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Record crowd attended 20th Cucalorus Festival

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videoThe Cucalorus Film Festival blew out the candles on its 20th anniversary Nov. 12-16 with the help of a record-breaking crowd. Full story...
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College cost for N.C. residents likely to increase

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videoThe cost for North Carolina residents to continue their education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will likely increase in both 2015-16 and 2016-17. Full story...
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Coastal cottages going up at Kure Beach Military recreation area

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A military recreation area on Pleasure Island is replacing aging military base-style housing with modern coastal cottages. Full story...
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Report says captain 'daydreaming' when ferry ran aground

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videoThe captain of a Bald Head Island ferry likely was daydreaming at 9:15 a.m. Dec. 17 when the boat ran aground in the Cape Fear River near Battery Island, injuring 13 passengers and one crew member, according to a U.S. Coast Guard Report of Investigation. Full story...
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Former Bald Head Island officer files suit over firing

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videoA former Bald Head Island public safety officer has filed suit in federal court against the village and Manager Calvin Peck Jr., charging they violated his civil rights and denied him due process when he was fired in August. Full story...
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Navassa man from Honduras facing child sex charges

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A Honduran national arrested early Sunday in Brunswick County is accused of fondling himself in front of children and touching two girls in 2005 and 2010. Full story...
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Human error forces flights to Wilmington to turn back

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Human error forced two flights set to land at the Wilmington International Airport late Wednesday to instead return to their departing airports. Full story...
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Penalty for removing Venus flytraps could increase

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The Venus flytrap gets added protection in a bill passed by the N.C. General Assembly. Full story...
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Potentially toxic algae found in Cape Fear River

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A potentially toxic blue-green algae that caused the shutdown of the public water system in Toledo, Ohio, has been found in the Cape Fear River at Lock and Dam No. 1, near the water intakes for the Brunswick and New Hanover counties' water systems. Full story...
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Legislature appears intent on protecting charter schools from sharing how they spend tax dollars

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videoThe N.C. House of Representatives today passed a charter school bill that includes a provision to shield individual employee salaries from the public. The bill, which was sent to a conference committee for further revisions, was approved 62-36. Full story...
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