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UNCW Police bid farewell to one of their own

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It was a bittersweet and dignified farewell Friday for a veteran of the UNCW Police force. The campus police department honored Major Robert Riley for 23 years of service on the force. Full story...
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Last day for dozens at Mead Westvaco Corp.

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Friday marked the last day for dozens of employees at a Wilmington factory. Fifty-six employees at the Mead Westvaco Corporation said goodbye today. Full story...
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Carolina Beach adds some visual appeal

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The Town of Carolina Beach hopes your first impression of Pleasure Island is a little more visually appealing. Friday morning, town leaders held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly landscaped Entryway Enhancement Project. Full story...
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Castle Hayne Elementary officially welcomed

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New Hanover County's newest school, Castle Hayne Elementary, is officially open. Even though students have filled the halls since August, Friday marked the school's official dedication. Full story...
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Azalea Festival to unveil official artwork

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We are only a few days into fall, but Wilmington's biggest spring event gets going Friday night. The Azalea Festival unveils the official artwork for next year's event. Full story...
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Hundreds make strides toward a cure for cancer

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videoWhether walking to raise money for cancer research or to remember a loved one who died from the disease, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night event started and finished at the Coastline Convention Center in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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NHHS lacrosse teams find more supporters

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There is more backing for New Hanover High School lacrosse supporters Thursday night. Right now, boys and girls lacrosse teams play most of their games on the second field at Legion Stadium. Full story...
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Big buzz about books at New Hanover's Pre-K Center

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The buzz was all about books at New Hanover's Pre-K Center Thursday. As part of the county's literacy initiative, some 20 students were treated to a guest reading today. Full story...
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Wilmington Police destroy weapons in effort to make streets safer

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Wilmington Police took a big step in making city streets a little safer Wednesday. The department destroyed more than 150 weapons. Full story...
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Wilmington Police looking for bank robber

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Police are looking for the man who robbed a Wilmington bank Wednesday afternoon. It happened at the BB & T on Market Street. Full story...
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Celebrate Wilmington to honor Eshelman with star

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Two decades after moving his company to the Port City, Fred Eshelman's achievements literally tower over Wilmington. Celebrate Wilmington will honor the founder of the pharmaceutical research firm PPD with a star on the city's Walk of Fame. Full story...
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Elementary school students charged with marijuana posession in Wilmington

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Marijuana was found on the grounds of a Wilmington school on Wednesday. Full story...
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Forum aimed at informing locals about Titan Cement

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The effort to stop a cement plant from going up in Castle Hayne continues to mount. Tuesday night, the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear hosted an informational forum about the proposed Titan Cement Plant. Full story...
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Two men face heroin charges

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Two men charged with manufacturing and selling heroin made their first court appearance Wednesday. Full story...
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City breaks ground on Althea Gibson Tennis Center

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There is good news for Wilmington tennis players; new courts are on the way. Full story...
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