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Archive - Feb 18, 2014

Funds approved for WPD's Gang Investigative Unit

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videoThe Wilmington City Council approved funds for the Wilmington Police Department at Tuesday evening's meeting. Full story...
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Wilmington Police need your help identifying a suspect

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videoWilmington Police need your help identifying a man who allegedly broke into two coin operated machines downtown. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Christie Nye

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videoAn Eaton Elementary teacher gets the surprise of a lifetime with Arizona Cardinal Jonathan Cooper shows up in her room. Full story...
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Brunswick County Sheriff supports law enforcement use of drones

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videoThe use of unmanned drones has raised privacy and safety concerns across the country. But the controversial aircraft could also be a useful tool for law enforcement one a local sheriff would like state lawmakers to consider. Full story...
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ABC Board mulling cutting downtown task force funding

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videoIt's budget season, and the New Hanover County ABC Board is looking for ways to save money. Director Dan Sykes says one proposal on the table would have the board cut the $180,000 it gives to a joint task force meant to cut down crime downtown. Full story...
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Wilmington not sure how much money it needs for road projects

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video Wilmington City Council has formed a committee to work on a transportation bond initiative that could help ease traffic congestion here in the Port City. But at what price? Full story...
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Alderman Elementary celebrates 50th birthday

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videoIt will be a blast from the past tonight at Alderman Elementary as the schools celebrates a major milestone: the big 5-0. Full story...
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New Hanover County announces storm debris clean-up plan

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videoNew Hanover County says residents in the unincorporated parts of the county should have debris from last week's winter storm ready for pick-up by Friday. Full story...
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Pender superintendent says make-up day decision a tough one

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videoSome answers today about why Pender County Schools will make-up some snow days during Spring Break, while other school districts have avoided cutting into that vacation time. Full story...
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Owner hopes for permit to open restaurant in neighborhood where others have failed

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videoAl Snyder hopes to make his dream a reality and open Detour Deli in an old, empty building at 510 1/2 Red Cross St. Snyder says he bought the building in November, but a special use permit slowed his progress. Full story...
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Court of Appeals upholds three New Hanover convictions

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Three New Hanover County criminal cases were upheld Tuesday by the N.C. Court of Appeals, including the 2013 conviction of Harold Goins Jr., sentenced to four life terms for the rape of a cousin in 2010. Full story...
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West Brunswick High School custodian faces sex-related charges

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videoA West Brunswick High School custodian is behind bars facing sex-related charges with a student. The school system's spokeswoman says Rivera will remain on administrative leave during the investigation. Full story...
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Walmart hiring for new grocery store in Surf City

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Walmart is looking to hire about 100 workers at its new store in Surf City. The retail giant says it will hire up to 95 people to work at its new Walmart Neighborhood Market getting ready to open this spring. Full story...
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Conference brackets released for Four County; updates for Mideastern Conference

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The pairings for the Four County Conference Tournament have been released. We have updates from the Farm Bureau Insurance Mideastern Conference Tournament. Full story...
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WPD investigating dozen shots fired into home

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videoWilmington Police are investigating after someone shot into a home Tuesday night. Police spokeswoman Linda Rawley says at 9 p.m., ShotSpotter picked up shots fired in the 800 block of Queen St. Full story...
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