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NEW THIS MORNING: ILM to add direct flight to NYC

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Wilmington International Airport is adding a third nonstop flight to New York City, at least for the summer. Full story...
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Myrtle Beach developer proposing Market Street retail center

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videoA Myrtle Beach developer is proposing to build a major retail center on Market Street in the rapidly growing Porters Neck community and is reaching out to Walmart or a similar type tenant to be an anchor. Full story...
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STARNEWS SUNDAY PREVIEW: Without involuntary annexation, city looks at other options

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video Recent legislation in North Carolina has effectively killed involuntary annexation by cities. So how can Wilmington now add communities and continue to grow? WWAY's Cacky Catlett sat down with StarNews reporter Julian March to talk about his story in Sunday's paper. Full story...
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Convicted murderer receives life with parole at resentencing

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videoA Wilmington woman was sentenced Friday to life with parole after 25 years for a 2006 murder. A change in state law last summer made it cruel and unusual punishment to sentence a juvenile to life without parole – originally handed down to the 17-year-old killer in 2008. Full story...
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Convicted murderer to get new sentencing hearing

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videoA Wilmington woman sentenced to life without parole for the 2006 ambush killing of a 26-year-old man will appear in New Hanover County Superior Court Friday morning for a new sentencing hearing. Full story...
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Authorities suspend search for driver along River Road

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The search for the driver who might have been thrown from a van that crashed Monday night along River Road in New Hanover County was called off shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday, N.C. Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Troy Pope said. Full story...
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DAK Americas might close Navassa plant

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videoDAK Americas is considering shutting down its plant in Navassa, the company said Wednesday. The Brunswick County plant employs 350 full-time employees as well as another 250 contract workers. Full story...
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Davis measuring support for beach smoking ban

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video Rep. Ted Davis is assessing support within legislation for a bill to give New Hanover Co. beach towns the power to enforce smoking bans on the beaches. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McCrory administrations struggles to answer questions about DENR chief

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videoThe McCrory administration is having trouble answering questions about its new Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources. Full story...
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Columbus Co. man gets 6 month jail sentence after killing friend in crash

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video A Clarkton man pleaded guilty Wednesday in a fatal drunken driving crash that claimed the life of his friend in May. Nicholas Kent Wilkson, 20,entered the guilty pleas Columbus County Superior Court to felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired. Full story...
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Parking fees could be on rise again in Wrightsville Beach

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videoDespite already having the highest rate around, the Wrightsville Beach Board of Alderman is considering another increase in parking fees. Full story...
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Bradshaw out as Ports Authority executive director

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video Tom Bradshaw is out as executive director of the NC State Ports Authority, an official confirmed on Monday. Ports authority spokeswoman Laura Blair said Bradshaw no longer works for the NC Department of Transportation, but provided no other information. Full story...
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Man on most-wanted list surrenders

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video A Wilmington man named on the New Hanover County Sheriff’s most-wanted list for attempted murder surrendered to authorities Thursday. Full story...
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Flamenco guitarist William 'Paco' Strickland has died

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videoWilliam "Paco" Strickland, a flamenco guitarist and a familiar presence in Wilmington night spots and on local airwaves for more than two decades, died Monday night at his home after a long battle with bone marrow cancer. He was 60. Full story...
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ABC Board donates $100,000 to school security fund

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Thomas Wolfe announced Tuesday morning that the ABC Board has donated $100,000 to help fund security officers at all elementary schools. Full story...
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