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Handcrafting history at the USS North Carolina

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videoOne young man's project for the USS North Carolina turns history into a working piece of art. Full story...
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Brunswick Waterfest takes over Battleship Park

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videoHappening this weekend, the 2nd Annual Brunswick Waterfest. The event will be at Battleship Park on Saturday and features stand-up paddleboard races, a kayak fishing tournament, and bird and reptile tours. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - May 9

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videoOn Thursday the ECU Pirate Caravan rolled into the Port City for a party on the USS North Carolina. Football coach Ruffin McNeill and basketball coach Jeff Lebo entertained the "Pirate Nation." The UNCW baseball team got back on track on Thursday with a win over William & Mary. The Hoggard baseball team won a first round state playoff game. Plus more! Full story...
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Folks explore uncharted parts of our 'Showboat'

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video Thrill seekers and history buffs explored the uncharted parts of the Battleship North Carolina this weekend. Saturday, the Battleship opened some of the usually-closed doors for about 90 folks. Full story...
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Secretary of Navy coming to Wilmington

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has accepted his invitation to come to Wilmington to celebrate the 235th birthday of the US Navy aboard the USS North Carolina battleship on October 12. Full story...
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Former sub commander visits students

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Capt. Mark Davis returned to the Port City to speak to a group of fifth graders at Eaton Elementary School. Full story...
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USS North Carolina commissioned

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videoShe is now officially the USS North Carolina. A crowd laden with veterans looked on as the flags that had flown that morning on the Battleship North Carolina were hoisted aboard the sub. Amidst extremely heavy security, the Secretary of the Navy was here to give the command that made it all official. Full story...
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NewsChannel 3 to broadcast sub commissioning live

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WWAY NewsChannel 3 will broadcast the commissioning ceremony for the USS North Carolina live from the Port of Wilmington. Steve Rondinaro will anchor our live coverage starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Full story...
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Sub crew visits seniors

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It's a busy week for the crew members of the USS North Carolina submarine. They visited the New Hanover County Senior Center Wednesday. Full story...
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Sub, Battleship share historic radio call

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videoAn historic radio exchange took place Tuesday afternoon between the Battleship North Carolina and the new submarine USS North Carolina. Capt. Mark Davis and ham operator Bill Morine communicated with the Battleship from atop the submarine. Full story...
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USS NC makes history on envelope, not water

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The USS North Carolina made more history today -- not in the water, but on an envelope. Full story...
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USS NC Submarine docks at State Port

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videoAnother high profile visitor came up the Cape Fear River this afternoon. Wilmington is home to two North Carolinas tonight: the battleship and America's newest nuclear submarine. Full story...
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USS North Carolina submarine coming to Port City

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Boaters beware: there will be strict security near the state port today for the arrival of the USS North Carolina. Full story...
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Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

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Each year on the first Sunday in March participating area attractions open their doors to New Hanover County residents free of charge. This year 30 area attractions along with special guests, will welcome and honor local citizens who live in New Hanover County on Sunday, March 2. Full story...
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Sub dubbed USS North Carolina

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Another Navy vessel is carrying a familiar name. A new nuclear submarine was christened USS North Carolina at a ceremony in Virginia Saturday. The $2.4 billion sub is the fourth in a new class of submarines designed for the post-Cold War era. It is also the fourth vessel to bear the name North Carolina, and the first since the Battleship North Carolina launched in 1940. Full story...
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