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Mortuary van rear-ends car into New Hanover Co. school bus, no children hurt

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State troopers say no children were injured when a New Hanover County School bus was rear-ended by two vehicles Thursday morning. The bus and another car were stopped on Market St. when a Wilmington Mortuary van rear-ended the car, sending the car into the left side of the bus. Troopers say they there was only one child on the bus at the time of the crash. Full story...
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Resident begins fighting flames after fire sparks near home

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Two sheds caught fire in the yard of a Wilmington home early Tuesday, and one of the residents tries fighting the fire himself. Full story...
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Area volunteer shaves head for childhood cancer research

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Supporters in our area are bringing the head-shaving challenge to Wilmington, and one volunteer kicked it all off by shaving his head live on Good Morning Carolina.video Full story...
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Piling up parking tickets could mean consequences

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videoFeeding the meters is a price we have to pay sometimes in order to park in the city limits. And if you don't, you could find a yellow envelope under your car windshield. But some leaders say ticketing is just not enough. Full story...
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StarNews: Former Morning Star owner, publisher Rye Page Jr. dies

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Rinaldo B. “Rye” Page Jr., the owner and publisher of the Wilmington Morning Star and Sunday Star-News for two decades, died Monday afternoon at his home in Bal Harbour, Fla. He was 91. Full story...
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Tree work to block Princess Place Drive tomorrow

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videoExpect delays again tomorrow on Princess Place Drive in Wilmington. Crews will close one lane of the 1700 block from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Full story...
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Convention center hotel gets franchise OK

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videoWilmington's long-awaited convention center hotel may finally be moving forward. Friday, the city learned that Hilton Hotels has approved Harmony Hospitality's application to build a $33.6 million, 186-room Embassy Suites as the convention center hotel. Full story...
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Transmission line causes power outages across the area

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Power is back up across the area after some Progress Energy customers experienced outages Monday morning. Full story...
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Monkey Junction Annexation bill passes in Senate

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A bill that would keep people who live in Monkey Junction from having to pay six months of Wilmington taxes took its first step today. Full story...
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Train car derails in Wilmington

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videoA tank car derailed on 2nd and Kidder streets in Wilmington around 11 a.m. Full story...
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Man falls leaving UNCW basketball game, dies day later

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A Wilmington man accidentally fell and hit his head leaving the UNCW basketball Saturday night. Relatives say Francis Houts was taken to the hospital, but never woke up. They say he was pulled off life support Sunday. Full story...
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Busy intersection back open after crash takes down pole, traffic signals

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The intersection of College Rd. and Shipyard Blvd. is back open after a crash took down a pole and traffic signals. DOT crews worked for 4 hours to repair power of the intersection's traffic lights. Full story...
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Crews to remove utility poles in North 3rd Street Improvement Project

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videoProgress Energy crews will begin removing the remaining utility poles and overhead wires in the northern section of North 3rd street Monday. Full story...
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Left turn ban goes into effect on Airlie Rd. near Wrightsville Beach bridge

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videoDrivers won't be able to turn left near the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge for a while. The DOT agrees to restrict left turns to and from Airlie Road beginning this week. Full story...
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Sewer system overflow leaks into Greenfield Lake

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Approximately 1,000 gallons of diluted wastewater overflowed into Greenfield Lake Saturday. Full story...
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