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Four workers remembered after fireworks explosion

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A memorial parade scheduled for yesterday on Ocracoke Island remembered the four workers who died when a truckload of fireworks exploded over the weekend. Full story...
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Vehicle flipped after running a red light

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A two-car accident on New Centre Drive flipped one car upside down this morning. According to Wilmington police, a Jeep ran a red light at the intersection of New Centre and Market streets. Another SUV traveling across Market Street hit the Jeep, flipping it. Full story...
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Ed Kramer and three other fallen soldiers remembered in walk

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videoMore than 200 people gathered at the Wilmington Fire Department headquarters Sunday night to honor the lives of four fallen North Carolina soldiers; one of them, from right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Holiday foot traffic helps some downtown Wilmington businesses

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Thousands of people flocked to downtown Wilmington Saturday for the Independence Day fireworks. That included the many tourists who were in town for the holiday weekend. All the foot traffic downtown translated into dollars for businesses. Full story...
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Saffo, Haynes filing for re-election

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Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo headed to the New Hanover County Board of Elections office around eleven Monday morning to file for re-election. Wilmington City Council member Margaret Haynes will also file with the board of elections Monday. Full story...
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NHC Board of Education to vote on proposed budget Tuesday

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The New Hanover County Board of Education will vote on its proposed budget Tuesday. Superintendent Al Lerch said this has been the most challenging budget process in his 25 years with county schools. Full story...
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Beauty queen overcomes tragedy, takes home crown

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videoIn November, a Columbus County beauty queen's life changed forever when she nearly died in a car accident. This month, Melissa Walsh got back on the stage for the first time since her accident. While the competition was stiff, her courage made her a fierce competitor. Full story...
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Atmosphere Academy: What causes thunder?

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videoIt is summertime, which means plenty of sunshine, heat and occasionally thunderstorms. In today's edition of Atmosphere Academy, Meteorologist Jerry Jackson helps a student learn about nature's own brand of fireworks. Full story...

Wilmington Art Gallery holds Windows of Wilmington scavenger hunt

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The Wilmington Art Gallery wants to send people on a scavenger hunt. A new exhibit called The Windows of Wilmington is a collection of 34 pieces of art portraying various windows within a ten block radius of the gallery Full story...
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Downtown lit up by Fourth's fireworks

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videoThe sky over the Battleship North Carolina was lit up Saturday night. The Thirteenth Annual Battleship Blast brought hundreds of spectators to downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Explosion kills two

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Two workers have died after a fireworks truck exploded on Ocracoke Island. Three other workers were injured when the truck exploded as the workers prepared for the annual Independence Day fireworks display on the island's docks. Full story...
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Spectators gather at Southport parade

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Hundreds gathered in Southport Saturday for the state's official Independence Day celebration. It was where art, celebration and of course patriotism collided. It's been that way for three decades. Full story...
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Currie holds first ever parade on Fourth

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videoFourth of July celebrations have been a little leaner in many cities across the country, but while some are cutting back, one Pender County town held it's first ever Fourth of July parade. Full story...
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Wilmington hosts tea party of their own

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Protesters against high taxes and deficit spending by the government used Tax Day to get their message out in events across the country. One protest was right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Free fishing on the Fourth

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Some people spent this Fourth of July fishing, and for good reason. North Carolina law states that every Fourth of July, anyone can fish for free in all public fishing waters across the state. Full story...
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