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HBO releases details on 'Mary and Martha,' filmed in Southport and Wilmington

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North Carolina residents have already spotted Hilary Swank, James Woods and Brenda Blethyn in Southport and Wilmington and today HBO released details on the TV movie they are shooting, "Mary and Martha." Full story...
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City considers changes to improve taxi service

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video Make a mess of yourself in a cab on the way home from downtown Wilmington, and you could face an extra charge. It's one of several changes City Council is considering to better transportation services. Full story...
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City Clerk: Petition organizers should have asked for help

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video All the work to get a petition signed against a taxpayer funded ballpark may have been for naught.Tuesday night Wilmington City Council said McCoy and Josh Fulton's petition was invalid because they did not have a required affidavit along with questions about some of the signatures. Full story...
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Big productions making impact on Cape Fear

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video Call it the "Iron Man Effect," and we're not talking about Tony Stark. Instead, the economy in the area is flourishing thanks to multiple productions here in Hollywood East. Full story...
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ABC Board shares increased profits with local government

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More booze in New Hanover County means more money in local government coffers. New Hanover County's Alcohol Beverage Control Board saw a more than six-percent increase in sales in the last fiscal year. The ABC Board will distribute more of its profits to local governments than in the year before. Full story...
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Expert: Heat beating city's efforts to oxygenate Greenfield Lake

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video Folks trying to enjoy a day at the lake got a nasty surprise. Turns out this heat isn't just making us sweat, it's killing dozens of fish in Greenfield Lake. Full story...
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Wilmington looks to slow traffic on Mallard Drive

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Resident complaints will lead to change on Mallard Drive in Wilmington. Full story...
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Three break-ins at Wilmington restaurant in three weeks

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video For the third time in three weeks, Salt Works II has had a brick thrown through its windows. The owners of the restaurant on Wrightsville Avenue in Wilmington are angry and offering a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest. Full story...
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Parking, traffic info for Wilmington fireworks

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Heading downtown tonight for the big Battleship Blast fireworks show? The City of Wilmington has some important information about the festivities, as well as traffic and parking. Full story...
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Fireworks, festivals, fun mark Independence Day across the Cape Fear

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video There's plenty of fun to be had across the Cape Fear in honor of the 236th birthday of our country's independence on the 4th of July. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3,' 'Safe Haven' shoot around region this month

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"Iron Man 3" will soon be flying north to Duplin County. Before that, the "Iron Man" team has several shoots set for Wilmington. Full story...
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City's urban arborist arrested on child sex abuse charges

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The city of Wilmington's urban arborist was arrested Thursday on a fugitive warrant stemming from charges of sexual abuse of a child under 12, according to the US Department of Justice. Full story...
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Hoops fellowship event tips off on Saturday

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Ashley High School graduate Quandrae Dixon wants to give back to his hometown. Dixon will be heading to Mongolia to continue his pro basketball career in the fall, yet he's putting on a two day basketball event this weekend in Wilmington. Full story...
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Census shows Wilmington still on the grow

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Despite its slow recovery from the Great Recession, Wilmington continues to grow. The Port City’s population grew 1.7 percent, to 108,297 residents, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Full story...
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CFPUA to practice water shutdown on 3rd Street Thursday

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As part of ongoing renovations in conjunction with the 3rd Street Improvement Project, and in preparation of a water main transfer from an old main to a new one in 3rd Street, water crews will be conducting a practice shutdown Thursday. Full story...
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