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Tourism spending increases in New Hanover county and statewide

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Tourism spending is up in New Hanover county. The county ranks 9th in the state for economic impact through tourism. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington businessman up for prestigious award

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video A Wilmington entrepreneur is up for one of the most prestigious awards in the business world. His one-of-a-kind business has global appeal, and he calls it an economic stimulus package of sorts. Full story...
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Woman hit by semi may be cited

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A woman hit by a tractor trailer this morning may faces charges. Wilmington Police say Ruth Henry was crossing New Centre Drive from the east side of S. College Road. With traffic backed up, she walked behind a truck stopped at the light. Full story...
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Help local photographer appear in National Geographic

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Mike Melnotte, a photographer from Wilmington, has just been named a Category Finalist in the 2011 Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest, a program that pairs the society dedicated to inspiring people to care about the planet with the company committed to making a positive impact. Full story...
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Church's anti-gay sign vandalized

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video A Wilmington church's sign is still making news. Seagate Community Chapel's sign has been making waves since last week when it was first posted. Now, the sign is in pieces, and police are looking for who's to blame. Full story...
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WWAY Full Court Press co-host Brett Blizzard signs contract with Italian pro team

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video Brett Blizzard is returning to the basketball court as a player after a year off from professional basketball. UNCW's all-time leading scorer signed a contract with a team in Italy on Sunday. Blizzard Athletics will remain open for player development under the direction of former pro Tre Whitted. Full story...
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New Hanover Commissioners raise rates, increase paid hours at parking deck

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It’s going to cost you more to park in a certain area of downtown Wilmington. Today, New Hanover County Commissioners approved increasing the paid parking hours at the county owned parking deck on second street to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Currently parking is free after 7 p.m. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. signs petition against Monkey Junction annexation

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video Wilmington city leaders hope their annexation of Monkey Junction will survive a petition challenge from property owners. If so, they're not getting any help from the New Hanover County Commission. Full story...
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County approves Carolina Beach Inlet dredging money

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New Hanover County Commissioners approved money for Carolina Beach Inlet dredging this morning. The board voted to spend $168,000 to prevent the inlet from eventually filling in. Full story...
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N. 3rd Street work ramps up

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The North 3rd Street improvement project kicked off major construction this morning. Work crews did prep work last week. Full story...
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