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New Hanover County News

Wilmington couple charged with arson, insurance fraud

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A Wilmington couple has been charged with arson and insurance fraud after a May fire at their home. Full story...
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DWI hearing delayed for ex-head of WHA

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A court hearing on an impaired driving charge for the former head of the Wilmington Housing Authority has been continued. Full story...
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Funeral for former cheerleader scheduled as family spreads memory worldwide

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Funeral services for former Laney High School cheerleader Jasmin Grady, who family and friends hope to honor by granting her last wish, have been announced as millions continue to spread the word about her life. Full story...
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SURPRISE SQUAD UPDATE: Community inspired to lend a hand in Carolina Beach

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videoThe Surprise Squad made a trip out to Pleasure Island yesterday to help pay water bills. While we were there, we found one of the most emotional stories so far: A Carolina Beach woman in need, and tonight, she is getting help from you our viewers. Full story...
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McCrory visiting Wilmington for second time this month

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Gov. Pat McCrory is making another stop in Wilmington Thursday afternoon. McCrory will attend the North Carolina Business Committee for Education's regional meeting and tour the Corning plant on N. College Road. Full story...
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Family asks feds to probe death of man accused of shooting Wilmington detective

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videoAn attorney representing Brandon Smith's family is calling for a US Department of Justice investigation into the circumstances surrounding Smith's death, according to a letter sent July 10. Full story...
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Registered sex offender gets 17.5 years in prison in child porn case

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A Wilmington man has been sentenced to 17.5 years in prison in a child pornography case. Michael Thomas Bassett Jr., 33, pleaded guilty in April to receipt of child pornography. Full story...
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Police: Two teens used gun to rob construction crew near Wilmington work site

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videoPolice are investigating after they say two teens used a gun to rob a construction crew when the group of workers went to get food from a Wilmington restaurant near their work site. Full story...
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Lightning to blame for fire that destroyed home

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Lightning is believed to be responsible for a house fire off of Hogan Court in New Hanover County. The fire began just after 4:00 Tuesday afternoon, just as a line of strong storms moved through the area. Full story...
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The Surprise Squad gets emotional in Carolina Beach

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video The Surprise Squad made a trip out to Pleasure Island to pay some bills. We found one of the most emotional stories to date. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Car chase leads to crash, suspects still sought

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videoA car chase involving a suspected drug dealer led to a traffic crash on a busy Wilmington highway. Full story...
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Sheriff candidate says Hewett's death from lack of experience, procedure in jail

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videoRepublican Jason Vaughn says Ron Hewett did not receive correct treatment according to standard protocol, and that circumstances like those surrounding his death are caused by the inexperience of the deputies assigned to the jail. Full story...
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UNCW settles case with Mike Adams

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videoSeven years after an associate professor sued UNCW over a denied promotion, the teacher and school have reached a settlement. Full story...
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WPD: Man behind bars on birthday after grabbing woman, hitting police car

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videoA Wilmington man spent his birthday behind bars after being arrested yesterday. Oscar Castro, 24, appeared in court today after he was arrested last night on multiple charges including sexual battery. Full story...
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911 CALL: Suicide suspected before Hewett's death

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videoThe audio of first responders' radio traffic and those initial 911 calls about Ron Hewett's demise were released Monday. Full story...
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