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Fire claims house at Wrightsville Beach

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videoFive people escaped without injury from an early morning fire at a Wrightsville Beach home. But the house appears to be a total loss. Full story...
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Former WWAY station manager passes at age 85

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A former member of the WWAY family has died. Charles Dayton Martin Jr. was a station manager at WWAY for several years in the 1980's. He was a big part of the Wilmington media; serving in leadership roles at WMFD Radio and WECT TV before coming to WWAY. Full story...
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Two suspects wanted for Wrightsville Beach robbery

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Wrightsville Beach Police need your help. Detectives are looking for two suspects wanted for stealing beach bags from Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Family of Geoffrey Graham speaks out about arrests

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videoThe family of 22-year-old murder victim Geoffrey Graham is speaking out. Graham was killed two years ago. Last week, New Hanover County detectives arrested three men for the crime. Full story...
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Bikers get a tour of Blue Clay Park Trails

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videoThe Blue Clay Mountain Bike Park has been open to cyclists for 2 years now. Lately, just who is responsible for the park has caused some controversy. Saturday, the City of Wilmington and the Cape Fear Cyclists held an open house to showcase the park that has been under scrutiny lately.

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Controversial arrest sparks stereotypes, local reaction

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videoThe arrest of a black professor from Harvard University has sparked controversy around the nation. Dr. Henry Gates was arrested in his own home by a white police officer, who was responding to a suspected break-in call. NewsChannel 3's Jenna Caiazzo brings us the local reaction. Full story...
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Hoggard grad prepares for NFL training camp

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videoNFL training camp is less than a week away for Wilmington's Connor Barth. The North Carolina Tar Heel graduate returned to his high school roots Friday. WWAY's John Rendleman met up with Connor at Hoggard High School. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Pleasure Island: Historic Fort Fisher

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videoThe Fort Fisher historic site is a quiet place where tourists and locals alike come for a history lesson. More than 140 years ago, a battle raged here, where Confederate troops fought, and lost, protecting the last major coastal stronghold for the Confederacy. Full story...
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Kids get down and dirty at Children's Museum

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The seventh annual Mud Day was a big hit with the little ones who had a mom-approved excuse to get dirty. Full story...
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Youth volunteers help beautify UNCW campus

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Normally, the UNCW Landscaping Department has a staff of about 40 that help keep the campus looking great. Friday, that number grew by more than 200. Full story...
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Three suspects arrested in cold case, detectives looking for one more

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A New Hanover County cold case is almost solved, but detectives may need your help. Three men accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old Geoffrey Graham appeared in court Friday. Graham was shot in the head in October of 2007 at his Ogden home. Full story...
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Coast Guard Cutter Diligence leaves Port City Friday

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After a little more than seven weeks at home, the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is leaving port Friday. They will conduct homeland security operations, search and rescue, and will also work to keep immigrants and narcotics from coming into the country. Full story...
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As minimum wage goes up, will hours go down?

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videoFriday, millions of workers around the country will get a raise. But that could actually be bad news for some employees. Full story...
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CFCC Marine Technology program's status

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videoAll this week, we've been exploring the Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College. State budget cuts could sink their unique offshore training program. Thursday, Hailey Winslow wraps up our series with the program's current status, and what's at stake. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Drowning in more water bill problems

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videoJulie Little called our newsroom recently, upset about her bill from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. The agency has fixed the computer glitch that caused billing problems all over New Hanover County, but a new problem has cropped up.

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