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Parking rates on the rise in Wrightsville Beach

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video As you pack that beach chair, sunglasses, and sunscreen make sure you include enough coins for parking meters because rates at Wrightsville Beach are going up. Full story...
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New details on PGA Tour event coming to Wilmington in 2017

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videoWhere will everyone park at the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship when it comes to Wilmington? After all, thousands will be doing it at Eagle Point the first week of May in three more years. "I don't think we're going to have a traffic problem during the tournament," Eagle Point Golf Club President Bobby Long said. Full story...
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Shuckin' Shack looks to franchise

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videoA local restaurant wants to take its idea national. The Shuckin' Shack is looking to take a model that's been successful on Pleasure Island and in downtown Wilmington and sell it to other entrepreneurs. Full story...
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NHRMC identifies suspects charged for weapon, drugs at hospital

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center has released the names of two people arrested last week on gun and drug charges at the hospital. Naulege Johnson, 15, and Jamaal Johnson, 20, are charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana. Full story...
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Utility crew broke gas line that led to evacuations

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videoA gas leak at 17th and Grace streets forced residents to evacuate their homes for about an hour this morning. Full story...
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Developer wants luxury apartments, retail along northern riverfront

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videoA $50 million riverside apartment development might be coming to downtown Wilmington. Raleigh-based Dewitt Carolinas says the six-story community near PPD called Pier 33 would have 300 residential units atop more than 30,000 square feet of retail space. Full story...
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Happening Tomorrow: 'Of Mice and Men' at Thalian Hall

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videoThe Thalian Association of Wilmington presents John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' this weekend only. The tale of two migrant farm workers in search of a homestead dream is being performed at historic Thalian Hall. Tom Briggs, Artistic Director of Thalian Association, says this production features a strong cast of nine men and one woman that bring the 1920's tale to life. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves $800k for extra storm clean-up

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videoWilmington City Council gave the green light Tuesday night for additional money for storm debris cleanup. City Council unanimously approved a resolution for an additional $800,000 to pay private haulers to remove debris from last month's ice storm. Full story...
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DFI presents two structure idea for Water Street Property

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videoWilmington City Council heard another idea for redeveloping the Water Street Parking Deck. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Morale hits a new low at WPD, many not happy with their jobs

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videoWilmington police say morale in the department has hit a new low. The majority of Wilmington police officers are not happy with their job. That's according to an employee survey at WPD. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Gregory Law

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videoGregory Law is a seventh grade science teacher in New Hanover County. During his first year at Emma B. Trask Middle School in Wilmington, he's won over students and earned a special recognition from WWAY. Full story...
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Law enforcement looking for ways to make up ABC funding cut for downtown task force

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videoAs expected, the New Hanover County ABC Board will pull back its funding to Wilmington's Downtown Task Force. The phasing out will happen gradually over the next few years. So what does this mean for your safety, and what does law enforcement think? Full story...
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New Hanover ABC to add 'spirits' to signage

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videoRenovations to New Hanover County ABC headquarters in Wilmington are leading to a change in signage. The sign on the building on 17th St. is broken, so board members decided it was time for a change. Full story...
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PGA Tour confirms Wilmington stop in 2017

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videoPGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced today that the Wells Fargo Championship will be played in 2017 at Eagle Point Golf Club. Full story...
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Wilmywood Daily Update: Secrets & Lies wraps; Red Zone swoops in

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Productions are on fire this quarter for the Wilmywood film scene. Just as ABC's Secrets & Lies wraps on their pilot episode, Red Zone swoops in for a two week production slate. Full story...
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