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Former UNCW basketball player faces drug charges; vacationer dies; Bring It! Downtown

Behind bars. That's where a former UNCW basketball player is after authorities charged him with selling marijuana.

A man vacationing at Bald Head Island with his family died while swimming off the eastern end of the island.

In Leland, a woman is in trouble with the law for fabricating her own abduction.

"Bring It! Downtown." Two local nonprofit groups are asking Wilmington for $60,000 to help start a new marketing campaign aimed to bring people downtown, and that's the new slogan they've come up with.

This is pretty cool: a twice-in-a-lifetime event will happen tonight as Venus' orbit will pass between the sun and earth. The next one won't happen for another 105 years!

Make sure you tune it tonight starting at 5:00. We'll have more on why you might want to look into flood insurance options before a hurricane hits, even if you live inland; the best ways to protect yourself from bedbugs while vacationing this summer; a man who is in jail for not returning a car that he borrowed and much more.

-Jon Evans

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