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New Hanover County News

WPD: More fights break out at the Rhino Club

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A WFD Fire Marshal closed the Rhino Club for a City Code violation. The crowd spilled out into the street and a couple of fights broke out. Full story...
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School employees simulate poverty

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The poverty experience brought social workers, counselors, nurses and administrators together for a day of realistic role play. Full story...
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Note sent from "Old Books on Front Street" after weekend move

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Throughout the day we averaged 100 people boxing, packing, moving, unloading, dismantling bookshelves and scavenging the city for boxes. Full story...
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Repeat drug dealer gets 12+ years in prison

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Powell was arrested during a traffic stop by the Wilmington Police Department and was found in possession of a quantity of heroin packaged for distribution. He has four prior felony convictions for narcotics offenses. Full story...
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Pay-to-park season starts at Wrightsville Beach; bring more quarters

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videoStarting today until the end of October beach visitors must pay to park. This year the parking rate is up from $1.50 to $2 per hour. Full story...
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Governor looks at privatizing liquor sales

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North Carolina is the only state where local ABC boards sell spirits. Full story...
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Ghost hunter to search Battleship NC

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Tales of ghosts aboard the Battleship North Carolina are nothing new. Next month a world-renowned expert will check them out for himself. Full story...
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PPD opens contract research operations in Athlone, Ireland

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PPD announced it has officially opened its contract research facility in Athlone, Ireland, which includes an 18,000-square-foot analytical testing laboratory and clinical supplies business. Full story...
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Legend Hawk surprises Wilmington skaters

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video Imagine you're a basketball player heading out to your favorite court on a Sunday afternoon, and you find Michael Jordan there shooting hoops. That's what happened to skaters in Wilmington yesterday, who found Tony Hawk at the Greenfield Lake Skate Park. Full story...
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Volunteers help move 150,000 books from condemned store

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video A condemned building once full of books is now empty thanks to the helping hands of the community. Nearly 100 people helped Daughtry's Old Books on Front Street pack up Saturday. Full story...
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Jordan buys Bobcats

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He's considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time. Now less than six months after being enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame, Laney alum Michael Jordan has reached an agreement to buy the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats. Full story...
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Man's effort helps "Jump Start" others

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videoIt's not every day you see a person lending a helping hand to the community and paying others to help as well. A wilmington man is paying people out of his own pocket with a business called jump clean in hopes of jump starting their lives. Full story...
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Man killed on job died of asphyxiation

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The medical examiner's office also says there were no signs of blunt force trauma to the victim, 28-year-old Walter Banegas. Full story...
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Technology gives CFCC students hands-on training

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video He blinks, he breathes, and he bleeds. Stan is the newest addition to Cape Fear Community College, and he's helping students make the jump from the classroom to the operating room. Human simulation technology is revolutionizing the way students train for careers in health care and emergency response. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. ABC starts new era Saturday

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New Hanover County's long-time ABC administrator is gone. Spending controversies have surrounded him and his board for months, but a whole new chapter starts tomorrow. Full story...
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