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On the roads: delays and closures downtown

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video Look out for delays downtown this morning, as crews will continue paving. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & WHQR-FM: The only 'official' baseball stadium debate TONIGHT at 7 p.m.

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video WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR-FM 91.3 will co-host Wilmington's only "OFFICIAL" baseball stadium debate featuring Mayor Bill Saffo and City Councilman Kevin O'Grady along with "Vote No Stadium Tax" spokesperson Scott Harry and Jim Rafferty, who is also with the group. The debate will be TONIGHT at 7 p.m. Full story...
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Different paths to Election Day in ballpark bond battle

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video Election Day is inching closer, and so is the deciding vote in whether the City of Wilmington will build a ballpark. You've probably seen the yard signs, bumper stickers, social media messages and even commercials, but how are the campaigns continuing to get the word out? Full story...
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Wilmington residents return home after natural gas leak

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video Residents in the 1200 block of Castle Street were given the "all clear" to return home after an early-morning evacuation caused by a residential natural gas leak. Full story...
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Suspect in Wilmington murder arrested

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Wilmington Police have arrested a man for a murder earlier this week. Investigators say Timothy Wayne Chinn, 43, was stabbed to death at a home in the 3600 block of Metting Road early Tuesday morning. Full story...
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Wilmington accidentally takes down pro-ballpark signs

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Wilmington city leaders are saying "oops." The Chamber of Commerce says city employees accidentally removed dozens of political signs supporting the ballpark bond referendum. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Thalian Hall opens

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On October 12, 1858, Thalian Hall in Wilmington opened with a gala celebration. Long a cultural and political center of Wilmington, Thalian Hall’s origins lie in the Thalian Association, a theatrical company organized in 1788 that took its name from Thalia, the Greek muse of comedy. Full story...
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WPD releases traffic details for Sgt. Butler funeral

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Wilmington Police say the funeral of a soldier killed last week in Afghanistan will affect traffic on Market Street tomorrow. Full story...
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'Witches of East End' to start shooting in Wilmington

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A new television show pilot will start shooting soon in the Port City. According to film permits from the City of Wilmington, "Witches of East End," based on Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel, will start shooting Tuesday. Full story...
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Fallen soldier returns home to Wilmington

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video Fallen soldier Sgt. Thomas J. Butler has returned home for the last time. His body arrived at Wilmington International Airport around 9:30 a.m. Full story...
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NCDOT news release on closing of Cape Fear Memorial Bridge this weekend

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will close all lanes on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Wilmington this weekend from 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, until 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. Full story...
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Wilmington looks at connector streets to help ease traffic

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video The Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold three meetings this month on an ongoing project to develop a network of collector streets to help manage traffic in the city. Full story...
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Delivery driver fights back during robbery attempt

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Wilmington Police are investigating another attempted robbery of a delivery drive in the Port City. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Language for Wrightsville Beach smoking ban, Wilmington ballpark ballot questions confuses voters

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video As voters prepare to go to the polls next month, we looked at sample ballots to see how a couple of big issues are presented. What we found are two referenda with language that can be difficult to understand. Full story...
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Despite removing sign, Flip's owner still feuding with city

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video Less than a week after Flip's Bar-B-Que took down its half-century-old sign to comply with a city ordinance, the small business is facing another issue with the city. Church says a city code enforcement officer told him he needed clearance to remove the sign. Church says he's confused. Full story...
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