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Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington

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video Fifty years ago Sunday, the Battleship North Carolina finished its long journey from New Jersey to Wilmington. It took great vision, lots of cash and some careful navigation to get "The Showboat" into the slip where she lives now. We celebrate the Battleship's history as a protector of democracy during World War II and then as one of the state's greatest tourist attractions in the WWAY NewsChannel 3 special Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington. Full story...
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Battleship celebrates 50 years of calling Wilmington home

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video Today was a very special day for folks in Wilmington and all over the state. Fifty years ago, on October 2, 1961, the Battleship North Carolina made its way up the Cape Fear River to its new home in the Port City. Folks of all ages came out to the Battleship to celebrate, paying the same admission price visitors paid half a century ago. Full story...
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Life Chain holds anti-abortion rallies across Port City

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On Sunday afternoon, Wilmington joined more than 1,400 cities as a site for an pro-life rally. The event is called Life Chain, and it's in its 21st year. Life Chain is one of the nation's largest pro-life rallies. People who participated say it's a way to communicate their opposition to abortion. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office investigating deadly shooting

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Detectives are investigating a shooting that happened in the Longwood Community. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Murdered man's son speaks about his father's life, faith

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video Friends and family are still mourning the loss of Roger Mock Sr. The church-going 67-year-old was found dead in his Hampstead home last Wednesday. Mock Sr. was a founding member of New Life Christian Center in Holly Ridge. Saturday, the church found joy in the midst of sadness as they broke ground for a new building. Full story...
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Surfers prove paralysis won't keep them from the waves

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Under the sun and in the waves on Wrightsville Beach, individuals living with paralysis proved that “Life Rolls On” even after spinal cord injuries. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland Councilwoman wants police department investigated; Mayor Futch holding up approval

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video We're the only local news outlet following allegations of corruption and misconduct within the Leland Police Department. Today, a town leader came forward to talk about what she thinks needs to be done. Leland Town Councilwoman Martha Currie wants Mayor Futch to call a special meeting to discuss hiring a private investigator to look into the allegations but says Futch won't pull the trigger on the meeting. Full story...
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Foosball championship draws players from all over to Wilmington

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Competition was fierce at a local sports bar tonight. It was the kickoff of the 37th annual North Carolina state foosball championships at the break time billiards sports bar and grill in Wilmington. This is the nation's oldest and longest running state foosball event. The annual event doesn't just draw participants from North Carolina. Full story...
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AP: Brunswick Co. tire plant deal may enrich NC political donors

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video A state lawmaker and a group of Democratic political donors with ties to Gov. Beverly Perdue are poised to sell land in Brunswick County at a handsome profit for a tire plant that's being lured with $100 million in state and local incentives, according to public records reviewed by The Associated Press. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DA Jon David responds to issues within Leland Police Department

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video After confirming with multiple sources that Chief Tim Jayne took his station vehicle to Myrtle Beach last year for a bachelor party, struck an officer in the gut while at the party, has ordered officers to work on his home and on neighbors' homes, along with reporting about a Leland cop shooting fellow officer Sherry Lewis between the legs at least 12 times with simulation ammunition during a training exercise, we reached out to David to see how his office was handling the allegations. Full story...
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