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Give & receive TODAY at Krispy Kreme to help Salvation Army

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We'll be at Krispy Kreme at 2822 South College Road in Wilmington Friday from 5:30 a.m. till 6:30 p.m. Stop by and donate at least five non-perishable food items or five dollars, and you'll get a coupon good for a dozen glazed donuts. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Craigslist Santa helps needy families

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video A Pender County woman, thankful for what she has, decided to help others this holiday season. She did it by posting an online ad. Full story...
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Family gets help after losing home to fire, 911 problem

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A Columbus County family lost their home to a fire last week after they say they got no response from 911. The Smiths are living with family while they try to sort everything out, and donations are beginning to come in. Full story...
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Kids donate to Toys for Tots as deadline nears

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Last week it was elves. Today we had some very special reindeer stop by our station. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Teacher's coworkers hold fundraisers for a new kidney

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video Instead of her two front teeth for Christmas, Rocky Point Primary kindergarten teacher Beth Mills just wants a new Kidney. She has about five percent kidney function. Full story...
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Community comes together for Christmas clean-up to help Castle Hayne family faced with leukemia

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video The holidays are a time for family, friends and festive decorations; all of which came together this weekend for one Castle Hayne family dealing with the news that a beloved wife and mother must battle leukemia. Full story...
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Busload of Santa's little helpers make big donation to Toys for Tots

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A bunch of elves visited the WWAY NewsChannel 3 studios today, and they didn't come empty handed. Childcare Network stopped by with a busload of Santa's little helpers. Each child brought in a toy to drop off for Toys for Tots. Full story...
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WARM tries to keep the heat on during cold of winter

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video With winter weather already here, many of us are turning up the heat at home. But some folks have broken or faulty heaters and cannot afford to get them fixed. That's where the Wilmington non-profit group WARM comes in. Full story...
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McIntyre pushing Congress to honor veterans who continue service in community

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Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) was in Wilmington this afternoon to talk new legislation, and he thinks it's an issue everyone in Congress should be able to come together on. Full story...
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After technical difficulties, the downtown Wilmington tree lights up for big crowd

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The lighting of the Christmas tree in downtown Wilmington started off with some technical difficulties. As the crowd chanted, "Three, two, one," there were no lights to be found. Folks laughed off the technical glitch and waited around for the tree to light up. Full story...
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Local church serves Thanksgiving meal to those in need

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A local church held a free Thanksgiving lunch for anyone who attended the 11:30 a.m. service and to any less fortunate folks that couldn't have a Thanksgiving meal. Full story...
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Hundreds burn calories in Turkey Trot

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video Hundreds of people gathered at Wrightsville Beach Park this morning to burn off some calories before putting them on with their Thanksgiving meal. Full story...
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Salvation Army hopes to boost kettle collections with credit card machines

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You have another way to make the holidays a little merrier for the Salvation Army even if you don't have any spare change in your pocket. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Christian Women's Job Corps

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video We often hear from viewers who want to see more coverage of the positive things going on in our community. In an effort to do that, we are showcasing the Christian Women's Job Corps, a group all about helping poverty-stricken women transition back into the real world. The world can be changed if you "just add hope." Full story...
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Hoop star gives away turkeys in hometown

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Cedric Simmons is playing for a pro team in Spain, but this weekend he and his family are making sure needy families have a good Thanksgiving. Full story...
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