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Local unemployment numbers continue to rise

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The news is not good on the unemployment front. The Wilmington area jobless rate rose in February nearly one point from January. Full story...
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Biden, Vilsack say stimulus will help rural areas

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Vice President Joe Biden says the federal economic stimulus will help rural communities thrive and not just survive the recession. Full story...
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Memorial events set after NC nursing home shooting

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Memorial services have been planned to honor the victims of the shooting rampage at a North Carolina nursing home, where a police officer shot a suspect and stopped the assaults. Full story...
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NC officer cited for speeding before fatal wreck

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A North Carolina police officer who was driving more than 90 mph when his cruiser hit another vehicle and killed its driver has been cited in recent years for speeding. Full story...
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NC police examine phone, computer of slain nurse

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Investigators have examined the cell phones, a computer and other devices that belonged to an Army nurse whose dismembered body was found in a shallow grave in North Carolina last summer. Full story...
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Judge: Mental hospital shouldn't have lost funding

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An administrative law judge has ruled that a North Carolina mental hospital should never have had its funding halted because of an investigation following a patient's death. Full story...
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Another home tour sneak peak

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videoWe continue our look inside some of the houses featured in this weekend's historic home tour. When Matthew Tenhuisen and Christopher Gore bought their home in 1996, it was a dilapidated structure that had been destroyed by fire. Full story...
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More arrests made following outbreak of fights at West Bladen High School

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videoAs of Monday afternoon, sheriff’s deputies arrested ten people involved in the riots at West Bladen High School. Since then, there have been two more, and they're not finished yet. Deputies now say the incident did involve community gangs. Full story...
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Going electronic with medical records has numerous advantages

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videoTransitioning from paper to electronic medical records is expensive but many argue an effective way to increase patient safety. Over the past fifteen years, New Hanover Regional Medical Center been making the transition, and they have noticed several advantages. Full story...
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Challenges high school seniors face with college finances

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videoAlong with wondering if they are going to get into their first choice school, many high school seniors also face the question of how to pay for their higher education. Full story...
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Moped driver gets into accident with four-year-old as passenger

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A four year old is not supposed to be a passenger on the back of a moped. But that is what was happening today in Wilmington, when the moped was hit by a car. Full story...
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Conficker: an April fool's joke or hazardous computer worm?

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No one's sure if it's an April fool's joke or a genuine threat, nonetheless, security experts are racing against the clock to try to stop an alleged computer worm from potentially infecting millions of computers. Full story...
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The definition of marriage could be re-written so same sex unions won't be recognized

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videoA bill moving through the state legislature would define marriage. The bill ultimately states that any marriage other than that between a man and a woman will not be recognized in the state of North Carolina. Full story...
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Funeral arrangements made for West Bladen sophomore

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Funeral arrangements have been set for the West Bladen sophomore who drowned over the weekend. The family will hold a wake at Gaskins Funeral Home on Highway 242 in Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Water Street reopens in downtown Wilmington

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Water Street in downtown Wilmington reopened Tuesday. A portion of the street has been closed off since January to repair an underground bulkhead. Full story...
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