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Arrest made for Hillcrest murder

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A Wilmington man was arrested for Thursday night's murder of Anthony Lafrance Devone in the Hillcrest community. Wilmington Police Department arrested Willis Davis Pridgen, 44, Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Lives celebrated through tribute tiles at hospice center

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The lives of loved ones were celebrated during a special remembrance ceremony this Saturday at a Wilmington hospice center. The event occurs twice a year at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, honoring those who died through living tribute tiles, each engraved with the name of a deceased loved one. Full story...
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ILM tests emergency plan through mass casualty exercise

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Several New Hanover County and Wilmington agencies participated in the response. About 50 people volunteered to be victims of the simulated plane crash, which caught on fire and separated on the tarmac at ILM. The victims role played, each assigned different injuries. Full story...
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Josh Brock misses the cut at PGA Tour Q-School

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Former UNC Wilmington Seahawk Josh Brock won't be on the PGA Tour next year. The New Hanover High grad failed to advance to the second stage of PGA Tour Q School on Friday. Full story...
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Jay Ross signs contract with Buffalo Bills

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It's official. Wilmington's Jay Ross is now a member of the Buffalo Bills. The defensive tackle was added to the Bills practice squad roster earlier today. Full story...
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Memorial set for community leader Betty Ann Sanders

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A memorial service for community leader and UNC Wilmington volunteer Betty Ann Sanders will be held on the UNCW campus at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 in McNeill Hall (School of Nursing building) auditorium. Full story...
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UPDATE: Hillcrest victim identified

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The victim in last night's suspicious death in the Hillcrest community has been identified as Anthony Lafrance Devone, d.o.b. 4-12-1970, of Wilmington. We hope to be able to confirm cause of death after receiving preliminary results from the autopsy Full story...
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NRC fines GE-Hitatchi $45K over NC nuke test site

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has fined a General Electric nuclear facility in North Carolina $45,000 for what the agency said were multiple violations including management shortcomings. Full story...
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Wilmington zoo owner says Ohio situation would not happen here

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video A day after law enforcement shot and killed dozens of exotic animals released from a farm, the owner of Wilmington's Tregembo Zoo says a similar scene would never play out here. Full story...
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Ms. Cheesy open for business

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Wilmington's newest gourmet food truck is open for business. "Ms. Cheesy" and its crew specialize in ooey gooey gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Full story...
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