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Christmas Bird Count starts this weekend

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video It's going to be a big month for bird watchers across the Carolinas. Christmastime means it's time for counting birds with the Audubon Society. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger 'wasn't expecting to be ambushed' as commission pulls him from community boards

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video New Hanover County Commissioners have removed Commissioner Brian Berger from most of the community boards he sits on. The Commission made the decision at its Agenda Briefing this afternoon. It's still pending an official vote at Monday's County Commission meeting. Full story...
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New Hanover County Community Action back in the spotlight

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video New Hanover County Community Action is in the spotlight again this evening. It's under investigation for allegedly misspending funds. Now, a Wilmington City Councilman's wife says she was listed as being on the board of the organization, but never served a day. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Suspect arrested for fire at Independence Mall

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Wilmington Police arrest a suspect after they say a fire was intentionally set at Independence Mall. Police arrested William Peacock, 48, who they say started the fire at Belk that caused it to be closed Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Despite better national numbers, local job market still tough

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video New data from the US Labor Department show signs of hope for the job market. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits nationally dropped to its lowest since 2008. But is the Cape Fear seeing a similar situation? Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: What prompts SABLE to take flight?

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video Law enforcement says the SABLE helicopter is a very effective tool to track down suspects or missing persons. This morning, though, Wilmington Police called in SABLE after a vehicle was broken into. Was that a good call? Full story...
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Nourish NC sends food home for the holidays

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About 100 happy volunteers were on hand at Murray Middle School Wednesday night to help fight hunger over the holidays. Full story...
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Using social media out of town could make your home target for thieves

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video The month of December sees a high rate of burglaries year after year, and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says many times people using social media are making themselves a target for thieves. Full story...
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Kids donate to Toys for Tots as deadline nears

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Last week it was elves. Today we had some very special reindeer stop by our station. Full story...
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Police not sure where, why NHHS student shot near campus

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Wilmington Police say a New Hanover High senior was shot in the leg near the school and was taken to the hospital. Police are still trying to figure out exactly where the shooting happened and just what happened to send a young woman to the hospital and close down the school. Full story...
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