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Holiday foot traffic helps some downtown Wilmington businesses

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Thousands of people flocked to downtown Wilmington Saturday for the Independence Day fireworks. That included the many tourists who were in town for the holiday weekend. All the foot traffic downtown translated into dollars for businesses. Full story...
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Saffo, Haynes filing for re-election

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Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo headed to the New Hanover County Board of Elections office around eleven Monday morning to file for re-election. Wilmington City Council member Margaret Haynes will also file with the board of elections Monday. Full story...
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NHC Board of Education to vote on proposed budget Tuesday

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The New Hanover County Board of Education will vote on its proposed budget Tuesday. Superintendent Al Lerch said this has been the most challenging budget process in his 25 years with county schools. Full story...
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Beauty queen overcomes tragedy, takes home crown

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videoIn November, a Columbus County beauty queen's life changed forever when she nearly died in a car accident. This month, Melissa Walsh got back on the stage for the first time since her accident. While the competition was stiff, her courage made her a fierce competitor. Full story...
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Wilmington Art Gallery holds Windows of Wilmington scavenger hunt

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The Wilmington Art Gallery wants to send people on a scavenger hunt. A new exhibit called The Windows of Wilmington is a collection of 34 pieces of art portraying various windows within a ten block radius of the gallery Full story...
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Downtown lit up by Fourth's fireworks

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videoThe sky over the Battleship North Carolina was lit up Saturday night. The Thirteenth Annual Battleship Blast brought hundreds of spectators to downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Spectators gather at Southport parade

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Hundreds gathered in Southport Saturday for the state's official Independence Day celebration. It was where art, celebration and of course patriotism collided. It's been that way for three decades. Full story...
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Currie holds first ever parade on Fourth

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videoFourth of July celebrations have been a little leaner in many cities across the country, but while some are cutting back, one Pender County town held it's first ever Fourth of July parade. Full story...
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Wilmington hosts tea party of their own

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Protesters against high taxes and deficit spending by the government used Tax Day to get their message out in events across the country. One protest was right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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New citizens welcomed in Southport

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videoThe 37th Annual North Carolina Fourth of July Festival is well underway in Southport, and there was plenty of activity there Friday afternoon. The highlight of the day... 143 people became U.S. citizens, including one man who calls Brunswick County home. Full story...
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