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Wilmington Residential Facility for Women may be saved

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A Wilmington women's prison may have a fighting chance of keeping its doors open. The Wilmington Residential Facility for Women was on Governor Bev Perdue's budgetary chopping block. Full story...
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Allegiant cuts flights to Tampa

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Just months after beginning service between Wilmington and the Tampa Bay area, Allegiant Air is scaling back. Full story...
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Where to, and where not to park during Azalea Fest

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videoTickets and towing can definitely dampen the Azalea Festival spirit; here's what you need to know when parking over the weekend. Full story...
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Senator Hagan to tour old Nesbitt Court and Shallotte intersection

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Once the Azalea Festival is over, it will be back to business for our elected officials. Senator Kay Hagan will be in town on Monday to tour the old Nesbitt Court Housing Facility. Full story...
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Other garden parties

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If you couldn't make the exclusive garden party this year, don't worry, other local businesses are putting on their own garden parties. Full story...
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Ribbon cutting officially begins Garden Tour

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videoFriday's Azalea Garden Tour ribbon cutting may be the grandest single spectacle of the entire Azalea Festival, and today did not disappoint. Even the weather cooperated. Music of the era, as the belles blossomed, the clouds parted, and the sky turned Carolina blue. Full story...
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City staff and departments field questions about Monkey Junction annexation

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The City of Wilmington had one last chance to sell its plan to annex Monkey Junction. Thursday night, the city hosted an annexation information meeting at Codington Elementary School. Full story...
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Thieves target local non-profits

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videoThere's no love for the Love Center Church in Wilmington at least no love from a burglar or a burglars who took two industrial sized air conditioners Wednesday night. The units were valued at six thousand dollars a piece. Full story...
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Wilmington students blog about European adventures

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videoTeachers and students from Murray Middle and Ashley High School are on the trip of a lifetime. Thirty students and four teachers are halfway through their excursion to France. They've been keeping track of all the excitement through blogs. Full story...
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Azalea Queen makes a visit to NHRMC

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The Azalea Queen was out fulfilling some royal duties Thursday. Amrapali Ambegaokar and her court visited the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Full story...
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Perdue's Town Hall meeting shifted focus towards economics

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videoWednesday, Governor Bev Perdue made her long-awaited first visit to southeastern North Carolina since taking office. Her Town Hall meeting on education wound up focusing a lot on economics.

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Deputies looking for man after robbery in Wilmington

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Deputies in New Hanover County need your help finding Charlie Emery Foy, Jr. Just before 10:00 Wednesday night, deputies responded to a robbery at the intersection of Gordon Road and White Road. Full story...
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Informational meeting Thursday for Monkey Junction annexation

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If you still have questions about Wilmington's proposed annexation of Monkey Junction, you have another chance to ask them. There will be an information meeting Thursday night. Full story...
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Texting and driving don't mix

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At times, the Community Action Center in downtown Wilmington is a beehive of activity, but fortunately this afternoon it was a quiet day at 4th and Castle. Quiet that is until the driver of a Honda Accord drove into the middle of the building and caused extensive damage. Full story...
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Azalea Festival gets started by crowning queen

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videoThe Azalea Festival is now officially underway. Today, the city welcomed the first ever Indian American Azalea Festival Queen. "I’m looking forward to everything, the people, the events, the celebration,” said Amrapali Ambegaokar, the 2009 Azalea Festival Queen. Full story...
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