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Illness spreads through Camp Dixie

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A camp for children and teens in Bladen County is closed for the week after dozens of campers and staffers got sick. Full story...
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Pender inmates may soon have ample space to pray

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About a year ago, we visited the Pender Correctional Facility's worship space and were told, by prisoners and the chaplain, the space is just not big enough to accommodate all who want to pray. On Monday, Chaplain James Spirtosanto told us about three-quarters of the funds they need have been collected. Full story...
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Good summer reads

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videoThe lazy days of summer are often spent lounging on the beach with a book. From local authors to timeless classics, there are plenty of good reads to keep you entertained without leaving your beach chair. Full story...
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Surfers hope to wipe out cement plant

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videoA lot of groups in the Cape Fear region have come out publicly to take a stand against the proposed Titan America cement plant in Castle Hayne. On Sunday, the Wilmington surf community stepped up to the plate to add their name to the mix. Full story...
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Adolescents introduced to nursing at Camp BONES

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videoIt's not your average camp. It spans four years, and there's a focus more on career, than campfires. Camp BONES (Brigade Of Nurse Exploring Seahawks) prepares high school students for a future in health care. Full story...
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Fires called suspicious after one home is destroyed

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videoTwo early morning fires in Winnabow Sunday are being called suspicious. Two mobile homes were burned. One was only used as a storage unit, but the other was a new home. It was destroyed just before a family planned move in. Full story...
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Lightning strikes cause fires

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Severe weather across the area has kept first responders busy the past few days. On Saturday, Wilmington fire crews worked for the better part of an hour putting out a house fire caused by a lightening strike. Full story...
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Car show benefits football program at Laney

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Instead of school buses, antique cars took over the parking lot at Laney High School. Officials say this year's Laney Car Show was bigger and better, with double the cars and double the people who all love horse power. Full story...
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Cold treats for a good cause at Rita's

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Customers had an opportunity to chill out at Rita’s while helping a good cause by donating a dollar to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Full story...
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Intensity heats up at firefighter competition

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videoFire departments from as far away as Sampson County met in Southport on Saturday for the annual firefighter's competition. It was a chance to meet, greet and compete. Full story...
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Port City holds Brewgrass Festival

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videoThe 3rd Annual Downtown Wilmington Brewgrass Festival took place on Saturday. For $ 35, beer lovers were able to sample unlimited beer from 12 different breweries. Full story...
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Southport starts to celebrate Independence Day

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The city of Southport kicked off its Fourth of July Festival Saturday with its annual Freedom Run. Dozens of joggers participated in the 5K and 1K races that circled historic Southport along the Cape Fear waterfront. Full story...
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All About Baby Shower and Expo prepares future parents

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Plenty of mothers-to-be were full of baby talk in downtown Wilmington on Saturday. Full story...
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County employment numbers headed in the wrong direction

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videoThese are busy times for job hunters. No matter how you cut it, unemployment numbers are going in the wrong direction. Full story...
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Lumina Mortgage closes their doors Friday

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There is some fallout from the First Bank's purchase of Cooperative Bank. Lumina Mortgage closed it's doors Friday. The company was a former subsidiary of the failed Cooperative Bank. Full story...
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