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Candidate profile: Laura Padgett

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video With early voting underway and Election Day right around the corner, we've been introducing your to the candidates for Wilmington City Council. Incumbent Laura Padgett says her experience is an asset to the city and looks forward to continue to improve Wilmington. Full story...
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As public comments near end, debate over cement plant continues

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video The proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne has been the topic of debate for years. This morning, opponents showed how it would affect the Northeast Cape Fear River. Meanwhile, the plant's GM says there's little to worry about. Full story...
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Three locals among NC child porn sweep

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Three men from our area are among 24 people arrested in a statewide child porn crackdown called Operation Spyglass. Full story...
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Governor calls Wilmington news conference, expected to announce 'Iron Man 3'

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Wilmington will host an iron man triathlon this weekend, but it could also soon be home to the latest edition of the "Iron Man" movie franchise. Gov. Bev Perdue has scheduled a 2:30 p.m. news conference for "an economic development announcement." The event is slated for 1223 N. 23rd Street, which happens to be the address of Screen Gems Studios. Full story...
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Laney Bucs earn first league soccer title

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video Until Wednesday night Laney had never won a league title before in boys soccer, but Laney beat Ashley on Wednesday to secure their first soccer title. The Bucs will host a first round state playoff game on Tuesday. Full story...
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Friday football showdown: Hoggard vs. NHHS

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video There is no bigger football rivalry in our area than Hoggard vs. New Hanover. Both teams will enter Friday night's regular season finale with 7-2 records. Full story...
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Local photographer finalist in national contest

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video Out of 6,000 pictures Mike Melnotte's photo of his daughter has won his category and made the final six in the 2011 Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest. Full story...
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The Mizrabel Kids in Monster Mash Mansion at Thalian Hall

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A local show is causing a stir at Thalian Hall. The Mizrabel Kids in Monster Mash Mansion, is a mostly funny musical, the local production is directed by Cherri McKay Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Festival Latino owes county money, may lose site

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videoThe annual Festival Latino should kick off in a couple of weeks, but not unless its organizer pays the bills. Money from last year's event is still overdue, and the group needs to pay for this year's festival before it can go on. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Worker owed money finally finds boss on TV

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video If someone owes you money you can take them to small claims court. But what if that person can't be found? That's what one family was dealing with, until they watched WWAY and learned the person they were looking for was just arrested for insurance fraud. Full story...
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