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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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Homeade arts and crafts enjoyed at Riverfront Park

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People filled Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington Sunday afternoon looking for a bargain. The Sunday Scene Arts and Crafts Fair featured vendors that make all homemade arts and crafts. Full story...
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The effects of homelessness in our area

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videoHomelessness is a very real problem in this area. It affects everyone from the homeless, to concerned neighbors, to code enforcement officials, to those trying to lend a helping hand. We a look at what's being done to combat the issue and some of their options. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Pleasure Island: Joyner Marina

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videoAbout a year ago, the Joyner Marina was fully renovated. It is where boats big and small are docked, from all over the country and state. It is also a place for families and fun. Full story...
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Abandoned crab pots snag the crab industry

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videoA local man is heading up a government project to rid our waters of abandoned crab pots. They are more than just an eye sore. WWAY's Tim Buckley explains. Full story...
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Construction on Wilmington bypass leaves large gap in road

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Thursday we reported that more than $20 million in federal stimulus money was going to speed up construction on the Wilmington bypass. You would think the next thing they would build is the B leg, going west from what is already been finished. Instead they are going... Full story...
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$24.5 Million for Southeastern NC Beaches, Inlets, Intracoastal Waterway, and Wilmington Port

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US Congressman Mike McIntyre announced today that $24,543,000 in federal funds have been secured for the Southeastern North Carolina beaches and inlets, the Intracoastal waterway, and the Wilmington Port. Full story...
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Homelessness strikes some as economy staggers

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videoThe state of the economy is forcing people to make life changes they never thought they would have to make; in some cases, losing their jobs and their homes. Meghan Packer met a group who is trying to make ends meet - after trading in a house for a tent. Full story...
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Woman assaulted downtown, police look for help

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Wilmington Police need your help identifying a man who attacked a woman earlier this week downtown. The attack happened in the 300 block of Dock Street around 1:00 Monday morning. Full story...
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The newest kid on the block at Mayfaire

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videoPeople lined up early to welcome the newest retailer to town and take advantage of some big sales Thursday afternoon. The grand opening of hhgregg at Mayfaire saw hundreds of people lined up early for the 3:00 p.m. opening, looking for deals on appliances and electronics. Full story...
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AAI Pharma pharmaceutical development division aquired

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There are some changes today for the Wilmington branch of AAI Pharma. The company's pharmaceutical development division has been acquired by a private equity firm called, Water Street Healthcare Partners. Full story...
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