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Diligence home from mission in Caribbean

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Family and friends welcomed home the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence this afternoon. The ship returned from a 45-day multi-mission patrol in the Caribbean. Full story...
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1961 prices set all-time attendance record for Battleship

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Turning back the clock set a record at the Battleship North Carolina over the weekend. The Battleship charged 1961 prices Sunday in honor of the 50th anniversary of the ship's arrival in Wilmington. Full story...
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Fourth rabies case of year reported in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the fourth case of rabies for the year. ACS officers were called to a Rabbit Run Road residence on Saturday where a wild raccoon had fought with the homeowner's dogs Full story...
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Tempers flare at New Hanover Co. Commissioners meeting; Updated with video from meeting

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video New Hanover County Commissioners voted to pass an amendment to the county's industrial zoning district Monday night. The ordinance will make new companies file for a special use permit, including Titan if or when it comes to the region. The vote came after a heated exchange between one commissioner and the public. Full story...
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PPD sold to equity firms for $3.9 billion

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video One of Wilmington's largest employers has been sold. PPD announced today that it has entered into a merger agreement with two private equity firms. Full story...
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5th Quarter: Week #7 - High School Scoreboard; Monday night edition

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Week number seven of the high school football season is now complete. In fact six games involving teams from our area were played on Monday night due to rain and lightning on Friday. Click full story for all the scores and highlights. Full story...
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Sparks asks council to reconsider sign rules

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video Discussions on a controversial downtown Wilmington sign ordinance are far from over. Tomorrow City Council will talk about possibly suspending enforcement of the law. Full story...
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Library friends offer deals on used books

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Bookworms of all ages can find a good deal the next few days. The Friends of the New Hanover County Public Library are hosting their fall book sale at the at the Northeast Library near Landfall. Full story...
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Habitat welcomes families into new neighborhood

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video They say home is where the heart is. Today, 32 families in Wilmington have new homes thanks to Habitat for Humanity. Full story...
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Duke-Progress to hurry solutions on competition

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Executives of Duke Energy and Progress Energy say they'll need only about two weeks to address federal regulators' concerns that their merger will too heavily concentrate the Carolinas electric power market. Full story...
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