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New Hanover County News

$10,000 reward offered for return of stolen jewelry, silver

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The victim of a break-in that was reported Sunday afternoon is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of a rare gold necklace and / or the large quantity of heirloom silverware that was stolen. These items have sentimental value for the victim. Full story...
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SECU presents $1 Million challenge grant to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter

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SECU Foundation, funded solely by State Employees’ Credit Union members, recently announced a challenge grant of $1 million to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Closer to Home SECU Hospice House Capital Campaign to build an inpatient hospice facility in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Eyesore sits after city contractor's permit expires

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Work to tear down the old Almont Shipping Warehouse in Wilmington has ground to a halt. Full story...
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Bottoms up! New Hanover booze sales fifth highest in state

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video Sales of some things are down in this economy. Alcohol is not one of them. A new report from the NC Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission reveals a rise in alcohol sales across the state. Full story...
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PPD CEO resigns after three months on job; Walks away with $3 million golden parachute

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Raymond Hill resigned effective yesterday. He came to the wilmington-based pharmaceutical research firm in september. Full story...
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Battleship bow repairs finished

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Taylor Brothers Marine Construction finished the project within the contract time frame and under budget. The company replaced steel plates at the "wind-water" line on the starboard bow. Full story...
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Family says baby buried in yard after miscarriage

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video A strange start to the day for Wilmington Police. They began looking into a suspicious death of a child at a Wilmington home they quickly said was not suspicious. After a having a miscarriage, relatives says the mother buried the child in the front yard. Full story...
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North Carolina DOT holds public hearings on ports

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The state Department of Transportation is holding three public meetings this week about what role ports should play in North Carolina's economy. Full story...
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Coast Guard flies man to NC hospital

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The Coast Guard has flown a man with a medical condition from a cruise ship to a North Carolina hospital. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fire at Belk's intentionally set

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A fire outside the Independence Mall caused customers to cut their shopping short Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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