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NC Jazz Festival kicks off this weekend

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The smooth sounds of jazz will fill the air in downtown Wilmington later this week, when the 31st Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival hits the stage. Full story...
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Friends remember TV, music legend Clay Cole

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video While everyone knows Dick Clark and his "American Bandstand" Philadelphia roots, Clay Cole was just as popular in New York. His show was the first to host the Rolling Stones on US TV. Cole had been living out his retirement in Brunswick County, where he passed away this weekend. Full story...
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Avett Brothers tickets going fast

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The Avett Brothers are proving a success at the Azalea Festival box office. Full story...
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NC Symphony takes Holiday Pops music on the road

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Conductors William Henry Curry and Jeffrey Pollock lead the orchestra in Holiday Pops beginning Tuesday at the Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro. The performances continue through Dec. 16, when the symphony ends its tour at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Full story...
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Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival serves up good eats and beats

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Plus, there was plenty of sensational seafood! Cooks were serving up great food like fish and chowder. The headliner for this years event is Leon Russell - a legendary blues singer. This is one of the biggest crowds for the festival. Full story...
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Petition push for Oak Island man to Rock Hall

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video You wouldn't think retirement on the Brunswick County coast would be a stop on the road to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Clay Cole may change that. Full story...
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Marching band showcase - Smashing Hit

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videoAshley, Hoggard, Laney and New Hanover all performed on the same field Tuesday night. It was the 13th Annual New Hanover County Marching Band Showcase. Full story...
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Sunday Concert on the Coast in Holden Beach

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videoIt is officially summer. That means it is peak season for the Sunday night Concert on the Coast series in Holden Beach. WWAY's John Rendleman weathered the heat, to see who was shagging underneath the Holden Beach Bridge. Full story...
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Local resident known world-wide for flutes

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videoAn Indian flute maker is quite the attraction in Lake Waccamaw. His handmade creations are sold around the world. His goal is to keep the Native American heritage alive. Full story...
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Local singer songwriter asked to judge contest

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Catesby Jones is best known for writing country singer, Travis Tritt's first song, "Country Club." Full story...
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A North Brunswick Student's Musical Adventure

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videoFor band students summer can sometimes mean "band camp", but elite band students have the option of tryng out for drum and bugle corps. There are 25 top level drum corps across the country. One of the better ones is based at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. They call themselves "The Spirit" and this summer a 16 year year old North Brunswick High School student will be performing on the field with them. John Rendleman has our report. Full story...
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Extreme heat is sweet music to Leland man

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videoYou may be ready for the heat to end, but at least one local man is not. For a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer living in Leland, there are plenty of reasons to sing a happy song when it gets this hot. Full story...
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Led Zeppelin returns to stage for first concert in nearly 3 decades

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The consensus seems to be that Led Zeppelin's reunion performance for charity more than lived up to the hype. Full story...
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Led Zeppelin returns to stage for first concert in nearly 3 decades

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The consensus seems to be that Led Zeppelin's reunion performance for charity more than lived up to the hype. Full story...
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Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer arrested in NC

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A former drummer for rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd has been arrested for not properly registering as a sex offender in North Carolina. Full story...
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