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Southport Police offering reward for arson information

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The Southport Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward, for information in a string of arsons. Full story...
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Robeson residents evacuated as crews fight woods fire

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Robeson County officials evacuated as many as 40 homes as a wildfire that had been controlled sprang to life and burned 100 to 200 acres of woods. Full story...
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Detectives investigating Pender High School fire

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Detectives are investigating Thursday morning's fire at Pender High School. Around two a.m. five unidentified people went onto the campus and burned down a mobile classroom. Full story...
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Cape Fear Red Cross looking for volunteers

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When a disaster like a fire strikes they jump into action. But the American Red Cross says it is in need of volunteers. Saturday the Cape Fear chapter recruited nearly 20 new volunteers. They attended training sessions, including several courses on mass care and shelter operations. Full story...
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Residents recovering from apartment fire

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videoResidents are still trying to pick up the pieces from last week's fire at another Wilmington apartment complex. It happened late Thursday night at Canturbury Woods. Full story...
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New Hanover County gets four new fire trucks

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There are four new fire engines in New Hanover County. Wrightsboro Volunteer Fire Department is kicking their 1965 model engine 13 to the curb. It's replacement is a 2007 Pierce Dash fire truck. Full story...
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Fire damages apartment complex

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Fire officials responded to Canterbury Woods around 11:45 p.m. after a resident called police. Officials say none of the apartments were destroyed, but eight of them will need extensive repairs. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire Department gets new boat

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The Wilmington Fire Department has a new addition to its firefighting fleet. The Atlantic Six is the fire department's new multi-use fire boat. Full story...
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Local business destroyed in fire

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videoA fire early Sunday morning left a local business in ruins and investigators trying to figure out how it happened. Business co-owner Corey Heim said, "There's absolutely nothing left. It's completely 100 percent destroyed." Full story...
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Firefighters get help with salary, training

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videoThere's been some controversy surrounding the Wilmington fire department over the last few weeks. Firefighters asked the city council for higher wages and more help, but did they come through? The City says they did grant these requests, giving Wilmington firefighters a salary boost and much-needed trainers to help them do what they do best. Full story...
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Charleston mourns fallen firefighters

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videoThe eyes of the country were on Charleston Friday. Thousands of mourners gathered to honor the nine firemen who died in the line of duty Monday. This official day of mourning in Charleston began with a procession of fire trucks. Full story...
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Nine firefighters die in Charleston

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videoIn Charleston, S.C. nine white crosses signify the presence of nine firefighters who made the supreme sacrifice. They died together Monday night, saving lives -- losing their own in the process. Full story...
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Couple loses apartment to fire, belongings to neighbors

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Imagine your home going up in flames. Now think about your neighbors digging through your scorched belongings. That's what one local couple is dealing with. Full story...
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Firefighters denied pay increase

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A sea of yellow shirts greeted Wilmington City Council members at their meeting last night. Dozens of firefighters turned out, asking the city council to raise their salaries in the new budget. Firefighters, their families and friends walked to Tuesday's City Council meeting, all wearing yellow T-shirts showing solidarity. Full story...
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Hampstead fire department asking for tax increase

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The Hampstead Fire Department Board of Directors is asking the Pender County Commissioners to approve a district wide 25 percent tax increase. Full story...
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