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Councilwoman Laura Padgett undergoes dual-transplant surgery

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Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett is undergoing a dual-organ transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center as of Tuesday evening, a city spokeswoman said. Full story...
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Panel discussion focuses on ballpark pitch

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video Time to play ball? The clock is ticking for city leaders to make a decision on the proposed baseball stadium in Wilmington. This morning, some big league names from the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball came to the Port City to discuss a game plan. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington council considers electric car charging stations in parking deck

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video Electric cars used to seem like something of the future, but the future is now, and more folks around the nation and locally are buying hybrid and electric cars. The City of Wilmington and Progress Energy are teaming up to encourage more folks to get plugged in. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders tour Durham ballpark

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video Wilmington leaders are doing their homework when it comes to building a ballpark downtown. Today, City Council members and other local leaders toured the home of the Durham Bulls. Full story...
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Poll: Wilmington most popular city in NC

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They like us. They really like us. A new poll shows voters in North Carolina view Wilmington as the Tar Heel State's most popular city. Full story...
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Braves' Cox, Schuerholz join ballpark panel discussion

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The Atlanta Braves are bringing in a couple of big bats for a panel discussion about Wilmington's plans for a ballpark. Braves President John Schuerholz and former manager Bobby Cox will join the Greater Wilmington Business Journal's Power Breakfast panel Tuesday morning. Full story...
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City says 3rd Street will be ready for Azalea Festival

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The City of Wilmington says work is on track to have 3rd Street ready through Grace Street in time for the Azalea Festival. The city says all traffic control will be removed, and the full road will be open for the Azalea Festival parade on April 14. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington voters tepid on City Council, warming to CFPUA

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videoWe're taking a closer look at an exclusive poll that reveals what Wilmington voters think about some major issues in our city, namely, the job City Council is doing, as well as what voters think about the CFPUA. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Poll shows voters not fans of baseball stadium for higher taxes

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videoA proposal to build a taxpayer-funded baseball stadium in Wilmington is striking out with voters there, according to a new flash poll conducted with media partners WWAY NewsChannel 3 and The Big Talker FM. Full story...
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Marsh Oaks residents sue Wilmington over re-zoning of annexed area

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videoThe battle over rezoning one section of Market Street is not over. Some Marsh Oaks residents have filed a lawsuit against the City of Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington chef selected as nominee for Food & Wine's 'The People's Best New Chef 2012'

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Cameo 19 Hundred announced FOOD & WINE has selected Chef Kirsten Mitchell as a nominee for The People’s Best New Chef. Full story...
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'One Tree Hill' finale scheduled for April 4

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The CW today announced the dates for finales for the remainder of the season, including ONE TREE HILL, which will conclude its nine-year run in a special, two-hour series finale Wednesday, April 4, 8-10 p.m. Full story...
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Spill forces lane closure on S. College Road for hours

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The truck hauling road paving material began to leak while traveling north on S. College Road. The driver said he thought a cleaning liquid mixed with the tar he was carrying, causing it to expand and spill over the top of the truck. Full story...
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Work on lines could shut off water in parts of downtown Tuesday

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Some homes and businesses in downtown Wilmington could be without water tomorrow. CFPUA crews will repair a water main break near 2nd and Orange during the day. There will also be a line switch on N. 3rd Street overnight. Full story...
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Wilmington looks at renovations to Riverfront Park

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video An extreme makeover is coming to downtown Wilmington. No, not a ballpark. The city wants to redesign riverfront park. The architects revealed some of the plans today. Full story...
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