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ONLY ON 3: Convention center goofs on permit; Cape Fear Beer Fest postponed

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video Wilmington's new convention center is supposed to be a home for all sorts of events. But it won't be the home of the Cape Fear Beer Fest scheduled for next month. Full story...
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WWAY night highlights promotional schedule for Wilmington Sharks

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The Wilmington Sharks will open the summer league baseball season at home on Thursday,May 31. They expect a big crowd for the season opener. The Sharks also expect a huge crowd for WWAY's shirt off the back Fat Tony's Thirsty Thursday night on Thursday, June 2. It'll be a doubleheader. First pitch will be 6:05pm on WWAY night. Full story...
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UNCW men's basketball draws academic penalty

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Every team on the UNC Wilmington campus met the NCAA's prescribed mark for academic progress except for the men's basketball team in the 2009-2010 athletics season. Full story...
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Veterans get health help in their own backyard

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Veterans in Wilmington got some help with their health care today. The Rural Health Team from the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville visited the VFW post on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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Altman pleads guilty in 2009 murders of mother, stepfather

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A man accused of killing two family members has pleaded guilty. This morning Gerard Altman pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree murder. Full story...
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Students get expert advice on starting garden

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Kids at a Wilmington elementary school got some expert help planting the seeds of learning. The staff from Airlie Gardens visited College Park Elementary today to help create a garden on campus. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: WFD, CFCC to get pieces of World Trade Center

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Sources tell WWAY Wilmington firefighters will pick up two pieces of the World Trade Center June 6 in New York. The pieces will arrive back here in Wilmington two days later, where they will be unveiled at Independence Mall. Full story...
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Redenbaugh calls New Hanover school board "bottom of political food chain" in award acceptance speech

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videoElizabeth Redenbaugh, a New Hanover County School Board member who stood up against what she perceived as racial segregation in school redistricting plans, receives the Profile in Courage Award today from Caroline Kennedy. Full story...
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UNCW grads turn frozen yogurt into hot business

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videoThree UNCW grads are proof a cool idea can mean hot business, even in a tough economy. Their serve-it-yourself yogurt shop has three locations in the Wilmington area with a fourth on the way. Full story...
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Historic Wilmington Foundation releases list of most threatened places

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The Historic Wilmington Foundation's sixth annual announcement is part of its campaign to preserve the unique architectural heritage of the region and raise awareness on the threatened sites. Full story...
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