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ONLY ON 3: Controversy surrounds UNCW Provost finalist

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video One of the three finalists to become UNCW's next Provost is no stranger to controversy. Doctor Timothy Chandler was up for a similar position last year at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, but declined to take the job after work he had done earlier in his career caused a stir Full story...
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CFCC offers free dental clinic

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Hundreds of low-income residents will have the opportunity to see a dentist for free this weekend in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Two teens charged in attempted abduction of 10-year-old

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video Two Wilmington teenagers are in some big trouble after investigators say they tried to abduct a child heading home from school. Full story...
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Police searching for break-in suspect

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Police are searching for the suspect who broke into a Wilmington church overnight. Full story...
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Fire call to Thalian turns out to be misunderstanding

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If you saw firefighters at Thalian Hall on your way to work this morning, it was all one big misunderstanding. Full story...
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TONIGHT ON NIGHTLINE: Tony Stark, 'Iron Man 3' will be 'very different,' says producer Kevin Feige

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Marvel Studios president and “The Avengers” producer Kevin Feige told “Nightline” his next project, “Iron Man 3,” will be “very different” and just because it’s a sequel doesn’t mean the audience will know what’s coming. Full story...
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THE RANT: When did Mandalay Baseball start running the City of Wilmington?

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First, let me be absolutely clear, the WWAY NewsChannel 3 Newsroom is neither pro nor anti baseball or ballpark. It's our ultimate goal to just cover the story as it progresses and keep Cape Fear residents, as well as the taxpayers of Wilmington, informed. However, it's also our job to ask tough questions of our leaders and last night's city council meeting left me with a list of them. Full story...
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ALE busts hundreds during Azalea Festival

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Alcohol Law Enforcement arrested or cited 261 people during the Azalea Festival over the weekend. Agents filed a total of 308 charges. Full story...
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City Council members question potential deal with Ripken Design

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video The City of Wilmington may strike out when it comes to selecting Ripken Design as the project manager for the proposed ballpark. The project manager would evaluate the feasibility of building a baseball stadium. But a couple of council members have some serious questions. Full story...
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City of Wilmington survey shows downtown safety perception depends on time of day

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A recent survey recently completed for the City of Wilmington shows city residents are still skiddish about being downtown after dark. Full story...
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General Assembly will seek retribution against Wilmington for annexing Monkey Junction

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A Republican state lawmaker pledged to protect property owners from being annexed involuntarily into the five cities that sued the state over Annexation Reform legislation that passed last year. Full story...
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Free street parking downtown for Azalea Festival

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The city's downtown on-street parking will be free starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13, and all day on Saturday, April 14 for Azalea Festival activities. Parking will be free in the Central Business District, which extends from Ann to Brunswick streets and from Water and Nutt to Fourth streets. On-street parking is always free on Sundays. Signs will be posted to alert visitors about the free parking. Full story...
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Developers working on private financing for ballpark; taxpayer share unclear

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video Securing financing for a proposed baseball stadium will no longer fall on Wilmington's shoulders. Today, the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties announced the ballpark would be financed and constructed privately. Even so, it will still require an uncertain amount of taxpayer dollars. Full story...
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Reaction varies to ballpark financing plan

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video Today's announcement brings many unanswered questions and a lot of reaction. The anti-tax group Americans for Prosperity says Wilmington taxpayers should be sweating this financing issue, but one county in Pennsylvania with a Mandalay-run minor league team says Wilmington will be OK. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Who is the 'Wilmington Ballpark Coalition?'

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A closer look at the members of the WBC, what many have in common, and who's doing the organizing on their behalf. Full story...
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