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Wilmingtonian appointed to NC Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service

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Gov. Bev Perdue has appointed Tannis F. Nelson of Wilmington to the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service. Full story...
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BREAKING: Home invasion in Wrightsboro area

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New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputies are on the scene of a Home Invasion at 901 Horne Place Drive where three suspects have been detained. Full story...
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Senator Hagan makes rare visit to Port City

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Senator Kay Hagan is spending the afternoon in Wilmington today - only her third visit to the area since taking office in January, 2009. Full story...
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Touring Downtown Wilmington - there's an app for that

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Using this destination aware software, web enabled mobile phone users can quickly and easily search for events and business listings. Additionally, it will give directions through this location-based site. Full story...
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No charges filed in death of Bladen County man

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After a thorough investigation by members of the Elizabethtown Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation, and an intensive review of the evidence they collected, it had been determined that no charges will be filed against Caleb Stoker for the shooting death of Ricky Carroll. Full story...
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Survey on downtown gets city's attention

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video It's probably not a good sign when a city councilman calls Downtown Wilmington "tense - and combative." A lot of people have felt that way for a long time. But as we first told you last night - a recent survey conducted by the city proves it. More than half of those surveyed say they feel unsafe downtown. So what's a city to do? After talking with the city's spokesperson - we're not sure there actually IS a plan yet to curb violence downtown. But rest assured - it's on the city's radar now. Full story...
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Family learns painful lesson about rabies vaccination

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video Mike and Sandra Brown had to say goodbye to their precious cleetis Wednesday. The two-and-a-half-year-old German Shepard/hound mix got in a fight in his own yard with a rabid raccoon. Full story...
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City's low tax argument only part of equation

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In their arguments in favor of raising taxes, city officials say that they've only raised taxes once in the last decade, and that compared to the 10 largest cities in North Carolina, Wilmington has the second lowest tax rate. We did a little digging and found another relevant fact to consider. Full story...
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Free legal advice available Friday

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As part of the North Carolina Bar Association's statewide service day, volunteer attorneys will man phone banks from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Full story...
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Gang awareness program continues tonight

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The last "Gang 101" education session for New Hanover High Schools happens tonight. It begins at 6 p.m. at Hoggard High School. Full story...
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