tuesday night. It took a little longer than usual to get the vote totals because this year, the Board of Elections had poll workers drive the votes in instead of phone them in as in years past. Full story...
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Polls closed, officials total results

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Voters had until 7:30 p.m. to cast their ballots for Wilmington mayor and three City Council candidates. Then came the counting. Full story...
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Some voters confused by polling stations

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videoPoll workers said turnout was a bit lower than expected. They said some voters were confused about where they should go. If you're not sure which precinct you're in you can call the Board of Elections at 798-7330. Full story...
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High school students operate cranes, bulldozers

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It's not every day high school students get to operate cranes and bulldozers. That's just what an estimated 600 juniors and seniors did at the Department of Transportation's construction career day. Full story...
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New Hanover County voters had chance to register, vote on same day

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New Hanover County voters had the opportunity to register and vote all on the same day, but the cutoff to do so was three days ago. Full story...
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Poll workers see stream of voters

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The polls opened at 6:30 Tuesday morning. Poll workers say they generally saw a slow, steady stream of early morning voters. Full story...
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Marine-based research group needs funding

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A marine-based research group in Wilmington may not be around much longer if it doesn't get the state funding it needs. Full story...
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City to elect Mayor, 3 council members

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videoIt's Election Day in Wilmington Tuesday and the three candidates vying for mayor spent Monday doing some last-minute campaigning. In some cases that meant going door-to-door. The candidates were busy meeting people, handing out information and just getting their names out there. Full story...
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City Council candidates getting message out in final hours before election

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videoIt's getting down to the wire. Candidates running for Wilmington City Council have less than 24 hours left to get their message out to the public. Full story...
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Domestic violence center seeking entries for chili cook-off

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Do have what you think is an award-winning chili recipe? If so, you can win some big prizes and help a good cause at the same time. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Merchants Association holding public forum Monday night

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The Wrightsville Beach Merchants Association is holding a public forum Monday night so residents can get a chance to hear from all seven alderman candidates. Full story...
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Man exposes himself to female victims

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videoWilmington Police need your help finding a man who is exposing himself to women and in some cases, assaulting them. Full story...
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Gun scare forces tighter security at high school

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A gun scare at New Hanover High School Thursday had law enforcement stepping up security at their football game Friday night. Full story...
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WPD, Sheriff's office face off on basketball court

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Wilmington Police faced off against the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office on the basketball court. Full story...
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