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New Hanover County News

WPD: Man caught stealing from CFCC construction site

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video A man is jail and scheduled to make his first court appearance today after Wilmington Police say they caught him trying to steal from a college construction site last night. Full story...
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March hopes to give justice a voice

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videoOn the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, about 50 people showed up to march and rally in memory of those who are gone. They took their message to the street in the hot sun chanting, "No justice, no peace." Full story...
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Betsy Jordan supporters apologize for campaigning at protest

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videoThere was a peaceful protest in Wilmington Thursday night in an effort to remember those killed after altercations with police. A group of people stood out at tonight's event. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Dead Crow Comedy Club

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videoHave you been to the Dead Crow Comedy Club yet? They've transformed the old Firebelly's Lounge in Downtown Wilmington into a hilarious haven for live stand-up comedy. Full story...
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High tides could wash out some holiday plans at Freeman Park

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video High tides could wash out some Labor Day plans at one area beach. The Town of Carolina Beach says during high tides some parts of Freeman Park are completely impassable, as water comes all the way up to the sand dunes. Full story...
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Wilmington, New Hanover leaders push for legislative session on film incentives

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videoMembers of the New Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City Council signed a joint letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger yesterday asking them to call for a special legislative session to "reconsider film incentives that will better serve North Carolina in remaining marketable and competitive" in the film industry. Full story...
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Beer and wine app developer finds new home in Downtown Wilmington

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videoA Wilmington-based company hoping to uncork its knowledge of wine and beer is moving downtown. Full story...
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Trio faces charges for UNCW statue theft

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videoUNCW Police have warrants for three men wanted for stealing a bronze seahawk statue from campus last month. Joseph Edward Berry, 21, of Hillsborough, Robert Joseph Touhey, 20, of Ocracoke and Nicholas Ryan Siano, 19, of Wilmington face charges of felony larceny and misdemeanor injury to real property. Full story...
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Police: Hit & run, chase end with car hitting building

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videoWilmington Police say the single-car crash that ended when the vehicle hit a pole and a building on Wooster Street this morning started with a hit and run in a restaurant parking lot. Full story...
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Profits melted by Mother Nature

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videoThis summer has been a bit of a mixed bag for business at area beaches. What Michael Velez says, he says with a smile. He said running Carolina Beach Creamery has been a dream come true, of sorts. But, a bit of a letdown too. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Dancing with a Star

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videoYou're about to meet a woman who moved away as a young girl to attend a school of dance. She wouldn't have had to move if such a school was available near her community. So, years later after becoming an engineer, she decided risk it all. She quit the engineering gig and laced up her shoes again....non-profit style. Tonight, we're 'Dancing with a Star'. Full story...
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Kure Beach surfer plans to set Guinness World Record

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video A Kure Beach surfer plans to beat a Guinness World Record this weekend. Last year Ben Shaw beat a North Carolina record after surfing every single day for 439 days. Now he wants to try for a different title. Full story...
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Anonymous tip leads to stolen seahawk statue

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videoUNCW says the seahawk statue stolen from campus last month has been found. According to a news release, CrimeStoppers got an anonymous tip Thursday. Full story...
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Police: Man arrested after officers catch him with loaded Glock in hand

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Police say ShotSpotter alerts led them to a man who was caught firing a glock within Wilmington city limits, leaving a bullet hole in his neighbor's home. Full story...
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Firefighters look for cause after flames spark at Wrightsville Beach home

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Firefighters say flames are out after a fire sparked at a vacant beach home early this morning. Full story...
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