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WFD honors lives lost on 9/11

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department hosted a ceremony this morning to honor the lives lost 13 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. Firefighters along with the Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and members of the community came together to pledge never to forget. Full story...
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DOT sets public meeting on Leland traffic issues

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videoThe North Carolina Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting to discuss traffic issues caused by construction on US 17/74/76 in Leland. Full story...
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Duplin Winery kicks off 38th Annual Grape Stomp Saturday

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videoDuplin Winery will stomp some grapes this weekend in honor of its annual celebration that's been going on for more than three decades. Full story...
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Brunswick County deputies arrest man wanted for felony charges

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A Leland man who was wanted for several felony charges by Brunswick County deputies is now behind bars after he was arrested late last night. Full story...
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Dash Cam video released of chase and crash

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videoNew information on a high speed chase in Brunswick County that happened Monday afternoon. Southport Police released dash cam video of the chase and crash. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Underdog's Angel

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videoSome animals are simply easier to adopt at an animal shelter. Certain breeds, certain colors, the way they wag their tail...you may be amazed on what can cause a dog or cat to be passed over time and time again. Jill Jones knows this, so she targets the underdog(or cat). Full story...
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President pledges to 'degrade and ultimately destroy' ISIS in address to nation

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In an address to the nation tonight, President Obama laid out his most detailed plan yet to confront the vexing problem of ISIS, the militant group that executed American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Syria and terrorized civilians in Syria and neighboring Iraq. Full story...
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UPDATE: ADA reacts to first sentencing under new sex trafficking law

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videoA Wilmington man will spend at least 11 years in prison after admitting to sex trafficking, the District Attorney's Office says. It's the first sentence handed down for such crimes under a law that went into effect last year. Full story...
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Duplin County K-9 deputy left in squad vehicle dies

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A Duplin County K-9 deputy left in a squad vehicle was found dead the next day Full story...
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Search widens for missing Appalachian State student

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Volunteers from Forsyth County are joining in the search for an Appalachian State University student who has been missing for a week. The Charlotte Observer reports volunteers from Kernersville were preparing on Wednesday to walk along the Mountains to Sea Trail, a 900-mile route of footpaths beginning in the Blue Ridge Mountains, to look for Anna Marie Smith. The 18-year-old freshman from High Point was last seen on the campus in Boone on Sept. 3. Full story...
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Group: NC restrictions deny hundreds of votes

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An election reform group says two specific portions of North Carolina's new voting law prevented hundreds of people from having their ballots counted during the May primary. Democracy North Carolina held a news conference Wednesday to remind people about the voting restrictions and to urge people to register to vote before the Oct. 10 deadline for the November election. Full story...
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VA clinic delays causing problems for local veteran

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videoVA clinics are facing severe scrutiny across the country. Now, one local veteran is speaking out saying he's facing 'ridiculous' wait times right here in the Port City. Full story...
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NC prosecutor weighs reopening infamous 1983 case

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A North Carolina prosecutor says the wishes of the victim's family and the number of pending cases will help him determine whether to pursue charges against another suspect in a notorious 1983 murder case. A judge's decision last week to free Henry McCollum from death row and Leon Brown from a life sentence after 30 years hinged largely on Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt's conclusion that new DNA evidence negated the case put forward at their trials for Buie's slaying. Full story...
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Panel considers parole for NC officer's killer

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A North Carolina panel is considering whether to grant parole to a man convicted of killing a Clayton police officer 32 years ago. WRAL-TV reported the North Carolina Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission heard from witnesses on Tuesday about the possibility of releasing 64-year-old Bobby Earl Smith. Full story...
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Handicap golf carts allowed in Oak Island, dog leash laws changed

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videoIt was a full house at last night's Oak Island Town Council meeting as residents sounded off about golf carts used for handicap accessibility. Full story...
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