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Candidate profile: Frank Meares

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video Election Day is less than a month away, and WWAY wants you to meet the candidates for Wilmington City Council. We sat down with Frank Meares, who says it is time for someone who truly represents the people. Full story...
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TWC call center closing means 45 layoffs

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Forty-five people will be out of work when Time Warner Cable closes its Wilmington call center in December. Full story...
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Food trucks face zoning issues in Wilmington

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video The future of food service may be in food trucks, but the City of Wilmington may be slowing that down. Trucks have been dealing with multiple city zoning issues that make their business even more difficult. Full story...
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Former crewman hopes to bring Coast Guard Cutter Midgett to Wilmington

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video If a Wilmington man gets his way, you could be climbing aboard a new ship in the Cape Fear River in the future. The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett is still in service, but a former crew member hopes that when the ship is decommissioned it will make its permanent home in the Port City. Full story...
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3rd Street work continues downtown

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If you've been to downtown Wilmington in the past couple months you've likely noticed construction and increased traffic along N. 3rd Street. Full story...
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Local leaders yet to hear from beach bus planner

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videoThe idea of a Wilmington to beach shuttle may be ready to roll again. An entrepreneur from New York wants to hit the gas on a private beach bus not run by New Hanover County. Beach town leaders say they are open to hearing the idea, but so far, they have not received any official proposal. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Council candidate Fulton originally leaves election money to Brian Berger

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video They say politics makes strange bedfellows. A candidate for Wilmington City Council is finding that out the hard way after we've uncovered a campaign record that says if he died, he wanted to give his campaign money to a controversial county commissioner. Full story...
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Sparks asks council to reconsider sign rules

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video Discussions on a controversial downtown Wilmington sign ordinance are far from over. Tomorrow City Council will talk about possibly suspending enforcement of the law. Full story...
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Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington

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video Fifty years ago Sunday, the Battleship North Carolina finished its long journey from New Jersey to Wilmington. It took great vision, lots of cash and some careful navigation to get "The Showboat" into the slip where she lives now. We celebrate the Battleship's history as a protector of democracy during World War II and then as one of the state's greatest tourist attractions in the WWAY NewsChannel 3 special Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington. Full story...
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City of Wilmington dictates to downtown business owners what they can't put in their own windows

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video The City of Wilmington's decision to enforce a sign ordinance that limits how much of a building's window is used for advertising, is not only affecting businesses downtown. Full story...
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Downtown business just finding out about 2008 sign ordinance change

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video Signs, signs, everywhere signs. But in downtown Wilmington, some business could be in violation of a city ordinance, and that could mean big bucks in an already tight economy. Full story...
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City seeks input for Inland Greens revamp

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videoThe City of Wilmington is moving forward with a parks project that would renovate the old Inland Greens Golf Course. A public meeting starts at 6 p.m. to discuss plans for the property. Full story...
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Blue Velvet 25th anniversary celebrated at Wilmington icon

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video This is the 25th anniversary of Blue Velvet. the David Lynch cult classic was shot here in Wilmington, and the city is almost like part of the cast. Full story...
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Man charged with stealing cash box from convenience store

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A 56-year-old Wilmington man is being held in the New Hanover county detention facility after an armed robbery early Friday morning. Full story...
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Second fire strikes home in 24 hours

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WFD fire crews responded to a residential structure fire at 307 Calhoun Drive this morning. The fire has been extinguished at this time and is in investigative mode. Full story...
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