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Wilmington

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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Diligence gets new Commander Thursday

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A change of command ceremony will take place Thursday on the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. Cmdr. Douglas Goodwin will relieve Cmdr. Harry Schmidt. Full story...
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One of three Convention Center hotel bids pulled

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One of the three developers that wanted to build a hotel at the Wilmington Convention Center has withdrawn its bid. Full story...
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Wave considers car fee to finance beach buses

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videoNew Hanover County's public transportation could be getting closer to making waves at the beach. The Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority is considering charging residents more to have a car to help finance new bus routes to the beach towns. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover property values down significantly; beach towns hit hardest

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video Property values throughout New Hanover County are heading down. The areas seeing the largest drops since the last revaluation in 2007 are the beach towns. Full story...
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Petitions to oppose Monkey Junction annexation due Nov. 29

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The Board of Elections wants to know what property owners in Monkey Junction think of annexation. New Hanover County sent out letters Thursday asking property owners if they want to deny Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction. Full story...
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Even as end nears 'One Tree Hill' still draw fans to Wilmington

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videoThe crew of "One Tree Hill" moved down Front Street from their unofficial homebase of Clothes Over Bros today. Aubrianna's restaurant was the site of today's shoot in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Man rescued from hole after searching for antique bottles in downtown Wilmington

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video Crews rescued a man Wednesday night after he was buried up to his chest in a hole dug behind a home in downtown Wilmington. While digging for historic bottles in a backyard, the ground collapsed around him. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Clean up continues for Wilmington meth lab

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videoAfter drugs and other items used to make meth were removed from an apartment in Wimbledon Chase over the weekend, residents say investigators have been working to clear the apartment. Some neighbors say they are concerned that the toxins from the lab may have gotten into their apartments. Full story...
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