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Contractors help Wilmington with Irene clean-up

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Because of the large volume of debris, the city has decided to activate its storm debris pick-up contract. That means crews from a Florida-based company giving an extra hand to city workers to help clean up wilmington for the next couple weeks. Full story...
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Contract crews to help Wilmington with Irene clean-up

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Contract crews will start picking up debris from Hurricane Irene in Wilmington tomorrow. As of Tuesday night, city crews have picked up between 800 and 1,000 tons of vegetative debris since Irene passed through Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council extends time on downtown meters

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If you think downtown parking meters give too little time and encourage too many tickets, you will be happy with a new Wilmington City Council decision. Full story...
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Wilmington calls in Florida company to help with storm debris

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This past weekend, crews finished picking up more than 900,000 pounds of debris left from just last Monday's pick-up route. That is more than nine times the normal amount of debris for the Monday pick-up. Full story...
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Man arrested for wife's murder

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video A Wilmington man is behind bars accused of murdering his wife. It happened around 4:15 p.m. Sunday in a trailer park off of South Kerr Avenue. Full story...
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Fire breaks out at Wilmington retirement community

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No one was seriously injured after a fire broke out at Lake Shore Commons Retirement Community. Full story...
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City of Wilmington post-Irene update

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The city has received minimal reports of downed trees; crews are being dispatched to clear trees from intersections as needed. Major clean up of debris will begin next week. Citizens are asked not to call 911 to reports downed trees or flooding. Full story...
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WPD: Suspect on run after shooting at barber shop; LISTEN TO 911 CALL

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Wilmington Police say a barber was shot inside his shop this morning. A police spokeswoman says it happened at Mirror Image Barber and Styling Salon at Dock and 13th Streets around 9:15 a.m. Full story...
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N. 3rd Street work ramps up

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The North 3rd Street improvement project kicked off major construction this morning. Work crews did prep work last week. Full story...
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As town looks for money, fighting among local leaders slows CB Inlet dredging

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video There is no question that the inlet is important to tourists as well as businesses in the New Hanover County's beach communities, but the question is who's gonna pay for the dredging that's necessary to keep the inlet open and operational? Full story...
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Anti-annexation petitions still have a long way to go

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections sent out 2,032 letters to affected property owners. The board is now reviewing the petitions it's gotten back so far.s gotten back so far. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police catch driver who ran after fight with girlfriend led to car accident

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A woman at the scene told WWAY it started when she got in a fight with her boyfriend who then drove away and ran the stop sign at St. Andrew's, T-boning another car. The man then got out of his car and ran away. Full story...
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McIntyre wants Wilmington designated "American World War II City"

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Rep. Mike McIntyre wants the US House to designate a city each year as an "American World War II City," and he wants Wilmington to top the list. Full story...
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Businesses have different views of Monkey Junction, annexation's impact

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video Monkey Junction has long been a hub of business in our area. It's part of why the City of Wilmington wants to annex it. Several new businesses are setting up shop there, but others that have called the crossroads home for years say it's a dead end. Full story...
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Wilmington factory to close, cut 90 jobs

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Terex Cranes will shut down its production facilities in Wilmington. The company says approximately 90 employees will be laid off Full story...
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