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NC 11 Bridge closed for repairs

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Drivers will have to cross the river in Wilmington or Elizabethtown to cross the Cape Fear River in this area. W.R. Marsh, the Resident Engineer, said the closure is due to damage from being struck by a piece of equipment Monday evening. Full story...
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Happening this weekend: Port City's Top Comic Competition

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videoThis weekend comics from around the Cape Fear area join with others from around the state for the finals of the Port City's Top Comic Competition. The winner of the contest will be awarded a cash prize and will open for superstar comic Judy Gold during her appearance in Wilmington Wednesday night. Full story...
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Former Extraordinary Person Sean Webb taken by cancer; Memorial this afternoon

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videoThis week's Extraordinary Person of the Week is a comedian who uses his jokes to cope with his cancer. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Turning silver into gold

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videoOur Extraordinary Person of the Week helped turn a silver event into gold! Full story...
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Happening this weekend: Habitat for Humanity UpScale ReSale Design Challenge

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videoThe Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity ReStore UpScale ReSale Challenge is this weekend at the Schwartz Center at Cape Fear Community College. The event features twenty designers who are using items found at area ReStores to design vignettes in an effort to win top prize and help Habitat raise money for their effort to build affordable homes in our area. Full story...
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Days at the Dock is this weekend at Holden Beach

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videoThe annual Days at the Dock festival is this weekend at Holden Beach. Meet under the bridge to see bands, arts and crafts, a car and motorcycle show and take part in a singing contest. This year sees the return of the Cardboard Box Paddle Race as well as everyone's favorite: the Bopple Race! Full story...
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Wilmington women strive to be naturally fly

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videoThey're hoping to empower women one hair follicle at a time. Find out how this group of fierce, strong women says your hair can impact your entire life. Full story...
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Carolina Beach asks county for renourishment help

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videoBeach renourishment has been going on with the help of the federal government for almost 50 years. The trouble is that millions of dollars in federal funds is slated to run out at the end of this year. Full story...
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Locals celebrate National Record Store Day

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videoIn a world of digital downloading, vinyls have been given new life by a thriving subculture. Audiophiles flocked to Castle street for Gravity Records' biggest day of the year. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. GOP holds candidate luncheon

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This weekend, Republicans from across the state came to the New Hanover County GOP headquarters for a cookout. Full story...
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Via Crucis brings Easter message

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videoGone since 2008 the Hispanic prayer group at St. Mary’s Catholic Church downtown Wilmington decided this year was the year to bring back the march of the cross. It follows the Bible’s tale of the last steps of Jesus leading up to his resurrection. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Kid's Exchange

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videoGeorge explores Kids Exchange, one of the largest consignment events in the area for kids clothes and toys. Full story...
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Bringing Easter to the community: one church's new approach to an annual event

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videoSaint Luke AME Zion Church took their egg hunt up a notch. They invited New Hanover County sheriff's office and other local resources to the event in an effort to strengthen the community. Full story...
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Vigil held for missing woman

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videoFriends and family of Shannon Rippy gathered on the steps of City Hall to raise awareness about the fact that their friend is still missing. One by one their candles lit, one by one they spoke, one by one they hope, want, pray, for their friends safe return. Full story...
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