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USCGC Diligence comes home

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video Hundreds of people lined up along the Cape Fear River Monday afternoon to greet the sailors aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. After a number of fire and flood drills and a thorough inspection of the vessel diligence and her crew were declared "ready for sea" and allowed to return to Wilmington. Full story...
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Small stores look forward to big weekend

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video There's no doubt the larger chain stores love the tax free holiday, but smaller stores, like Leinwand's in Elizabethtown, do, as well. They say it gives customers a reason to come into their shops and start spending. Full story...
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McIntyre checks how IP uses stimulus funds

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Rep. Mike McIntyre made a special visit today to a Columbus County paper mill. The Congressman met with company leaders from International Paper to discuss how the mill has been able to sustain jobs during this tough economy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 12-foot alligator removed from Greenfield Lake

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Green turtles and green algae are things you expect to see during a stroll along the shores of Greenfield Lake. Today, though, a 12-foot alligator estimated to be around 600 pounds gave visitors a sight they'll never forget. Full story...
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Tall ship could cost city a tall price

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video A tall ship is apparently too tall for Downtown Wilmington. The Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle was scheduled to sail in to town Friday and dock at the riverfront, but it's height has organizers scrambling for a back-up plan for visitors. Full story...
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Young entrepreneurs profit off produce

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video Some recent college grads are literally reaping the fruits of their labor. Chris Hutchens, Sven Wallin and Andrew Cameron put their college degrees on the back-burners and are now rookie entrepreneurs. Full story...
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Sidewalk Cafes and Business Opportunities at the New Convention Center

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The City of Wilmington will discuss downtown sidewalk cafes at the next council meeting Tuesday Night. Plus local businesses – including small, minority and women-owned businesses – are invited to attend a forum on business opportunities that will be available at the new Convention Center when it opens. Full story...
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CFPUA has 4th water line break in less than two weeks

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Another water line broke this weekend at Princess Place Drive and 30th Street. It's the fourth line for the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority to break in eleven days. Full story...
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Tanker crash shuts down NC 87 in Bladen County

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An early-morning accident involving two tanker trucks led to a big cleanup in Bladen County. It happened around 4:30 a.m. on NC 87 near the Cumberland County line. Full story...
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Wilmington Police investigating 2nd murder of the year

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The Wilmington Police Department is investigating the death of a 23-year-old Wilmington man on Sunday morning as a homicide, according to a statement from a department spokesperson. Full story...
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