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New Hanover County News

Badges of Honor handed out to Wilmington Police Department

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Some men and women in uniform received a badge of honor Friday. Members of the Wilmington Police Department were promoted and honored for their hard work. Full story...
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Company hired for Wrightsville Ave. construction files for bankruptcy

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The Department of Transportation hired Main Line Construction to improve Wrightsville Avenue near Independence. The company was in the middle of creating two new turn lanes to help relieve congestion. But Tuesday the company filed for bankruptcy. Full story...
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UNCW welcomes the Lady Seahawks

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Wednesday we met the men's team, Thursday, the UNCW Lady Seahawks introduced themselves to the media. Head coach Ann Hancock and her team have high expectations for the upcoming season. Full story...
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Nursing students join seniors at Seahawks and Seniors Health Fair

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UNCW's nursing program sponsored the Seahawks and Seniors Health Fair at the New Hanover County Senior Center on Thursday. Full story...
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Landfall residents celebrate new labyrinth with ceremony

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Landfall residents now have a new place to enjoy some peace. The Wilmington community hosted a dedication ceremony celebrating a new labyrinth in their garden. Full story...
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Dangerous Dog Appeals Court hears three cases Wednesday

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videoOne of our monthly features on WWAY is New Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court. It was a full docket Wednesday night, with three cases heard at New Hanover County Animal Control. Full story...
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Mental health industry gets financial lift

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videoThe struggling mental health sector just received some much needed funds. The state released 15 million dollars to help bring back some important services. Full story...
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Cape Fear Skyway Project still up in the air

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The Cape Fear Skyway Bridge Project has come to a fork in the road. Wednesday, elected leaders who make up the Transportation Advisory Committee met to discuss the billion dollar project that would connect New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Full story...
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Media day at UNCW

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videoToday was media day for the UNC Wilmington men's basketball team and that means a chance to get to know the 2009-2010 Seahawks. Full story...
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WPD gets technology boost

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department has a new piece of equipment helps detect blood alcohol content more quickly. Before they got their new machine, the WPD had to send blood samples to Raleigh to get tested. Full story...
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Group looks to strengthen standards for demolishing Wilmington's historic buildings

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The future of historic Wilmington was the topic of discussion at a downtown meeting Tuesday night. The Historic Wilmington Foundation and Wilmington Downtown, Inc. asked for the public's ideas and support. Full story...
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Public forum held on redistricting for Holly Shelter Middle School

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New Hanover County will have a new middle school next year. The opening of Holly Shelter Middle School requires moving students around. Three public forums are scheduled to discuss the issues involved. Full story...
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Positive input for Carolina Beach pier consideration

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The Town of Carolina Beach held a public hearing Tuesday night to consider the purchase of several pieces of property to build a pier for the North Carolina Aquarium. The price tag is more than $4 million for more than two acres of land. Full story...
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Church doors always open for immigrants

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videoThe local Hispanic community has nearly doubled in the past ten years. As immigrants find their niche in the States, they're encouraged to find a way to hang onto old traditions while building new ones. Full story...
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Riverfront Hilton guest evacuated Tuesday

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A power outage at the Riverfront Hilton forced guests to evacuate Tuesday afternoon. Hilton management said a transformer shutdown causing a fan to fail and blow smoke into the building. Full story...
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