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Wilmington

ONLY ON 3: Limited permits cause taxi crunch on busy downtown nights

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video Trying to hail a cab in downtown Wilmington on weekends can be a bit of a challenge, especially when there's a big event or holiday. As we told you yesterday, police and cab drivers say it's a big problem, and one the city has a hand in creating. Full story...
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Winter arrives in force

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Baby, it's cold outside! Folks in the Cape Fear area got a rude awakening when they stepped outside this morning. The freezing temperatures and gusty winds made for a bad combination. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Crews can't find source oil leak on Wilmington riverfront

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Crews investigated an oil leak this morning along the Wilmington riverfront. The Coast Guard and Wilmington Fire Department were called out around 8 a.m. after someone walking along the Riverwalk spotted the oil in the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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Saffo says threat from Sen. Berger doesn't overrule city's rights

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videoWith Christmas quickly approaching, many leaders in Raleigh are packing up and heading home to spend time with their family and friends. But not everyone is full of the holiday spirit. North Carolina State Senate majority leader Phil Berger sent a letter to some city leaders, including Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, that's not so jolly. Full story...
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ILM travelers support the FAA's new rules on rest for pilots

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video The crash of Colgan Air flight 3407 killed 50 people nearly three years ago. The crash caused the Federal Aviation Administration to reconsider its regulations on pilots and sleep. Full story...
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Donnell Holmes weighs in at 226 for bout

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Pender County native Donnell Holmes will put his impressive pro boxing record on the line on Saturday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Holmes will fight Bowie Topou. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Pedestrian hit and killed on MLK identified

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A pedestrian was hit and killed this morning on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Wilmington. The victim was Errol Dano Hosein, 23, of Hoboken, NJ. Full story...
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Police not sure where, why NHHS student shot near campus

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Wilmington Police say a New Hanover High senior was shot in the leg near the school and was taken to the hospital. Police are still trying to figure out exactly where the shooting happened and just what happened to send a young woman to the hospital and close down the school. Full story...
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$10,000 reward offered for return of stolen jewelry, silver

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The victim of a break-in that was reported Sunday afternoon is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of a rare gold necklace and / or the large quantity of heirloom silverware that was stolen. These items have sentimental value for the victim. Full story...
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Eyesore sits after city contractor's permit expires

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Work to tear down the old Almont Shipping Warehouse in Wilmington has ground to a halt. Full story...
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North Carolina DOT holds public hearings on ports

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The state Department of Transportation is holding three public meetings this week about what role ports should play in North Carolina's economy. Full story...
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Official count rejects Monkey Junction annexation

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As expected, property owners in Monkey Junction have said a resounding no to annexation by the City of Wilmington. Full story...
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Donnell Holmes about to step back into ring

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video Pender county native Donnell Holmes will be stepping back into the boxing ring later this month. WWAY’S John Rendleman recently caught up with the pro heavyweight in order to get the scoop on Donnell’s bout that will be held in Atlantic City. Full story...
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New bar wants to open at old Rox site downtown

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Friday the city's ABC Review Committee will review a liquor license request for 208 Market Street. That's the site of what was Rox. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City pays to clean up eyesore

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A Wilmington eyesore is being cleaned up. Crews today began tearing down the old Almont Shipping Warehouse at Front and Nutt Streets. Full story...
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