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Driver accused of kicking girls off school bus waits again

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The bus driver who allegedly kicked two 13-year-old girls off the bus and abandoned them in a crime-ridden part of Wilmington was back in court today. Doug Farrow is charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: PPD building damaged after water leak

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A major water pipe into the PPD Headquarters building burst Sunday night, flooding the first floor and damaging the second. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Local family rescued after boat sinks

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video Ricky Sykes, who owns the local Ram Jack franchise, says seas were swelling at more than nine feet when the 41-foot "Reel Time" went down. His son Brad and daughter Lindsey were also on board. Full story...
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USCGC "Diligence" update

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Currently, DILIGENCE is moored at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland; however, she has reached significant milestones in preparing for sea. The cutter recently had successful "light offs": a basic test of both main diesel engines, the two ship service generators and emergency generator. Full story...
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Expert says recent shark attacks not sign of trend

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video Three weeks and two shark attacks off our coast. A 13-year-old girl is recovering tonight at her home in Davidson after being bitten at Wrightsville Beach Saturday, but there's still some mystery lurking in this case. Full story...
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Bladen County Animal Shelter reopens

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After a massive clean-up, the shelter started to accept dogs and cats again this afternoon. Full story...
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Teens help fix up woman's house

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One Wilmington resident is getting the works. Teens from a Greensboro church youth group are in Wilmington helping make improvements to a home on Mercer Avenue. It's all a part of the Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Franchise restaurant downtown brings mixed feelings

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videoA new business is coming to downtown Wilmington. This one is a national franchise. Jimmy John's sandwich shop is set to open at 120 Market Street. Their corporate office confirmed today the store is slated to open this month. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Tom's Drug building sold

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A local landmark is off the market. The old Tom's Drugs building on Front Street has been for sale since December. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Delay in Petrolino case shows backlog at Raleigh lab

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videoRandi Petrolino did not show up for her first appearance in court today, but she didn't miss much. Prosecutors are waiting for her blood results to come back from the SBI lab in Raleigh, which could take up to a year. Full story...
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