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Controversial arrest sparks stereotypes, local reaction

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videoThe arrest of a black professor from Harvard University has sparked controversy around the nation. Dr. Henry Gates was arrested in his own home by a white police officer, who was responding to a suspected break-in call. NewsChannel 3's Jenna Caiazzo brings us the local reaction. Full story...
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Case of alleged rape ends in a mistrial

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The case of an alleged rape in Brunswick County has ended in a mistrial. Nineteen-year-old Adam Wesley Hudson of West Virginia was accused of raping his 12-year-old cousin in Holden Beach. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Pleasure Island: Historic Fort Fisher

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videoThe Fort Fisher historic site is a quiet place where tourists and locals alike come for a history lesson. More than 140 years ago, a battle raged here, where Confederate troops fought, and lost, protecting the last major coastal stronghold for the Confederacy. Full story...
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Warehouse fire out; Peanut roasting resumes

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A Clarkton peanut factory is fully operational once again, after a fire destroyed its warehouses last week. Full story...
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Kids get down and dirty at Children's Museum

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The seventh annual Mud Day was a big hit with the little ones who had a mom-approved excuse to get dirty. Full story...
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Grant will help local students learn about American history

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The US Department of Education has given UNCW almost a million dollars in grant money to ramp up history lessons for kids in local school districts. Full story...
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Youth volunteers help beautify UNCW campus

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Normally, the UNCW Landscaping Department has a staff of about 40 that help keep the campus looking great. Friday, that number grew by more than 200. Full story...
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Report shows slight uptick in unemployment

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Unemployment rates for the Wilmington metropolitan area increased again in June. The area includes Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover Counties, where the unemployment rate rose three tenths of a percent to 10.3%. Full story...
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NC to start enforcing vehicle inspection rules

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The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will start enforcing new rules on inspections next week. Full story...
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Three suspects arrested in cold case, detectives looking for one more

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A New Hanover County cold case is almost solved, but detectives may need your help. Three men accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old Geoffrey Graham appeared in court Friday. Graham was shot in the head in October of 2007 at his Ogden home. Full story...
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Coast Guard Cutter Diligence leaves Port City Friday

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After a little more than seven weeks at home, the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is leaving port Friday. They will conduct homeland security operations, search and rescue, and will also work to keep immigrants and narcotics from coming into the country. Full story...
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As minimum wage goes up, will hours go down?

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videoFriday, millions of workers around the country will get a raise. But that could actually be bad news for some employees. Full story...
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Fight continues against beach erosion, coastal towns hope for terminal groins

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videoIt is illegal to build in the state of North Carolina, but some coastal leaders say it may be the one thing that could slow down beach erosion. Holden Beach leaders say they need to build a terminal groin, and it is up to the state legislature to make that happen. Full story...
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CFCC Marine Technology program's status

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videoAll this week, we've been exploring the Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College. State budget cuts could sink their unique offshore training program. Thursday, Hailey Winslow wraps up our series with the program's current status, and what's at stake. Full story...
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Annexation bill passes House, might meet resistance in Senate

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The way North Carolina cities and towns go about annexing land could be changing. A bill is making its way through the legislature, offering some big changes to the state's annexation laws. Full story...
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