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Carolina Beach Town Council approves permit for new hotel

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video The Carolina Beach boardwalk is one step closer to getting an economic shot in the arm. Wednesday night, town council approved the conditional use permit for a new hotel. Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools searching for new superintendent

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videoThe search is on for the next New Hanover County Schools superintendent. The school board is meeting right now to discuss its options. Wednesday board members began a closed session meeting to figure out how and possibly who they'll choose as the new superintendent. Full story...
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High number of teens charged with local murders

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videoIn the past year and a half there has been an alarming rise in the number of teenagers charged with murder in our area. A local child psychologist says she fears if something is not done soon with today's youth, more cases of teenage killers will come up. Full story...
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FDA approves first over-the-counter diet pill

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videoBig news for the tens of millions of people trying to lose weight: starting Friday a brand new weight loss drug will be available in drugstores. It's the very first FDA-approved weight loss drug sold over the counter. Full story...
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Local real estate slowing down

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videoAnyone who's paid any attention to local real estate knows that the market here is slowing down. Home sales in April of this year were down three percent compared with April 2006. The hardest hit county in the state was Brunswick County with a nearly 50 percent downturn in home sales. Full story...
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Turkey farm in Bladen County looking like a possibility

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video The county Health Department says it can't find any reason why a turkey farm would pose a health threat to residents around the proposed site in Dublin. Full story...
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Girl, 11, publishes book about adoption

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videoTo write a book at any age is quite an accomplishment. Having a book published at the age of 11 is pretty extraordinary. One special little girl has done just that. Full story...
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Local bars hit by burglaries, attempted break-ins

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Five local bars were the target of burglaries and attempted break-ins this week. Full story...
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Inmate overcrowding continues to be problem

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Too many inmates, not enough room. It's a growing problem throughout the area and New Hanover County officials are doing what they can to ease the overcrowding. Full story...
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Emergency leaders hold annual hurricane drill

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Hurricane season is here. State and City leaders and emergency personnel from around the Carolinas gathered Tuesday for their annual hurricane drill. Full story...
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DNA evidence links rape suspect to crime

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A New Hanover County jury saw DNA evidence in the Antonio McAllister trial that links the suspect to the crime. The DNA evidence presented today does link McAllister to the crime, but not directly. Antonio McAllister stands trial accused of beating and raping a 78-year-old Pender County woman in July of 2005. Full story...
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Brunswick County woman pleads guilty to killing friend

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And another Brunswick County murder case is over after a woman charged with killing her friend last fall entered a plea yesterday. Martha Farmer pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping. Full story...

String of burglaries at local bars

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At least five bars were hit in New Hanover County early Monday morning. Sidebar on Front Street between Market and Dock was broken into around 5:15 AM. Full story...
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Burgaw residents speak out about a bigger town

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videoThe Pender County town of Burgaw is growing and a proposed annexation would make it even bigger, but some residents aren't happy about it. Full story...
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Kids' College at Cape Fear Community College

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A field trip to a rock quarry and growing bacteria in a science lab doesn't sound like typical summer school. But that's what this week's Cape Fear Community College's Kids' College is all about. Full story...
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