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Wilmington

'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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El Paso moves forward with $50M minor league ballpark

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As the debate continues over whether to build a minor league baseball stadium in Wilmington, other cities tackle similar decisions. El Paso, TX, is the latest to decide to make the investment. Full story...
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Fiat dealership coming to Wilmington

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Wilmington’s Neuwirth Motors plans to add a Fiat dealership to its portfolio of Chrysler vehicles, the company’s president said Tuesday. John Gillilan said he expects that the Fiat operation will open in October. Full story...
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City says bond refi to save $2M

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Refinancing bonds should save Wilmington millions. The city says it recently refinanced four bonds, combining them into one 30-year bond. Full story...
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TRAFFIC ALERT: River Road closed again tomorrow

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Work by CFPUA crews will mean closing part of River Road tomorrow night. Utility contractors continue sewer pipe installation in part of the ongoing Barnard's Creek Sewer Improvement Project. Full story...
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Former N&O sports editor Joe Tiede dies

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Joe Tiede died at age 84 in his Wilmington home on Friday night after several years of declining health. Tiede was known as an astute analyst for his insightful game stories, accuracy and gentle demeanor. Full story...
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Saffo, Cheatham, Rivenbark refuse to talk baseball, hotel, budget

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It seems like our city leaders are afraid to talk about the baseball project and where it stands right now. Full story...
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Two Wilmington boxers earn national titles

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video Two amateur Wilmington boxers participated in the Title National Boxing Championship last week in Mississippi. Both returned to the Port City with national titles. The route to the title started out the same for the two, but they took different avenues to get there. Full story...
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Paving work could cause delays between Leland and Wilmington

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Travelers driving between Wilmington and Leland could experience delays at night for the next few weeks. The Department of Transportation is paving US 17/74/76/421 from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and the Thomas Rhodes Bridge in New Hanover County to the bridge over Alligator Creek in Brunswick County. Full story...
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New fee would tax race runners in Wilmington

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video Runners may soon have to shell out more cash for their hobby. The proposed fee is part of Wilmington's recommended budget for the upcoming year. It would require all city race participants to pay an extra dollar for each race they run. Full story...
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Man smashes into gas station during seizure

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The Kangaroo gas station on South 17th Street was back open this afternoon after a vehicle crashed into the building over the weekend. It happened around 8 p.m. Saturday. Full story...
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