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Teenager arrested after allegedly trying to steal police officer's truck

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A 17-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly trying to break into an off-duty Wilmington Police officer's truck. Full story...
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Local ceremony honors veterans of Pearl Harbor attack

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video A solemn and sincere tribute to the fight at Pearl Harbor was held in Wilmington today. The ceremony at Battleship Park launched at the same time when the first wave of Japanese aircraft hit Pearl Harbor, 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time. Full story...
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New owners wait for ABC permit to reopen bars downtown

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video The words new bar or new nightclub grab the attention of many in downtown Wilmington. In the past year the city has made it clear it wants to limit the number of alcohol permits downtown by setting new policies and procedures. One rule is that anyone applying for a liquor permit must undergo a review by the city's ABC Policy Review Committee. Full story...
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Construction company owner pleads guilty to mortgage fraud scheme

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Daniel P. Ostby pled guilty before United State District Judge Terrence W. Boyle to wire fraud and money laundering. Full story...
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Wreaths Across America to honor fallen heroes Saturday

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More than 340,000 wreaths are on the move right now, all part of Wreaths Across America. Each year the organization coordinates hundreds of wreath-laying ceremonies on the second Saturday of December to honor and remember those who have served our country. Full story...
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ABC World News features 'Enchanted Airlie'

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In the holiday spirit, ABC World News is featuring different holiday scenes from across America this month. Tuesday night, the holiday shoutout spotlighted Wilmington's own "Enchanted Airlie" light display at Airlie Gardens. Full story...
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Outgoing Carolina Beach Council discusses contracts, reflects on term

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video Carolina Beach is one week away from swearing-in its new council but the current council remains busy. Tuesday night town council met for a special meeting to discuss the approval of a new parking contract and a management contract involving two town owned motels. The parking contract passed unanimously while the details of the motel contract were discussed but not finalized. These two items possibly being the last ones the outgoing council will have a say on. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves public meeting for voluntary annexation

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Wilmington city council members voted in favor of holding a public meeting on the proposed voluntary annexation of a vacant plot near Market Street and Marsh Oaks Drive in Porters Neck. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council welcomes two new members

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Your votes last month brought in two new members to the Wilmington City Council tonight. Previous city councilwoman, Margaret Haynes, regained a seat on the council. Haynes, a Durham native, had some emotional moments during her address to the public and fellow council members. Full story...
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Investors stepping in to revive neighorhoods left for dead after market bust

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video Tidalwalk is a neighborhood on the Intracoastal Waterway in the southern end of New Hanover County. When the housing market crashed, its developer went bankrupt. So Tidalwak sat mostly empty. But now, there's a flurry of activity here again. Full story...
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