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'Blue Velvet' photo exhibit opens

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The film "Blue Velvet" was made in Wilmington 25 years ago, and it helped put the Port City on the movie map. The dark David Lynch drama was set throughout the city, and the part of lead mad man Frank Booth was perfect for Dennis Hopper. Now a cult classic, "Blue Velvet" is being honored with an exhibit of memorabilia and photographs from the production. Full story...
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Family dog killed by pit bull

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video A Wilmington family continues to grieve a week after losing their dog. The Romano family says a neighbor's pit bull forced its way into their backyard and killed their Jack Russell. The family says the dog has attacked before and now they want authorities to hold the owner responsible. Full story...
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D.C. Virgo to become a charter school

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video A new name, with a new curriculum. D.C. Virgo Middle School will reopen this fall as D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Charter School. Community leaders met Wednesday to put pen to paper to make it all official. Full story...
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Wilmington Mayor elected to third term

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video In the race for Wilmington Mayor, incumbent Bill Saffo reclaims the seat with 71% to Justin LaNasa's 29%. This is Mayor Saffo's third elected term as Mayor. Full story...
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O Christmas Tree! Wilmington's tannenbaum takes shape along riverfront

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It might not feel like the holidays, but downtown Wilmington is sure starting to look a lot like Christmas. Full story...
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Online magazine says Wilmingtonians are broke

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The Daily Beast, a news and opinion website backed by Newsweek magazine, recently ranked Wilmington No. 17 on its list of “America’s Brokest Cities.” Full story...
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After efforts to clean up neighborhood failed, Wilmington woman decides to move on

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video Back in March, a Wilmington resident was on a mission to clean up her neighborhood. Often times, Lola James was left alone to clean up everything from broken glass to paper bags. But today, she says the trash problem has gotten worse and she is fed up with the filth. Full story...
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Man shot in 700 block of North 6th Street

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At least one man was injured last night in a shooting in the 700 block of 6th Street in downtown Wilmington. Police responded to the call at about 10:15 p.m. near the intersection of Campbell and 6th Street. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Bill Saffo

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video For the last few weeks we've been introducing you to the candidates for Wilmington City Council and mayor. With the election now just days away, we wrap up our candidate profiles with with incumbent Mayor Bill Saffo. He says he looks forward to continuing to make Wilmington the gem of southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Justin LaNasa

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video Early voting is underway, and Election Day is next week. So WWAY wants you to meet the candidates for Wilmington Mayor. We sat down with Justin LaNasa, who says it is time for new leadership. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Workers say child ghost may haunt WWAY

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video Much of Wilmington's haunted history has been told again and again. Tonight, though, we have a ghost story you likely have never heard. This spirit does not lurk in a cemetery or prowl the decks of the Battleship North Carolina. This one haunts our station here on North Front Street. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' coming to Wilmington, expected to pump $80M into local economy

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video The rumors are true. Tony stark and the third installment of the "Iron Man" movie franchise will fly into Wilmington. The film is expected to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to the local economy. Full story...
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Governor calls Wilmington news conference, expected to announce 'Iron Man 3'

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Wilmington will host an iron man triathlon this weekend, but it could also soon be home to the latest edition of the "Iron Man" movie franchise. Gov. Bev Perdue has scheduled a 2:30 p.m. news conference for "an economic development announcement." The event is slated for 1223 N. 23rd Street, which happens to be the address of Screen Gems Studios. Full story...
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The Mizrabel Kids in Monster Mash Mansion at Thalian Hall

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A local show is causing a stir at Thalian Hall. The Mizrabel Kids in Monster Mash Mansion, is a mostly funny musical, the local production is directed by Cherri McKay Full story...
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Wilmington City Attorney leaving for Charlotte

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Wilmington City Attorney Carolyn Johnson will leave her job in the coming months to return to Charlotte. Full story...
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