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Residents looking to close public beach access

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A pathway to the beach is the focus of a major controversy for some Wrightsville Beach residents. Full story...
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Finding a healthy balance for school lunches

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Packing lunches for your kids can often be tricky. You want them to be healthy, but you also want them to eat what you pack. Experts say most kids actually like healthy food. It just needs to be prepared the right way. Full story...
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Wilmington man's architectural work honored

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A Wilmington man who made his mark on the architecture world was honored Friday. A ceremony at the Bellamy Mansion revealed a highway historical marker named for Robert R. Taylor. Full story...
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Local high school student writes children's book

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Seventeen-year-old Carolyn Goodin seems like most high school kids. The Trask High School senior likes hanging out with friends and is studying for her SATs. You can also add author and illustrator to her list of accomplishments. Full story...
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UNCW competing in annual blood challenge

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UNCW is competing with other schools in the Colonial Athletic Association Monday in something a little bigger than sports. Full story...
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Local companies could bring new jobs to area

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Two local companies could bring nearly one-thousand new jobs to the area. New Hanover County commissioner Nancy Pritchett says negotiations are still in the talking stages, but the county is offering $13 million in incentives to GE-Hitachi and Invista to expand. Full story...
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Local property foreclosures on the rise

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More and more local homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments. And that's led to a surge in the number of property foreclosures. It's no secret the real estate market has softened. But this is the first time in years that there's been an increase in the number of foreclosures in our area. Full story...
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New Hanover County assistant county manager retiring to become minister

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videoAfter 35 years of public service New Hanover County's assistant county manager is stepping down. Pat Melvin has spent her entire adult life serving in the New Hanover County government. Full story...
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Bradley Creek Elementary receives grant

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Progress Energy donated $30,000 to a Chamber of Commerce program that gives money to teacher scholarships. This year's recipient was Ann Lineberry, physical education teacher at Bradley Creek Elementary. Full story...
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Group donates thousands to abused children

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Thanks to a local foundation headed by a motorcycle mama abused children in our area will be getting more help. Full story...
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Raleigh reporter-turned-author releases 'Smotherhood' book

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It's often a chore in itself, finding time to balance family and a career. Raleigh crime reporter and now author Amanda Lamb takes a humorous approach to the topic with her new book "Smotherhood." Full story...
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DOT official: State likely to accept Sunset Beach bridge bid

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A Department of Transportation engineer says the state is likely to accept the low bid to build a new Sunset Beach bridge even though it's higher than the state's estimate. Full story...
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Delair speaks out about financial troubles

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videoWilmington City Council woman Pat Delair speaks out about her financial troubles and recent criticism that she may be unfit to be a city leader. Full story...
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Home renovations on the rise

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videoWith the popularity of home improvement shows like "Extreme Makeover," and "Trading Spaces," home remodeling has become a national trend. It has also become a financial fallback position for families in Wilmington's turbulent housing market. Full story...
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WPD officer hit with own bullet

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A Wilmington Police officer was wounded Tuesday morning, hit by his own bullet. Investigators say the officer was training at the firing range when he got hit in the arm with a bullet fragment. Full story...
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