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FIRST ON 3: Mandalay/Braves requesting 6 more months to negotiate

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According to the Wilmington City Council's agenda for Tuesday night, Mandalay and the Braves are requesting another six months to negotiate on building a stadium in the city. Full story...
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City releases consultant's report on ballpark plan

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video The City of Wilmington has released a report from a consultant on a proposal for a minor league baseball stadium in Wilmington. The city hired National Sports Services to analyze a proposal from developers, including Mandalay Baseball Properties, to build a ballpark in the city to serve as the home of an Atlanta Braves farm team. Full story...
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Truck crashes into Wave transit bus

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A pick-up truck slammed into a Wave transit bus this morning. It happened at 2399 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington at about 7 a.m. Full story...
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Police may find few answers as they hit streets with survey

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video Wilmington Police are stepping up efforts to figure out the biggest problem areas in the community. In what police call part of their focus deterrence program, officers will go door-to-door with a survey tomorrow. Full story...
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Mexican cartels using small NC towns to traffic drugs

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videoWilmington certainly fits the bill for a cartel sub-hub. It has the obligatory major thoroughfare, I-40, which runs all the way to Barstow, CA, 2,500 miles away. Wilmington's Latinos constitute only around 6 percent of the city's population, but outlying counties like Cumberland, Sampson and Duplin have watched their Latino numbers skyrocket in the past two decades. Employment -- construction in the city and farming in the counties -- is the big draw. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sneak peek at set construction at next 'Iron Man 3' location

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"Iron Man 3" returns on location in Wilmington next week. Meanwhile work is underway on sets at the shooting spot. Full story...
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NHRMC offers free CPR training

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video New Hanover Regional Medical Center is aiming to save lives by educating the community. The hospital is offering free CPR events, including one today at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Wilmington wins Old Navy grant, party

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Wilmington has won the Eastern Region for Old Navy's Funnovation Nation Summer Party video contest, according to a news release from the Brigade Boys & Girls Club. Full story...
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Fight over woman gets man stabbed in stomach and hands

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A man was stabbed repeatedly after becoming involved in a dispute over a woman. Full story...
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Isabel Holmes Bridge closed this weekend

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The Isabel Holmes Bridge in Wilmington will be closed this weekend. The DOT says it will close the bridge at 8 p.m. for electrical and mechanical repairs. Full story...
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CFPUA hit gas line, homes evacuated in Wilmington

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Several homes were evacuated this morning in Wilmington because of a natural gas leak at 7th and McRae Streets in Wilmington. Full story...
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Opponents of taxpayer-funded ballpark to submit petition at City Hall

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The group opposed to a taxpayer-funded ballpark have collected about 4,000 signatures on a petition against bringing a taxpayer-funded baseball team to the Port City. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 'Iron Patriot' spotted on 'Iron Man 3' set

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This is a first look at one of the costumes to appear in 'Iron Man 3.' He's "Iron Patriot," the former leader of the Dark Avengers. He redesigned Tony Stark's armor to represent both Iron Man and Captain America. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jon Favreau coming to Wilmington for 'Iron Man 3'

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Former franchise helmer Jon Favreau confirmed on Twitter that – while he won't be directing the threequel – he will be returning to the franchise as Tony Stark's bodyguard, Happy Hogan. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City says taxpayers don't need to worry about Convention Center costs

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video With the City of Wilmington talking next year's budget, we wanted to find out how much it would cost to run the Convention Center and where the money would come from. Full story...
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