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Shelters struggling to serve homeless people with mental illnesses

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videoMental illness and homelessness are often linked together. It often starts when individuals or families lose everything, and get depressed and shelters are now having a hard time keeping up with the number of homeless folks with mental illnesses. Full story...
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Preservation of Gullah-Geechee culture

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The Gullah-Geechee Heritage Commission scheduled a public forum Thursday evening to discuss the preservation of our area’s Gullah-Geechee culture. The culture originated from slaves who were brought to our coast from West Africa. Full story...
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Surfing the web on the Intracoastal Waterway

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videoA Wilmington company called icwifi.net provides high-speed wireless internet access to boaters. Now checking the forecast on the water is just a click away. Full story...
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Miss USA pays a visit to Holly Tree Elementary

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Miss USA went back to school Thursday. As part of her homecoming tour, Wilmington native Kristen Dalton visited with students at Holly Tree Elementary. Full story...
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Reward money pooled together for information on Corey Vann

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Earlier this week we reported that the family of Corey Vann, the man found dead along river road in January, is offering $2,500 in reward money for information about the murder. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office today announced ... Full story...
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Drowning victim's body washes ashore

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The body of a young man who went missing in the ocean off Carolina Beach last weekend has been found. Full story...
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Marino on Money: May 28

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videoThis week we reviewed reasons for overspending. Usually, it is psychological. Some women become shop-a-holics who love to save money by purchasing items on sale. Who doesn't love a good deal? Some men are collectors; what they purchase could be worth more money in the future. Full story...
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The changes to VFW Post 2573

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videoMany veterans call this area home. Some join VFW posts to meet people to whom they can relate. One Wilmington post has undergone some major changes over the past year and is looking to increase its membership to give vets a place of their own. Full story...
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Miss USA returns home

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Wilmington native Kristen Dalton won the Miss USA title last month and Wednesday afternoon she made her first public appearance in Wilmington since winning the crown in Las Vegas. Full story...
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Go Green Team at Ogden Elementary gets recognized

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videoSome Ogden Elementary students are especially enthusiastic about going green. The Go Green Team meets twice a month to create energy-saving projects. Their work has gotten them recognized on both state and national levels. Full story...
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More information on Jessica Wishnask

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videoCounty officials would only confirm that Jessica Wishnask had been suspended twice, while working at Wiliston Middle School. One Williston student, who had Jessica Wishnask for a teacher, told us he saw her hanging around with one particular student during recess and breaks. Full story...
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Downtown jeweler to move across town

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One of downtown Wilmington’s bedrock businesses will soon be moving. Kingoff's Jewelers on Front Street is relocating this fall. Full story...
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Steps being taken to keep animal waste from polluting our waterways

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videoMost of us know, animal waste is a nuisance on the ground. But what you may not know is that it is one of the main pollutants to our waterways. Municipalities are taking steps to make sure dog walkers clean up. Full story...
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The dangers for texting teens

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videoSending a text message is a quick way to communicate without having to pick up the phone, but now doctors warn that excessive texting can cause health problems, especially among young people who use the service most. Full story...
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City looks at plans to make Market Street safer

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After the latest accident on Market Street and 21st Street in Wilmington, many citizens have commented on our website about the dangers of that stretch of road, saying that it's too narrow. The city transportation department is addressing these concerns. Full story...
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