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Keeping your children busy this summer at the Children's Museum of Wilmington

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We have been talking a lot lately about how to keep the kids busy this summer. Two women from the Children's Museum of Wilmington were on set and they had plenty of ideas for the kids to enjoy. Full story...
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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office warns of bail money scam

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has a scam warning. A victim was contacted by a man claiming to be with the sheriff's office and requesting wired bail money for the arrest of the victim's employee. Full story...
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City Council amends its travel policy

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There were some significant votes out of Wilmington City Council Tuesday night. Council approved amending its travel policy after council members and some of their spouses went to Washington, DC, in March for a conference on taxpayer dollars. Full story...
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Search warrants provide more information about Maisenhelder

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We're learning more about the investigation into John Maisenhelder, the owner of a Wilmington after school karate program charged with inappropriately touching children. Full story...
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Camp helps kids learn s'more about computers

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videoRoasting marshmallows and singing campfire songs likely come to mind when we think of summer camp. However, if you ask a group of local middle school aged kids, they'll probably say "keyboards" and "mouse pads". That's because they've been going to computer camp. Full story...
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Celebration takes a look back on the accomplishments of Sheriff Sid Causey

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videoThere are two weeks and counting until New Hanover County Sheriff Sid Causey turns in his badge for the retired life. After 39 years in law enforcement, Sheriff Causey has made countless friends and acquaintances; many of whom attended his retirement celebration Monday night. Full story...
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Race for Wilmington mayor starts early, Knight announcement Tuesday

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The race for Wilmington mayor is getting started early this year. Paul Knight, vice president and general manager of Sea-Comm Media, which owns several radio stations, is expected to announce Tuesday he will run against Mayor Bill Saffo. Full story...
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Great summer camps that will not break the bank

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videoSome summer camps can cost a pretty penny. We have scoped out some cheaper solutions for parents. Full story...
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Extended Stay Hotels Parent Company Bankruptcy

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Extended Stay Hotels LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Spartanburg, South Carolina based company operates more than 650 hotels in the US and Canada, including one on New Center Drive in Wilmington. Full story...
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Volunteer fire department looks to keep swimmers safe

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videoMultiple drownings off of our beaches over the past few weeks has rescue teams on high alert. The Federal Point Volunteer Fire Department's Water Rescue Squad is working to help keep swimmers safe. Full story...
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Pleasure Island recognized as top destination

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The secret is out; Pleasure Island has been recognized as one of the top tourist destinations in America. The New York Times recently looked at the best travel destinations that offer both simple and exotic pleasures. Full story...
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Wilmington Police and New Hanover County Sheriffs take to the court

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videoLaw enforcement officers traded in their badges for a basketball Sunday afternoon. Members of the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, squared off in the Big Buddy Shootout. Full story...
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The history of First Presbyterian Church and its renovation

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videoLately, you may have noticed scaffolding on the front of the First Presbyterian Church on Third Street. WWAY's Ann McAdams tells us a little about the history of the church, and what's going on with the renovation. Full story...
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Carolina Beach is a great spot for surfing, swimming, sunning and... wrestling

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videoBeachgoers are confronted with a lot of options. An obvious choice is surfing. Of course there’s always the possibility of playing in the sand or working on the perfect summer tan. And don’t forget, there’s wrestling too. Yes, wrestling on the beach. Full story...
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Sunburst Foundation holds four-legged meet and greet

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People looking to adopt a dog were able to meet and greet with the pups Saturday before deciding to bring a new pet home. Full story...
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