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WFD honors lives lost on 9/11

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department hosted a ceremony this morning to honor the lives lost 13 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. Firefighters along with the Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and members of the community came together to pledge never to forget. Full story...
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WPD: Car break-ins becoming a routine problem

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videoA man is behind bars after police say he busted a car window to steal a purse at the Shell Gas station on N. 3rd Street Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department honors fallen heroes

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department honors one of its fallen heroes today. Firefighter Joe Willard died in the line of duty June 17, 1893. Full story...
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Kids get moving at Healthy Kids Day

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videoHundreds of folks brought their kids to Empie Park this weekend, taking advantage of the beautiful weather and getting active at Healthy Kids Day. Full story...
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Couple robbed at gunpoint at Empie Park

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video Wilmington Police say two people were robbed at gunpoint while sitting in a car at Empie Park. WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says officers were called to the park just before 8 p.m. Sunday. Full story...
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Players say bocce is a game for all

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videoIt may be thousands of years old, but bocce plays on at Wilmington's Empie Park. The Romans first played the game around 300 BC with coconuts they brought back from Africa. Now it's an age-friendly sport with a lot to offer. Full story...
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High schoolers kick butts out of the park

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Students from all over the Cape Fear came together to kick butts out of the park Saturday; cigarette butts, that is. Full story...
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Year after work done, Empie subcontractors still waiting to be paid

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Empie Park's Althea Gibson Tennis Center in Wilmington has been up and running for more than a year, but subcontractors who worked on the city park have still not been paid. Full story...
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City Council says Althea Gibson Tennis Complex will not be privatized

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Wilmington City Council Tuesday night made clear it will not privatize the Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empie Park. Instead it will seek a public-private partnership with the Althea Gibson Foundation. Full story...
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McEnroe, Martin serve up support for Althea Gibson Tennis Center

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The real winner was the Althea Gibson Tennis Center at Empie Park, which gets the proceeds from the event, including a donation from tennis great John McEnroe. Full story...
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New tennis complex honors trailblazer Gibson

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Tennis players in Wilmington can now fine tune their skills and honor the legacy of a tennis legend. City leaders cut the ribbon this morning to celebrate the opening of the new Althea Gibson Tennis Complex at Empie Park. Full story...
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Empie Park Tennis Expansion

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videoThe new tennis center at Empie Park will bear the name Althea Gibson in honor of the former Wilmington resident and U.S. Open champion. John Rendleman tells us the expansion at Empie would surely make Althea proud. Full story...
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