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Three injured in Figure Eight Island boating accident

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videoThree people were injured when the boat they were in crashed into the Figure Eight Island Bridge. The accident happened around 10 Monday night. One of those people is still in the hospital. The accident involved a 24-foot Hydra-sport boat. A spokesperson for the North Carolina Wildlife Enforcement, who is investigating the case, says the boat belongs to one of the three injured people. Full story...
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Local health care professionals teaching students about nursing

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In the next few years the US will be short about 1.2 millions nurses. In Wilmington health care professionals are doing something about it now. Full story...
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Carolina Beach restaurant closes without warning

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A Carolina Beach restaurant shut its doors, but the staff says they didn't know they were out of a job. Full story...
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Three children rescued 500 yards off-shore

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videoRip currents are to blame for a scary situation off Carolina Beach. Around three Sunday afternoon three children were rescued 500 yards off the beach at Freeman Park. They were swimming off the north point of Freeman Park. A rip current dragged them from the ocean side to the inlet side. Full story...
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At-home drug testing

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Drug testing at home... It is a concept that is becoming increasingly popular in our area, but is it a way of helping teens or is it an invasion of privacy? Full story...
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Local Red Cross asking for volunteers

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To ramp up for hurricane season the American Red Cross is asking for help. The Cape Fear chapter of the American Red Cross would like to increase from 250 active volunteers to 1,000. Full story...
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Local business destroyed in fire

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videoA fire early Sunday morning left a local business in ruins and investigators trying to figure out how it happened. Business co-owner Corey Heim said, "There's absolutely nothing left. It's completely 100 percent destroyed." Full story...
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Wilmington's sewer repair project could be on fast-track

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We now know when Wilmington's sewer repair project should be completed. The State and City approved a contract that outlines a plan to fix the troubled northeast interceptor. The special order of consent contract requires the City to finish repairs to the sewer system by June of next year. Otherwise, the state will impose a fine of $1,000 per day. Full story...
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N.C. coast facing challenges of growth, rising water levels

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North Carolina's coast isn't what it used to be. The sound of seagulls competes with the grind of construction. Property values are soaring. The population is increasing and the water is rising about a tenth of an inch each year. Full story...
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Man arrested for using counterfeit money

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A Wilmington man is in jail this morning for trying to use counterfeit money in a downtown Wilmington bar. Police say 32-year-old Antonio Lentini tried to pay for a drink at the liquid room around 1:30 Sunday morning with a counterfeit $100 bill. Full story...
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Transit Authority considering beach stop

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Why doesn't the bus go to the beach? WAVE Transit says it's the number one question it gets each year. Full story...
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Arrest made in Market Street chase

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We now know who was behind the high-speed chase that ended in Wilmington Friday night. Full story...
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Airlie Garden Train Show

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The Cape Fear Model Railroad Club sponsored a free model train show Saturday at Airlie Gardens. Full story...
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Hundreds gather for pro-am Surf Fest

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videoThe second-largest surfing competition on the east coast is going on in Wrightsville Beach. The third annual pro-am Surf Fest started Friday morning. Hundreds are turning out for the pro-am competition. Full story...
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Assault suspect evades police

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videoWilmington police are looking for a man who led them on a chase last night. Despite the use of a K-9 unit and helicopter, police were unable to catch Chris Woodard. Full story...
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