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New tennis complex honors trailblazer Gibson

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Tennis players in Wilmington can now fine tune their skills and honor the legacy of a tennis legend. City leaders cut the ribbon this morning to celebrate the opening of the new Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empie Park. Full story...
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UNC Board of Governors meets in Wilmington

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video The UNC Board of Governors is tealing it. After visiting UNCW, members were singing the school's praises. But there's still plenty of work to do at all schools throughout the state. Full story...
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Motorcyclist dead after Market Street crash

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The Highway Patrol says it looks like a motorcyclist's mistake cost him his life last night. Full story...
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Law enforcement honored after busy Labor Day weekend

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videoResults of the Labor Day weekend "Booze It and Lose It" campaign came out Thursday. Call it "Justice in Motion." Not just the crackdown, but the people who helped make it happen. Full story...
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Optimist Club sets up fund for kids' prescriptions

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A Wilmington civic group is jump starting a new fund to help out children in need. Optimist of the Port City established the Pediatric Pharmacy Fund. Full story...
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James Jordan murder case pulled from SBI report

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Independent reviewers have removed the murder of Michael Jordan's father from a list of cases mishandled by North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation. Former FBI assistant director Chris Swecker said Thursday that the case was pulled after a second look at documents. Full story...
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Communication a key crime-fighting tool

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video Policing Wilmington can be a tough task. Today WWAY got an inside look at the police station as lieutenants and detectives gathered to share some successes and talk about how they can continue to improve crime prevention. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Downtown group targets hip-hop listeners not to loiter downtown

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video Keep downtown safe. That's the message a new public service announcement is getting out to radio listeners in hopes that arguments come to an end. Full story...
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WPD overnight crime report; Stolen Lexus, stolen bike, building "tagged"

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The following is a summary of overnight crime reports from the Wilmington Police Department... Full story...
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ILM earns top marks from FAA

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Wilmington International Airport has received top marks from the Federal Aviation Administration once again. ILM earned a perfect score from the FAA Certification Safety Inspector for the fifth year in a row. Full story...
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