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SURPRISE SQUAD gets a surprise of its own!

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videoThe Surprise Squad has paid bills, bought some lunches and gotten some gas for people. So we decided to combine that all Tuesday. We went to Mr. Frosty's and GoGas in Leland, and then we crossed the bridge into Wilmington to pay some bills. That's when the Surprise Squad got a surprise of its own! Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Stand proud with a strong chest

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videoDo you want better posture? You can start to get that by working out your chest. Full story...
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Stormfest prepares new residents for weather

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videoStormfest prepared new residents for weather on Saturday. More than 600 people attended this year's event. This annual event at the Cape Fear Museum is used to raise awareness and increase preparedness on the science of weather. Full story...
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Alice Walker will speak in Wilmington

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videoThe author of The Color Purple is coming to Wilmington. The co-chair of the Civil and Human Rights Award Luncheon, Stanley Moses, says the Pulitzer Prize winners visit stems from a controversy in our area over one of her books. Full story...
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Wilmington looks to save green with green initiatives

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video The City of Wilmington has been working hard for years to become more environmentally friendly. Crews just finished installing new LED street lights around Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington passes $145 million budget

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videoProperty taxes are going up in Wilmington. The Wilmington City Council unanimously approved a $145 million budget. Full story...
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Funding for 4th of July fireworks still tough sell for Wilmington

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videoWilmington's 4th of July fireworks mean big crowds and big business downtown, but the city is again struggling to find funds to cover the cost. The show brings an estimated 40,000 people downtown each year. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Bulk up the biceps for everyday use

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videoBig, strong and muscular arms are something a lot of us guys want. So, in the second part of a four-part series on areas of the body men want to improve, we work out the biceps. Full story...
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Galleria could have new life if Wrightsville Beach lets it go

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videoYou might have seen the deserted Galleria shopping center on your way to Wrightsville Beach. A new developer is trying to bring the Galleria back to life if the Town of Wrightsville Beach will let it go. Full story...
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HAPPENING TONIGHT: 'Boys' Life' takes center stage at Browncoat Theatre

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The show will go on at Browncoat Theatre this weekend, as a new production takes audiences on a journey through the transitions of growing up when the coming-of-age story comes to life on stage.video Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City Manager explains why Department of Justice came to Port City and issues at WPD

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videoIn the last several months the Wilmington Police Department has seen low morale, problems in the K9 unit, and several SBI investigations. Despite these issues, Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham says crime rates have gone down virtually every year for the last 10 years. Full story...
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MUST SEE ONLY ON 3: Crooks forget to paint over all security cameras

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videoSome burglars in Wilmington thought they had a good idea. They sprayed black paint on the outside security cameras of a business they planned to burglarize. But, they forgot to follow through with the ones inside. Full story...
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Group wants to develop Wilmington Film Museum

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A non-profit group is spearheading an effort to build a museum devoted to Wilmington's role in the film industry. According to a news release, the Wilmington Film Museum is a grassroots history project dedicated to the preservation, promotion and education of film and TV history in the Cape Fear area. Full story...
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City blames ice storms, broken down trucks for debris pick-up delays

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video In some cases yard waste has been sitting out on Wilmington lawns for weeks. The city says the amount of yard debris has increased more than 60 percent this spring, but most of the trucks to pick it up have broken down. Full story...
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Judge sides with city in challenge over convention center hotel

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videoA judge has ruled in favor of the City of Wilmington in a challenge about whether the city followed a 2006 legal agreement that outlined out the convention center hotel could be built. Full story...
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