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Community groups meet to handle funding

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The uncertainties of state funding brought community groups and local government together today. Full story...
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Laney senior helps friend in need

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Senior James Cook's family friend is suffering from cancer. He's undergoing treatment, but his insurance doesn't cover all of his medical bills. Full story...
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Community support builds for fire victims

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Community support continues to build for the survivors of this weekend's mobile home fire in Leland. Full story...
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WWAY helps collect Packages from Home

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Being away from home for Christmas is tough enough. But try being in a war zone for the holidays. That's why WWAY and the Big Talker FM are partnering with Step up for Soldiers to send our troops Packages from Home. Full story...
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Wilmington residents quick to help on Thanksgiving

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videoFor many of us Thanksgiving is about food and family. In Wilmington, it's also about providing for those who don't have either. Full story...
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Airlie Gardens celebrates the holidays

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If you're looking for a special way to kick off the holiday season, enchanted Airlie may be the perfect event for you. Full story...
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Church turns into toyshop for Operation Christmas Child

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A local church has turned into a toy shop this week, gathering Christmas presents for little boys and girls around the world. It's all a part of Operation Christmas Child. Full story...
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1898 Race Riot Walk

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videoNovember 10 marks the 109th anniversary of Wilmington's Race Riots. Members of the community took to the streets to retrace those historic steps. Full story...
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Halyburton Park to host Fall Festival

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If the fall weather has you itching to get outdoors the weekend's Fall Festival at Halyburton Park in Wilmington may be just what you're looking for. Full story...
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Festival Latino expected to draw hundreds

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Right now organizers are setting up for the event that promises to expose Wilmington to some Latin flavor. Full story...
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Fair rides considered safe

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videoIf you like food, rides or animals there's something at the Cape Fear Fair and Expo for you to enjoy. But how safe is the fair? And what goes in to keeping you secure in those death-defying rides? Full story...
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Gang forum draws hundreds

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A growing gang presence in Wilmington has community leaders asking parents to be aware of what their children are doing. Wednesday night hundreds of people of all ages came out to a forum to learn about gangs and how to fight them. Full story...
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Church, WPD hold gang forum

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Are you concerned your son or daughter may be in a gang? Do you even know how to tell? A local church wants to make sure everyone in the community is up to speed. With all the attention on gang violence here lately, some members of the community feel we aren't as informed as we should be. The Union Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmington is trying to teach parents and teens more about gangs in a forum Wednesday night. Full story...
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Big day for special needs students

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It was a big day for some New Hanover County special needs students. The Special Olympics put on the fifth annual Day in the Park at Legion Stadium. Young athletes had the chance to play tennis, bocce ball and soccer. Full story...
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Boxing academy to get new home

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A boxing academy geared toward helping troubled young people here in the Port City will soon be getting a new home. Full story...
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