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New Hanover County News

UPDATED: Man shot near downtown Wilmington

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Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting after a man called New Hanover County Dispatch claiming he was shot and attacked by five men. Full story...
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PPD recognized for expertise in clinical research

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Demonstrating its expertise in clinical research, Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced that PharmaTimes magazine has named a team of PPD researchers the 2012 Clinical Team of the Year. Full story...
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Thieves hit several buildings at UNCW

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video During early morning hours over the weekend, campus employees discovered signs of forced entry in Kenan Auditorium, Alderman Hall and James Hall. Full story...
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Mothers United holds kickoff event

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videoA group of Wilmington mothers is not happy about the pollution levels in New Hanover County. Mothers United, a group branching off of Stop Titan, held its first event today to promote a healthy environment for area children to grow up in. Full story...
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Cari Blalock sets UNC record at ACC swim meet

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Wilmington's Cari Blalock set a school record on Saturday for the North Carolina Tar Heels at the ACC Swimming & Diving Championships in Virginia. Blalock's school record time nearly earned the New Hanover High grad a first place finish in the women's 200 butterfly, but Blalock finished in second place to go along with two third place finishes in other events earlier in the week. Full story...
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Groups rally to oppose, support idea of tax-funded baseball stadium

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videoThe idea of building a baseball stadium here in Wilmington is not a homerun for everyone. Saturday, folks rallied together to protest and petition it, but just down the street, others played ball in support. Full story...
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Folks take the plunge for Special Olympics

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Hundreds of people plunged into the chilly waters of Carolina Beach Saturday to raise money for Special Olympics of New Hanover County. Full story...
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Rally against taxpayer-funded stadium Saturday

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As we first told you last week, a petition is circulating around Wilmington against using tax money to build a ballpark. Organizers say they are not against the stadium in general; just the taxpayers footing the bill. Full story...
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Saffo: City considering several locations for ballpark

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video You might say the City of Wilmington is still in the first inning of the effort to bring baseball to town. City leaders say there's still a lot to be done including where to build. Full story...
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Wilmington man pleads guilty to federal child porn charge

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A Wilmington man has pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge. Matthew Bryan Warford entered the plea to transportation of child pornography yesterday at the federal courthouse in New Bern. Full story...
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