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Despite water restrictions, city's irrigation still flowing

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Despite mandatory water restrictions that left even firefighters scrambling for water to use, sprinklers in new medians on Front Street continued to flow Friday afternoon. Full story...
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Car jumps median, slams into Wrightsville Beach drawbridge

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Historic bridge in Wrightsville Beach takes a beating Friday night. Permanent repairs will likely be made on Monday. Full story...
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Bladen teens learn the ropes of firefighting

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Bladen County firefighters say they have a shortage of volunteers. So they're volunteering their time to train teens. Full story...
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Elizabethtown breaks ground on farmers market

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video Even the 110 degree heat index didn't stop a crowd from seeing the big day firsthand. The Cape Fear Farmer's Market will be located on the old Red and White grocery store property. Full story...
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Wilmington researchers try to help solve adolescent depression

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video Overcoming depression can be an uphill battle, especially because the symptoms are difficult to recognize. This is especially true for teenagers. Full story...
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CFPUA increases MANDATORY water conservation

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At this time all customers are advised that CFPUA has increased its water use advisory to STAGE 4 MANDATORY WATER USE RESTRICTIONS which prohibits all outdoor and non-essential use until further notice. Violations can result in citations of $500 for each occurrence and/or disconnection. Full story...
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Abduction suspect still on the run

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The Columbus County Sheriff's Office is still searching for the man they say abducted his two children. Full story...
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Man charged with rape, kidnapping five days after prison release

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Held at knifepoint and raped by someone she knew. The suspect? A man just released from prison. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum sends Confederate flag away for preservation

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With gloves on and ready to pack, museum staff wrapped, packed and boxed the second of two Civil War-era flags today. They're going to Minnesota on Monday to be conserved. Full story...
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Blue Dog McIntyre votes against extending unemployment benefits

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The 10 Democrats opposing, including nine members of 54-member fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition were: Reps. Marion Berry (Ark.), Baron Hill (Ind.), Heath Shuler (N.C.), Bobby Bright (Ala.), Jim Cooper (Tenn.) Glenn Nye, (Va.), Betsy Markey (Colo.), Walt Minnick (Idaho) and Mike McIntyre (N.C.). Full story...
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