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Homelessness strikes some as economy staggers

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videoThe state of the economy is forcing people to make life changes they never thought they would have to make; in some cases, losing their jobs and their homes. Meghan Packer met a group who is trying to make ends meet - after trading in a house for a tent. Full story...
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Local shelters are preparing for people looking to escape the cold

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The Good Shepherd Center and Salvation Army are busy preparing for an influx of people in the cold weather. Full story...
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Homeless get hot meals from First Fruit Ministries

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First Fruit Ministries has been offering this service for about ten years. Volunteers serve food in downtown Wilmington twice a week. Full story...
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Shelters are filling up as the temperature drops

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In Charlotte, shelters are overflowing with people. An emergency winter shelter has 236 beds, but these past few days more than 250 people showed up. Full story...
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Wilmington ten year plan to end homelessness

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videoA new plan was launched today to end homelessness in the Cape Fear region over the next ten years. In ten years, the plan hopes everyone in the Cape Fear region will have access to permanent and affordable housing. Full story...
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Area homeless number down from last year

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The numbers are in for the tri-county's homeless population, and the news is encouraging. Full story...
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Volunteers perform homeless head-count

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Last night a group of volunteers braved the cold to assist those who are without homes. The group of volunteers was out counting the number of homeless people here in the Cape Fear area. Full story...
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Homeless in the cold

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What do you do when you have no where to go when the temperature drops? Greater Wilmington's homeless population floods shelters like the Good Shepherd Center to keep warm. Full story...
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Students learn important lesson about giving

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videoWith one week to go until the big day, most children are focused on what may be under the tree at Christmas. But some youngsters in Pender County have been focusing on something else: learning the importance of giving and helping others less fortunate. Full story...
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Homelessness down nationally, locally

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videoNew data shows there are fewer homeless people on the nation's streets. But does that ring true in Wilmington? At the Salvation Army in Wilmington there are 54 beds, which are 95 percent full 100 percent of the time. Full story...
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