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Anonymous tip leads to drug bust

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Another anonymous tip led Wilmington vice and narcotics detectives to make another drug bust over the weekend. Full story...
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Azalea Festival Shag contest deadline Saturday

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North Carolina designated the Shag as the official state popular dance in 2005. It's been a favorite, though, for much longer. Full story...
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Kim Munley back home

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video Carolina Beach native and hero credited with helping take down the Fort Hood gunman, Kim Munley, is home tonight for the first time in four years. Full story...
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Possible budget cuts

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Unemployment may soon be a reality for some New Hanover County school teachers. Senior staff members met behind closed doors to prepare for a possible second budget cut. Full story...
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Topsail Beach Couple Completes America's Great Loop

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video A Topsail Beach couple just completed America's Great Loop. That's a circumnavigation of the eastern half of the United States and Ontario. It's a trip that takes many people years to make. But the Johnsons and their Miniature Schnauzer did it in less than a year and in tight quarters. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Big Talker FM announces Curtis Wright's replacement

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It didn't take long for The Big Talker FM to replace morning host Curtis Wright. Full story...
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NHC school leaders meeting to find another $2 million in cuts; not allowing media to attend

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New Hanover County School leaders, including outgoing Superintendent Dr. Al Lerch, will meet this afternoon to try and find ways to cut another $2 million out of the next budget. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Sheriff's Dept. charges woman with filing false reports, sprayed graffiti on her own home

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Department has charged Kimberley Wilkins with 22 counts of filing false reports. She said vandals kept marking her house with graffiti. Investigators say she was doing it herself - then calling the sheriff's department. Full story...
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Easter Bunny hopping over to Independence Mall Saturday morning

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Hop to the mall March 20 through April 3 and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny himself, and receive a free gift! Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington unemployment rate now at 11.6%

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Unemployment rates increased in 99 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in January, according to statistics released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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