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At 56, officer is WPD's oldest rookie

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videoSometimes, it can take a while to realize your dream. For one man his dream was to become a police officer. And he didn't let his age stand in the way. Officer Laurence Egerton is one of Wilmington's finest. You'd think Officer Egerton had been on the job for many years. At 56, Officer Egerton is Wilmington's oldest rookie. Full story...
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Pier is local landmark

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videoIf you've ever visited Wrightsville Beach, there's no doubt you've caught a glimpse of Johnny Mercer's Pier -- a local landmark and as one man describes "the gem of this beach town." Full story...
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Local law enforcement teaming up to fight violent crime

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videoLocal law enforcement agencies are teaming up to tackle violent crime in the greater Wilmington area. Police aren't sure if recent shooting are gang-related, but cracking down on gangs is one way they are trying to curb violent crime. Full story...
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State employee connected to Wright's investigation retires

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A state employee subpoenaed in connection with Representative Thomas Wright's campaign finance investigation has resigned in the midst of the scandal. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach installing security cameras

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Wild behavior at Wrightsville Beach is making news around the state. The town has allocated $10,000 to purchase surveillance cameras for the beach's downtown area. Full story...
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Covered signs are for work on bridge

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As you drive around Wilmington you may have noticed road signs, covered over with black. And you may be wondering what's hiding underneath. You can see them as you drive north on Martin Luther King Highway and again as you head back toward town. They're not just on the highways a few can be spotted on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach adding police presence to control raucous crowds

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There's too much revelry in Wrightsville Beach. Locals say the bar district is overrun with people trespassing, urinating, vomiting, and fighting. Full story...
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Tips for making your home environmentally friendly

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People all over the world this weekend attended tuned in and logged on for the Live Earth concert series that promoted going green. So what can you do to make your home environmentally friendly? Full story...
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Arrested doctor speaks out about closed clinic

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videoFirst we brought you the story of Atlantic Health Clinic in Wilmington abruptly shutting down. Then we discovered authorities arrested the doctor at the clinic. Now Dr. Wesley Johnson is speaking exclusively to WWAY NewsChannel 3's Meghan Torjussen about his arrest, saying it's not what it seems. Full story...
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Murder victim's mother wants justice

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The mother of a man killed more than three months ago still wants justice for her son. Someone killed Ronald Conyers Jr. in March. His case remains unsolved. Full story...
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Pool safety important for children

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videoKids and swimming pools, it can be a deadly combination. Pool safety experts say it only takes a second for a child to get injured, or drown, but there are things parents can do to keep their kids safe. Full story...
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City council to get new members next year

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videoThere may be some new faces on City Council next year. Friday was the first day for council members to file for election. Full story...
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Saffo wants to stay mayor

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videoBill Saffo wants to keep his job as Wilmington's mayor. He made it official Friday. The mayor of Wilmington says he's in. He filed his candidacy for mayor Friday. Mayor Saffo was greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters outside the board of elections. He says repairing the sewers and bringing good paying jobs to Wilmington are his top two priorities. Full story...
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Preventing Skin Cancer

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videoAccording to the National Institute of Health, one out of every 40 Americans has a potentially fatal form of skin cancer. Dermatologists say it can potentially be avoided by knowing the best sunscreen for your skin. Full story...
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Gas leak forces evacuation downtown

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videoA gas leak forced an evacuation in downtown Wilmington Thursday. Contract crews cleaning sewer lines on Front Street between Ann and Dock pierced the gas pipe. Full story...
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