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New Hanover County News

Man robbed before being tied to bed and gagged

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Wilmington Police are investigating after a man says he was robbed at gunpoint, tied to his bed, and then gagged by the suspects. Saturday night, police say the victim was in his bathroom when the suspects approached him and thew him on his bed in the 4100 block of Spirea Drive. Full story...
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Man robbed at gun point after fireworks

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videoWilmington Police say a man was robbed at gun point after the fireworks early Saturday morning. Police say the male victim met a woman during the show and the pair planned to head back to her house just after 2 a.m. While the couple was walking to her home, the victim says they were approached by three mean near S. 5th Avenue and Meares Street. Full story...
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Police search for suspect after Family Dollar robbed

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videoWilmington Police are searching for a man they say robbed Family Dollar on Market Street. Investigators say a Hispanic male, with curly, shoulder length hair, about 5'11" tall and 175 pounds talked with the cashier for 90 minutes before stealing money from the register Thursday night. Full story...
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Ocean Rescue reports low number of saves despite hurricane

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videoOcean Rescue reports an extremely low number of rescues after hurricane Arthur. Thousands of people made plans to head down to the beaches to celebrate this weekend, but many were concerned about the hurricane. Full story...
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Teams from across the globe turn out for rugby tournament

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video Teams from all over the country and all over the globe traveled to Ogden this weekend to compete in the Cape Fear 7’s Rugby Tournament. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum offers astronomy program for children

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video The Cape Fear Museum offers fun and education program every Saturday in the Learning Center. This month children can learn about astronomy. Full story...
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Wildlife rehab takes animals in after hurricane

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video Coastal Carolina Wildlife Rehab takes in animals after Hurricane Arthur. Full story...
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July 4th celebration runs smoothly in Wilmington

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Wilmington Police say 4th of July celebrations went smoothly in Downtown. In a media release, they say more than 20,000 people showed up to watch fireworks in downtown. Full story...
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National Guard specialist proposes to girlfriend during 440th Army Band performance

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video One couple had a night that they will never forget at the Fourth of July celebration in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington, New Hanover Co. declare State of Emergency

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New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington have declared a State of Emergency as the effects of Hurricane Arthur reach the area. The State of Emergency went into effect at 10 a.m. as the category 1 storm moves north along the coast of South Carolina and toward North Carolina, where rain bands began reaching shore early this morning. Full story...
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WWAY SURPRISE SQUAD: Alan Perry helps us hit home runs

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videoIt was WWAY night at the Wilmington Shark Tank Wednesday night and we decided it was time to send the Surprise Squad out to the ball game! Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Medal of Awesome

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videoThe Department of Veteran Affairs estimates at least 22 veterans commit suicide a day. One is too much. 22 is a reality. This documentary tells the story of three critically injured warriors and their highs, lows, and once again highs as they continue to be still in the fight. Their story was funded by a Wilmington man. The way he sprung into action....is 'Extraordinary'. Full story...
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Carolina Beach among state parks closing as Arthur advances

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Some state parks in coastal North Carolina will close as Arthur advances toward the state, and access to other parks and facilities could be interrupted on short notice as the storm moves north along the coast, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Full story...
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Arthur not worrying folks at Carolina Beach

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As Arthur heads our waym folks at our beaches are wondering about how the approaching storm may hit their wallets. For folks who've lived at Carolina Beach for any length of time, hurricanes and tropical storms are out of our control. What you can control is how you prepare. Full story...
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Arthur threatens $9M Wrightsville Beach renourishment project

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videoThe long holiday weekend means more time in the sand, and this summer there's more sand at Wrightsville Beach thanks to an off-season dredging project. But the threat of a tropical storm or hurricane off our coast could threaten all the work. Full story...
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