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  1. Snow possible for Sunday, NWS forecastsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Lumina News

    There could be snow on the beach on Sunday, as the National Weather Service forecast that the region had between a 20 and 30 percent chance to see an inch or more of snow. The Wrightsville Beach area is located near a band on the NWS map with the greatest possibility of snow, at 30 percent.

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  2. Wilmington to hold public hearings on downtown ambassador programRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Lumina News

    Knowing a proposal to establish a so-called "municipal service district" for downtown will elicit strong responses from residents, the Wilmington City Council voted in favor of holding public input sessions as it considers the plan. The council's vote to move forward came after Ed Wolverton, president of Wilmington Downtown Inc., delivered a presentation on how the municipal service district would work.

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  3. Wilmington police event aims for empowerment of young girlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Lumina News

    For many, the U.S. Marine Corps is man's work. But not to First Sgt. Sandra LaRochelle, who spoke to the girls gathered at the first annual Port City Super Girls in downtown Wilmington Saturday, Jan. 30. "I'm here because you're all very important to the community and me," LaRochelle said.

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  4. Photo courtesy of Meredith McCumbee. Aaron McCumbee lays with his paws4people dog Hattie.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Lumina News

    The years after Meredith McCumbee brought her infant Ethiopian son Aaron back to Wilmington were spent in and out of hospitals as Aaron struggled with speech apraxia, a condition that inhibits his ability to talk. Then, when Aaron was 5, a four-legged addition to the McCumbee family changed their lives.

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  5. Locally-sourced food vendor plans new downtown Wilmington grocery storeRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Lumina News

    A Wilmington vendor specializing in locally-sourced food and produce will bring a grocery store back to downtown this summer when it opens a 6,000-square foot retail food market on Front Street that the owners described as a one-of-a-kind new concept store. The Farmin' On Front grocery store will occupy the former location of Second Time Around at 143 N. Front Street, and will be operated by Farmin' Brands, a local food vendor that once operated as Carolina Farmin' from a location on Market Street.

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    Wednesday Jan 27 | Lumina News

    While this January weather may have brought a chill to the Wilmington area, it hasn't reached several of the area college basketball teams, three of which are supporting winning streaks that stand to put them in title contention. Perhaps no local team is hotter than the Cape Fear Community College women's basketball team, which has now won 15 in a row after dropping its season opener.

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  7. Film gives UNCW students perspective on 1898 race riotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Lumina News

    A local filmmaker who is shining a light on one of darkest moments in Wilmington history held a screening for the documentary "Wilmington on Fire" for University of North Carolina Wilmington students last week, during which they explored the region's complicated history of racial relations. Director Christopher Everett's feature-length documentary centers on the Wilmington race riot of 1898, a bloody massacre that is often passed over in recounts of the city's history.

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  8. Celebrity chef Legasse hosts Landfall fundraiser to benefit girls schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Lumina News

    A few hundred hungry guests will have a chance this week to get a taste of celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse's cooking, while supporting the startup of an all-girls charter school in Wilmington later this year. Lagasse, who appears frequently on the Food Network, known for his entertaining stories and catch phrases, will prepare a luncheon and private dinner when he visits the Wilmington area Jan. 28-29.

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  9. Wrightsville Beach police report four-year trend of lower crime statsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | Lumina News

    Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Daniel House reported falling crime statistics again on Thursday, Jan. 21 in his quarterly "Chat with the Chief" presentation, with statistics showing lower crime numbers for both the final quarter and for 2015. The "part one" crimes that include burglary and larceny were down 31 percent from October through December in 2015, compared with the same period last year.

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  10. UNCW student is 2015 Lumina News Person of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Lumina News

    When she's not working toward her degree in marine biology or completing research on the dangers of plastic to marine life, University of North Carolina Wilmington senior Sam Athey is driving a movement to keep plastic out of the ocean. "I've never seen anyone take on a project with such force as this one," said Bonnie Monteleone, executive director of Plastic Ocean Project, a national non-profit aimed at reducing marine plastic.

