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New Hanover County News

WB sand dredging project finished a week ahead of schedule

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“We all know the weather has been rough the last week in cold conditions. They worked 24 hours a day, they had a safe project and a quality project,” said project manager Bob Keistler, with the Army Corps. Full story...
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WPD: Man prank calls 911 to get roommate evicted

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Officers determined that the reporting party made up the entire story. After being involved in a dispute with the woman who rents the apartment, he called 911 and made the false claim in an attempt to get her evicted. Full story...
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Man stabbed multiple times

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The victim said after he passed the man, the man turned around and attacked him, stabbing him in the side. Full story...
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Wrightsville Ave. work to resume

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After several months of no work, construction will resume on the Wrightsville Avenue project. Full story...
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"Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown" this weekend

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The Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitor's Bureau will host the 15th annual "Be a Tourist in Your Hometown" this weekend. Thirty-five Cape Fear attractions, including Screen Gems and Airlie Gardens, will participate in the event. Full story...
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NHRMC offer back pain seminar

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Dr. George Huffmon, a neurological surgeon at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, stopped by Good Morning Carolina to talk about one type of back surgery. Full story...
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Issues remain with redistricting map

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video The New Hanover County School Board made some parents happy last night by honoring their petition to re-join their community. Forest Hills will no longer be split in two. Instead all middle school students living in the community will attend Williston Middle instead of D.C. Virgo Middle School. Full story...
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Wilmington may break promise not to use taxes for bonds

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videoA city newsletter in 2006 touted bond initiatives by claiming no tax money would be used to pay the bonds off. Now in the midst of a slumping economy, the sitting is considering breaking that promise. Full story...
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School boards discuss superintendent searches

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New Hanover County is looking nationally for a top educator. Brunswick County has interviews scheduled for the weekend. Full story...
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Battleship wants to show off 'Dirty Jobs'

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Keeping a war relic in shape is messy work. So much so the folks at the Battleship North Carolina want to feature the work on national TV. Full story...
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WHA still trying to sell Nesbitt Court

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video Developer Walter Pancoe asked the board for a 60-day extension and suggested purchasing the property in three phases. The WHA said no and said he needs to come up with another alternative by March 18. Full story...
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Who's that sleeping on our couch?

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Each one thought the man probably was a friend of the other one. When they discussed the matter later in the morning, they discovered that neither of them knew the intruder and that he had broken into the residence. Full story...
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WPD: Cabby attacked and robbed

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Responding to a call for a robbery of a Yellow Cab driver, a WPD officer found the victim lying in the road. Full story...
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Woman says she was attacked at work

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The victim reported that she parked behind her place of employment and got out of her car to walk inside. She felt as if someone was following her. Full story...
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Castle Hayne Park burn scheduled

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New Hanover County is planning a prescribed burn at Castle Hayne Park Friday. The 30-acre park off Parmele Road will be closed during the burn. Full story...
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