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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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Tips for keeping safe from crime

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Downtown is known for its restaurants, shops and bars -- but there are also some hidden dangers. In fact, there are three crimes that can happen to anyone - any time of day. Full story...
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Police urge extra caution when driving through school zones

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With school back in session we need to remember to be extra careful driving through those school zones. Full story...
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Racist fliers put school, community on edge

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videoTension was high for the first day of school in Columbus County. It began yesterday when residents in the Town of Evergreen woke up to fliers all over their neighborhoods -- fliers claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan. With the start of school in Columbus County, many people were concerned about what the day would bring. This after hateful, racist fliers geared towards local schools were found all over the Town of Evergreen Sunday. Full story...
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Neighborhood receives hate messages

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videoResidents woke up to hateful fliers all over their neighborhood in Evergreen Sunday. The fliers claimed to be from the Ku Klux Klan. Angela Hicks was in disbelief to see the fliers. She said, "They were in the road, they were in the yard, all over, you couldn't miss them." Full story...
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