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Two years ago Hurricane Katrina hit Gulf Coast

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videoTwo years ago Hurricane Katrina descended on the Gulf Coast. It was just the beginning of an epic ordeal that took 1,600 lives, shattered countless others. It also tore apart the geography of the entire region. Wednesday morning across New Orleans bells rang at 9:38 a.m. marking the moment two years ago the levees began to burst. Full story...
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Some Katrina evacuees stay in Wilmington

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videoIt is two years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the scars remain. Some Big Easy residents still haven't gone home. One victim of the storm relocated here and hasn't gone back. Katrina evacuee Daniel Aiena thought he would only be at Wrightsville Beach for a short time. Instead, the stay may be permanent. Full story...
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Greek wildfires concern locals

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videoThose wild fires ravaging southern Greece have drawn worldwide attention and concern. Members of Wilmington's Greek community have ties to areas not far from where fires are burning. As everyone anticipates the path the fires will take, people here with family in Greece can only wait. Full story...
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Northeast interceptor pipe repair begins

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After numerous sewer spills into Hewlett's Creek construction to replace the faulty northeast interceptor pipe began Wednesday. Crews started working to replace the pipe off Pine Grove Wednesday morning. More than one mile of the pipe will be replaced that currently runs through Hewlett's Creek. Full story...
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Pender County makes changes to prevent flooding

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It's been nearly a year since Tropical Storm Ernesto flooded Pender County, covering some neighborhoods in four feet of standing water. Full story...
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Hospital considers raising rates

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center is once again considering raising its rates. The hospital's finance committee has been presented with an option for a five percent increase. Full story...
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Dorothy B. Johnson Elementary to close

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videoThe school year has just begun and already, students at one New Hanover County school are having to think about where they'll go next year. Students at Dorothy B. Johnson Elementary in Wilmington won't be going there next year. Instead, that building will be used by kids currently attending Snipes Elementary. Full story...
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Six New Hanover County schools switch to uniforms

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videoA number of schools in New Hanover County have started the year off in style -- uniform style that is. The change came after a parent survey showed strong support for school uniforms. Full story...
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Twins sentenced for harassing neighbor

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Two Wilmington men have pled guilty to felony breaking and entering. Twins Taylor and Ashley Fuller were given two years probation and 150 hours of community service for harassing former neighbor Jamessa Flippin-Perry. Full story...
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Pender County schools see improvement in progress results

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videoPender County is starting off the school year on a high note after receiving the results of annual progress reports. School officials are happy to report students have improved over the past year. Pender County schools improved their Adequate Yearly Progress since last year. Seventy-one percent of the county's schools showed improvement over last year. Full story...
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Brunswick County students score low on 2007 SAT scores

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The 2007 SAT score results for Brunswick County schools show students are scoring below state and national averages. Full story...
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Miami man gets prosthetic leg in Wilmington

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videoA Miami man lost part of his leg to a rare form of cancer. He traveled nearly 800 miles to Wilmington to get prostheses and will leave our area with much more. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: Harrell's Department Store

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videoFor more than a century folks in the Pender County seat have known one name when it comes to shopping: Harrell's. We visit the fourth-generation running the family business in this edition of Cape Fear Pride. Full story...
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New Hanover County appoints new superintendent

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videoNew Hanover County schools have a new leader. Not all school board members agree with the decision. John Morris resigned as superintendent in May and Saturday his replacement was announced. Full story...
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St. Mary Catholic School expands facilities

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Middle school students at the downtown St. Mary Catholic School returned to expanded facilities Monday. With grants from the PPD corporation and other private donors, the school renovated the second floor of its historic Tileston building. Full story...
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