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UPDATE: Pender Sheriff suspends captain after prostitution arrest

videoA Pender County Sheriff's captain is off the job after Wilmington Police arrested him overnight on prostitution charges. Capt. Mark Sloan is charged with soliciting prostitution and crimes against nature.

FIRST ON 3: New Hanover detectives give asst. principal investigation to Pender County

The New Hanover County Sheriff has turned over an investigation into a high school assistant principal to Pender County.

NAACP blasts state budget plan

Leaders of the NAACP from around southeastern North Carolina gathered in Wilmington today to talk about their disgust for the proposed budget. They claim the budget was developed by ultra-radical, tea-party conservatives.

Post 10 gets bumped off the mound by a new Wilmington legion baseball team

video Wilmington Post 10 is not the only Wilmington based American Legion baseball team in New Hanover County this year. There's a new team in town. In fact the new kid on the block is the new king of the hill, at least they were on Tuesday night.

Fire in Dare County fills our air with smoke

The smoke that's filling our air is not from a fire in our area but from a wildfire up the coast in Dare County.

“And the Winner is…” BEST BEACH

video Spring is in the air, and it's starting to feel like summer. That means it's time to hit the beach. So in this week's edition of "And the Winner is..." we want to know which of the natural treasures along our coast is the best? Which has the softest sand and the wildest waves? Which is the best strand to soak in some rays, build a sandcastle or just frolic in the sun? Let us know which is the BEST BEACH in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are washing in (9 a.m. Thurs.):
Ocean Isle Beach - 57%
Carolina Beach - 11%
Sunset Beach - 9%
Wrightsville Beach - 9%

Beach businesses hope Memorial Day sparks hot summer

video With Memorial Day weekend being one of the biggest beach weekends of the year, Carolina Beach businesses prepare for the crowds and hope for the best.

Wilmington area unemployment down slightly

The unemployment rate in the Wilmington area dropped slightly last month. The rate was 9.5 percent in April, which kept pace with the state rate. Both were down two-tenths of a point from March.

It’s down to the wire in the high school baseball & softball playoffs

Between the high school baseball state playoffs, the high school softball state playoffs and the CAA baseball tournament there's going to be a lot of tournament action around our region the next few days. Click full story for a schedule of playoff games and times.

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