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The history behind the CFCC Marine Tech program

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videoCape Fear Community College's Marine Technology program could soon hit rock bottom. The state is proposing a new budget that would cut the lines to the program's offshore training; the only one of it's kind on the east coast. Full story...
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Suspected murderer makes court appearance

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A Wilmington man suspected of murder has turned himself in to authorities. Monday, Leroy Bernard Sampson Jr. made his first appearance in court. Sampson was quickly ushered into a New Hanover County courtroom to appear before a judge. Full story...
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Alternative energy summit discusses benefits of greener fuels

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videoA year ago gas prices reached four dollars per gallon and consumers were calling for alternative sources of energy. Monday at UNCW, Representative Mike McIntyre hosted an alternative energy summit. Full story...
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Attorney General Cooper visits Badges for Baseball

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North Carolina’s top cop took to the mound in Wilmington Monday. Attorney General Roy Cooper visited the Badges for Baseball program at the community Boys and Girls Club. Full story...
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UNCW receives stimulus money for new marine biotechnology facility

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videoFederal stimulus money is headed to UNCW, for a new marine biotechnology facility. As WWAY's Margo Gray tells us, it promises advancements for the university, and our community. Full story...
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Work started to alleviate College Road traffic

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If you have ever traveled College Road, you have probably spent some time stuck in traffic. The City of Wilmington is taking steps to alleviate some of that congestion by next summer. Crews have already started work to widen Independence Boulevard. Full story...
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Refresher for law enforcement on handling people with mental illnesses

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Local members of the National Association of Mental Illnesses worked to educate law enforcement Monday, on how to handle people with mental illness. They also got a refresher on the local laws surrounding mental illness. Full story...
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Firefighters battle Carolina Beach blaze, one treated for heat exhaustion

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A Carolina Beach firefighter suffered heat exhaustion, after battling a fire Monday morning in Carolina Beach. The call at 207 Teakwood Drive came in at about 8:30 a.m. Full story...
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Arrest made in Dock Street rape

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Wilmington Police and US Marshals arrested 18-year-old Damian Johnson Saturday night. He is charged with first-degree rape, kidnapping, sexual offense and robbery. The alleged attack happened in the 300 block of Dock Street around 1:00 a.m. July 13th. Full story...
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Police have suspect in RBC Centura robbery

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Forty-nine-year-old James Stewart is also in police custody. Stewart was wanted for allegedly robbing the RBC Centura Bank at Market Street and New Centre drive in Wilmington July 10th. Full story...
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Suspect in Gause murder turns himself in, court appearance Monday

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videoA suspect wanted for Wilmington's first murder of the year will make his first court appearance Monday morning. The family of victim Tyshawn Gause said they can rest knowing the 17-year-old's possible killer is in custody. Full story...
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Book drive kicks off in honor of Tarica Pulliam

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A book collection campaign kicked off Saturday in honor of Tarica Pulliam; a New Hanover County detention officer killed by her ex-boyfriend a year ago. Full story...
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Unused food does not go to waste

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videoMany people flock to Wrightsville Beach for fun and sun. Now some folks hope the crowds will translate into donations for a good cause; a cause that takes the guess work out of packing up unused food for the trip back home. Full story...
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Filling the hole in the Wilmington bypass

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videoLast week, we told you an infusion of about $22 million in federal stimulus money was going to speed up construction on the Wilmington bypass. But the new plan leaves a big hole in the middle. Full story...
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Wilmington police and firefighters battle on the field

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videoWilmington's bravest will duel on the softball diamond Monday night against Wilmington's finest. WWAY's John Rendleman said it's going to be a showdown of hometown heroes. Full story...
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