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Wilmington Letter Carriers to help Stamp Out Hunger on May 9

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On Saturday, May 9, Wilmington letter carriers will again help Stamp Out Hunger! across America with your help in order to provide assistance to the one in eight Americans who struggle with hunger. Full story...
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City Council votes to change election process, draws some opposition

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videoWe are still quite a few months away from the next election for Wilmington City Council and mayor, but when that time comes, things will run a little differently. Full story...
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Local business can look forward to more cruise ships in Wilmington

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Local businesses will get another boost, with four cruise ships docking in Wilmington. Three American Cruise Line ships will arrive in May; the first on Sunday. Full story...
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P3 Hurricane Hunter comes to Wilmington

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Though not quite hurricane season, hurricane awareness is coming to the Port City in a big way. The P3 Orion Hurricane Hunter plane will be at Wilmington International Airport Thursday along with other exhibits. Full story...
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New public safety building planned for Wrightsville Beach

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Plans to build a new public safety building in Wrightsville Beach are in the works. The space has been approved by the town and it has picked a contractor. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Calvary Memorial Cemetery

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videoBarbara Baker called WWAY recently, concerned about the state of affairs at the cemetery where several of her family members are buried. Full story...
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Day three in case against Brian Reavis

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videoWednesday was day three in the trial against 42-year-old Brian Reavis, the man accused of sexually assaulting and beating a 95-year-old Wilmington woman. Full story...
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Convention center to be even bigger and greener than thought

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videoCovention center construction bids came in under budget, leaving City Council with 5 million dollars to play with. As a result, the convention center will be bigger, and be made with sustainable building materials. Full story...
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UNCW diver dies in Florida

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A diver for UNCW's undersea research facility in Florida has died. 36-year-old Dewey Smith was diving with two other aquanauts near the Aquarius Reef Base off Key Largo, but died after leaving the other divers. Full story...
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Wilmington man steps down as chair of NC Alcoholic Beverage Commission

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The Governor demanded Douglas Fox's resignation after he sent an email that showed an altered photo of a watermelon patch outside the White House. Full story...
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School lunches raised twenty cents in New Hanover

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Parents in New Hanover County will have to start sending their children to school with a little more lunch money. This fall, students in all grades will see a price increase in the cafeteria. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Wrightsville Beach: History of Transportation

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videoThis month for our Cape Fear Pride series we're exploring the town of Wrightsville Beach. We caught up with some students at Wrightsville Beach Elementary, to learn about this beach destination. Today, a history lesson about transportation from Kristian Laufer, a fifth grade student. Full story...
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Wilmington council approves Monkey Junction annexation

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videoIt is official, 3,300 people in Monkey Junction will be annexed into the City of Wilmington. It has been a topic of controversy for months, and the opposition continued Tuesday night when City Council voted to approve the annexation. Full story...
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Third Street opens after crew replaces sewer line

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There is good news for drivers Wednesday morning. Third Street in Wilmington is open to traffic once again. Full story...
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Case against Brian Reavis underway

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videoJurors were sworn in Tuesday and state prosecutors began to call their witnesses. Among those called, the now 96-year-old victim who took the stand to face her accused attacker, Brian Reavis. Full story...
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