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Three candidates to run for Wilmington mayor

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Three candidates are vying for the City's top job. One of those candidates is the City's current mayor, Bill Saffo, who says he wants to keep his seat over the next term. He says he'll be campaigning hard over next few months. Full story...
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Commissioners speaking out about soccer funds

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videoNew Hanover County commissioners are disagreeing over the decision to give a private soccer organization thousands of dollars. $150,000 will be given to the cape fear soccer association over the next three years. The money will help build seven soccer fields here at the park off Highway 421. Some people though, believe the money could be going to a more deserving cause. Full story...
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Lifeguards dedicate summer to training

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Lifeguarding may seem like the perfect job. What could beat getting paid to spend all day on the beach? But in reality, that's not the case. Lifeguards dedicate their entire summer to intense training. Full story...
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Charges filed in boating accident

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A Castle Hayne man is charged in last week's Figure Eight Island bridge accident. Alcohol was a factor. Full story...
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UNCW gets four million-dollar donations in fiscal year

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Great news from UNC-Wilmington Monday. For the first time in its history the school has received four donations of at least $1 million each within a single fiscal year. Full story...
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Two sisters stabbed at nightclub

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Shanetta and Latashia Stukes, both of Wilmington, were seeing the performer Young Joc when they say a woman who they believe was with the group stabbed them with a blade. Full story...
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County to give $50,000 per year to soccer association

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The Cape Fear Soccer Association got a financial kick Monday. The County approved funding for $150,000 to go to the organization. That money will be distributed over three years. Full story...
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Council Members vying to keep seats

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The deadline has passed and the candidates are ready to go. A dozen candidates have filed to run for the Wilmington City Council. Some of them are already speaking out. Laura Padgett has been on Wilmington's City Council for 12 years and is running to keep her seat. Full story...
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Wilmington man dead after shooting, car crash

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Wilmington Police say someone shot the 29-year-old through the door of his car causing him to crash into a wall at 10th and Grace Streets around 4 a.m. Monday. Full story...
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WPD looking for armed suspects

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Two armed robberies early Sunday have Wilmington Police looking for suspects. The first happened a little after two. Full story...
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Surfing for a cause

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Andrew Silvagni is a survivor. He was diagnosed with Lyme Disease three years ago, but that hasn't stopped him from getting into the water... Full story...
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Local woman in running for T-shirt design competition

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The next time you visit a J. Jill boutique you could be buying a T-shirt designed by a local woman. Full story...
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Senior Center earns certificate of excellence

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New Hanover County's Department of Aging Senior Center has earned a certificate of excellence, making the center one of the highest ranked in the state. Full story...
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Injured deputy receives "Officer Down" fund

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Law enforcement officers gathered Friday to help a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy who was badly injured in a motorcycle accident in May. Full story...
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10 new candidates to run for office

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It was a busy day Friday at the New Hanover County Board of Elections. The filing deadline was Friday at noon, and 10 new candidates signed up to run for elected office. The headline today is former Wilmington Mayor Harper Peterson, filing to run for the office again. View a complete list of candidates here Full story...
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