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Park service asks for volunteer NC beach watchers

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The National Park Service is recruiting volunteers for a program of beach watchers to help prevent crime and vandalism along North Carolina's Outer Banks. Full story...
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Attorney: 4 not in room where explosion occurred

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The attorney for a contractor being sued by two workers injured in the explosion at a North Carolina Slim Jim processing plant says its four workers were not near the site of the explosion. Full story...
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Bill to legalize marijuana front and center in Raleigh

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videoThe debate over legalizing medical marijuana is not a new one, but it is going to be front and center in Raleigh Thursday. The House Health Committee will hold a public hearing on a bill that's been introduced to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.

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Pender County man behind bars for alleged crimes involving 9 year old

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A Pender County man is behind bars for crimes involving a nine-year-old girl. Fifty-seven-year-old Paul Sorrells was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of first-degree statutory sex offense and three counts of indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Senate Finance Committee helps state's film incentives

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The state's film incentives took a big step forward Wednesday. The Senate Finance Committee approved raising the tax break for production companies from 15 to 25 percent. Full story...
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Coast Guard helps build Habitat home

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They're usually busy protecting the waterways in our area. Today they traded in their sea legs for tool belts. Members of the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Unit Wilmington helped build a new home for Habitat for Humanity on Prices Lane in Wilmington. Full story...
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NHRMC cancer seminar being held Thursday night

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Cancer is the second leading cause of death in America, according to the American Cancer Society. Now is your chance to learn more about the disease, and the newest technology in cancer treatment. Full story...
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Cell phones and the internet used to stay healthy

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Cell phones and the internet may help us live longer, at least when the devices are used to keep good communication between patients and their doctors. Full story...
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Teacher reference policies under the microscope

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videoFormer Williston Middle School teacher Jessica Wishnask was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a fifteen-year-old student. Before that, she resigned from Williston after being suspended twice and managed to move on and teach in another county, partially because New Hanover County schools gave her a good recommendation. Full story...
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Maisenhelder out of jail after bond reduced

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videoThe owner of a Wilmington afterschool program, charged with taking indecent liberties with children, is out of jail after a judge reduced John Maisenhelder's bond Wednesday. Full story...
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What to get dear old dad

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videoMany dads love gadgets and gizmos. Some gifts can be found online and some in the store, but regardless where you make your purchase, many gifts for dad are on sale. Full story...
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NHRMC facility changes are more patient friendly

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center proudly showed off some new patient-friendly renovations Wednesday. The rooms are on the hospital's top two floors, and are just the start of a big renovation project. Full story...
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UNCW hosts conference on Native American awareness

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More than 300 young Native Americans are gathered in Wilmington to learn about their cultures. UNCW is hosting the 30th Annual Indian Youth Unity Conference. Native Americans, ages 14 to 21 from nine tribes across the state, are participating in the four day event. Full story...
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Topsail Beach permitted to renourish

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The process has been five years in the making; now it finally looks like Topsail Beach will get some new sand. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Burgaw: Sites around the courthouse

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videoThis month, our Cape Fear Pride series focuses on Burgaw. Today we take a closer look at some of the recognizable sites around the Pender County Courthouse. Damaris Griffith of Burgaw Middle School explains. Full story...
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