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  11. Webcast promises conversations for racial healingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Lumina News

    Judging by a preliminary meeting held at St. Andrew's On-the-Sound Episcopal Church on Friday, January 8, an upcoming webcast dealing with the topic of race relations promises to be lively, thought provoking and even a little controversial. The webcast offers an opportunity to participate in the Trinity Institute's annual theological conference, held at Trinity Church Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in New York City.

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  12. StriperFest to entertain, educate and restore fisheriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Lumina News

    Hands-on activities for children and a fishing tournament for adults are highlights of Cape Fear River Watch's eighth annual StriperFest, an event named after the striped bass population it raises funds to restore. StriperFest kicks off Friday, Jan. 15, with a banquet and auction at the Coastline Conference and Events Center.

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  13. Rip the RunwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Lumina News

    Scholarship funds raised during last year's Port City Rip the Runway fashion show helped Tyleek Bazil attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where he earned a 3.5 GPA. During this year's Rip the Runway on Jan. 9, local models, designers and musicians entertained more than 800 guests inside University of North Carolina Wilmington's Kenan Auditorium with the goal of helping three or four more rising college freshmen with tuition costs.

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    Wednesday Jan 13 | Lumina News

    Plays written by Wilmington students are put on stage at the Cape Fear Playhouse, with this week's feature being "Miss Mayberry" by Gracie Rose Blackburn. Performances occur each night through Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m., with a Sunday performance at 2 p.m. Hear the cannon fire and learn the story of Fort Fisher during the 151st anniversary celebration for the historic Civil War site.

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  15. Staff photo by Terry Lane. Nearly 100 people attended a fundraiser...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Lumina News

    Presidential candidate Ben Carson visited Wilmington on Friday, Jan. 8, attending an event near Wrightsville Beach held by first-time hosts of a political fundraiser. From their home on Summer Rest Road overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, Jimmy and Libby Neil had nearly 100 guests at the Friday evening event that raised money for the Republican candidate's campaign.

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  16. Economists predict 2.5 percent economic growth for Wilmington area in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 8 | Lumina News

    The Wilmington regional economy is forecasted to grow at 2.5 percent in 2015, slightly above the projected national average of 2.4 percent, economists said at the 24th Annual Economic Forecast breakfast on Thursday. Dr. Adam Jones, a regional economist with the University of North Carolina Wilmington Cameron School of Business, told the group at the Wilmington Convention Center that the local economy in 2016 will not experience "a banner year, but it won't be a bad year either."

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  17. Residents question state's clean power planRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | Lumina News

    Residents raised concern over whether the state's clean power plan goes far enough in controlling carbon emissions during a public hearing held Tuesday at Roland-Grise Middle School in Wilmington. Most of the 30 people who registered to speak to the assembly of about 100 opposed the state's Department of Environmental Quality's challenge to the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

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  18. Hammerheads building team for 2016 USL seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | Lumina News

    The Wilmington Hammerheads FC are assembling talent as the soccer team prepares its roster for the 2016 United Soccer League season. One new addition will be familiar to local soccer fans, as the Hammerheads announced that University of North Carolina Wilmington defender Michael Mecham will join the team.

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  19. Readers' favorite headlines of 2015 - Lumina NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Lumina News

    The news stories that drew readers' attention in 2015 ranged from a dramatic car wreck involving bank robbers, to an apex predator washing ashore, to an unexpected winner of the annual holiday boat parade. Any sign of local commercial development also interested readers.

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  20. Hoggard teacher named regional teacher of the yearRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2015 | Lumina News

    Hoggard High School world history teacher Katie Snyder will compete for the North Carolina teacher of the year honor after she was named as the 2016 southeast regional teacher of the year by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. By winning the honor, Snyder will go against eight other regional winners for the title of state teacher of the year.

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