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Casting call for One Tree Hill Tuesday

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Fincannon and Associates is hiring background actors ages 10 and up for work on One Tree Hill. All applicants must be able to work this Wednesday, October 26th. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Treasury Secretary Geithner coming to Wilmington

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US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will tour a Wilmington business tomorrow as he helps tout President Obama's jobs plan. The secretary will visit Corning's fiber optics manufacturing facility. Full story...
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Wilmington woman charged with insurance fraud after faking toilet overflow

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Stephanie Jean Holanek, 40, of 118 Trombay Drive, Wilmington; she is charged with four counts of insurance fraud, three counts of obtaining property by false pretense, and one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense. Full story...
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WHQR hosts live candidate forum tonight

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WHQR 91.3fm, along with the StarNews and WWAY will host live candidate forums tonight from 7-9 PM. The first hour of the show will be dedicated to the candidates running for Wilmington City Council. The second hour will focus on Wilmington's two mayoral candidates. Full story...
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Allegiant jet makes emergency landing at ILM

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An Allegiant Air jet heading from Florida to New York made an emergency landing in Wilmington after the pilot got a warning light. Full story...
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Kids of all ages learn wonders of science at Wilmington museum

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t's called SciFest, and this is the second year the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington has held the event. Folks visited a variety of hands-on activity stations, interacted with local scientists and watched some exciting demonstrations. Full story...
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Arrest made for Hillcrest murder

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A Wilmington man was arrested for Thursday night's murder of Anthony Lafrance Devone in the Hillcrest community. Wilmington Police Department arrested Willis Davis Pridgen, 44, Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Lives celebrated through tribute tiles at hospice center

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The lives of loved ones were celebrated during a special remembrance ceremony this Saturday at a Wilmington hospice center. The event occurs twice a year at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, honoring those who died through living tribute tiles, each engraved with the name of a deceased loved one. Full story...
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ILM tests emergency plan through mass casualty exercise

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Several New Hanover County and Wilmington agencies participated in the response. About 50 people volunteered to be victims of the simulated plane crash, which caught on fire and separated on the tarmac at ILM. The victims role played, each assigned different injuries. Full story...
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Josh Brock misses the cut at PGA Tour Q-School

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Former UNC Wilmington Seahawk Josh Brock won't be on the PGA Tour next year. The New Hanover High grad failed to advance to the second stage of PGA Tour Q School on Friday. Full story...
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