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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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FIRST ON 3: Carlyle Group in exclusive talks to buy PPD

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Carlyle Group is in exclusive talks to buy Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. (PPDI), a clinical research company, said five people with knowledge of the discussions. Full story...
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Diligence, WFD practice for fire onboard

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video If you noticed more activity than usual on the downtown Wilmington waterfront today, it was from a Coast Guard and Fire Department drill. It was one test that Douglas Goodwin, the new commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, thinks is very important. Full story...
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Sewage spill clean-up continues in Carolina Beach

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The Town of Carolina Beach says it is doing everything it can to clean up 72,000 of untreated wastewater that spilled from a ruptured force main on Raleigh Avenue. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger late (AGAIN) to New Hanover County Commission meeting, won't explain why

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It didn't take long for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger to pop back up on the public radar. Full story...
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