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Stormfest prepares new residents for weather

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videoStormfest prepared new residents for weather on Saturday. More than 600 people attended this year's event. This annual event at the Cape Fear Museum is used to raise awareness and increase preparedness on the science of weather. Full story...
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Life rolls on to raise awareness for spinal cord injuries at Carolina Beach

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videoWhat happened on Carolina Beach this weekend would once be considered impossible. Forty participants got to hit the waves in a very different way. Full story...
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Alice Walker will speak in Wilmington

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videoThe author of The Color Purple is coming to Wilmington. The co-chair of the Civil and Human Rights Award Luncheon, Stanley Moses, says the Pulitzer Prize winners visit stems from a controversy in our area over one of her books. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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videoWilmington’s 5th signature summertime concert series returned to the Riverfront Park in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Lawyers, locals react to WPD's surveillance device

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videoYou might want to think twice about having your cell phone on you at all times. The Wilmington Police Department has surveillance equipment called Stingray. It turns your phone into a tracking device, giving law enforcement crucial information on where you are. But it might violate your rights. Full story...
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Area McDonald's locations donate more than $29,000 to Battleship

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videoThe USS North Carolina got a more than $4,000 donation from the Big Macs for the Battleship promotion Friday morning. The promotion is a combined effort of 32 area McDonald's. Full story...
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Police: Man's body found on ground outside Wilmington complex

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videoPolice are investigating after they say a man's body was found on the ground outside of a Wilmington apartment complex early this morning. Full story...
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Police surveillance equipment raises eyebrows

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videoHarpoon, StingRay and Kingfish are all surveillance items purchased by the Wilmington Police Department. What they do, though, and how long they've been around, might surprise you. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Stormfest 2014 at the Cape Fear Museum

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videoThe Cape Fear Museum is all set for another Stormfest. The whole family can learn all they can about the weather from the professionals, including our very own Stormtrack 3 Team this Saturday. Full story...
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Camp MedStart gives head start on health jobs

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videoMost high school students check out for the summer and don't think about school until August, but for a selective few, summer is time to plan for the future. Camp MedStart gives students exposure to lectures and hands-on activities from a variety of health careers. Full story...
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Investigation claims WPD uses spy gear to snoop on citizens

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videoIs the Wilmington Police Department using spy gear to trick your cell phone into giving away private info? That's what the ACLU and New Hanover County's Public Defender believe. Full story...
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Third fire this year at apartment complex intentionally set

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videoInvestigators say an early-morning fire at a wilmington apartment complex was intentionally set. It's the third fire at Colonial Grand in the last few months, and it has some residents concerned. Full story...
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Duke Energy to host community info session

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videoDuke Energy is hosting an event next week to speak with the community about coal ash and other issues. Full story...
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Big Smo visits Wilmington kids, plays Ziggy's tonight

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videoHick-Hop is coming to Ziggy's by the Sea tonight. From "Kuntry Livin'" to the Port City, reality star Big Smo is performing up and down the east coast and stopping along the way to explain to kids the importance of art and following their dreams. Full story...
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Poll shows bipartisan support for NC film incentives

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A new poll of North Carolina voters shows support for continuing the state's film incentives, including broader support among Republicans than Democrats. Full story...
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