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New Hanover County News

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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Carolina Beach looks to purchase land for pier, holds public meeting Tuesday

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The Town of Carolina Beach will hold a public meeting Tuesday night to consider the purchase of property to build a pier for the North Carolina Aquarium system. The price tag is just more than $4 million for the property, which totals more than two acres. Full story...
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Incentives for Titan plant up for debate

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videoA computer plant closure is raising questions about financial incentives for the proposed Titan cement plant in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Historic district shrinking in Wilmington

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videoLast week, crews tore down the former Wilmington Police Department. Now another historic downtown building will soon be history. Full story...
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Festival looks to raise money for local animal rescue groups

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You don't often get the chance to throw something at a police chief or mayor, but this weekend at Carolina Beach, you can do just that. It is part of the first ever Salty Paws Festival; a fundraiser for local animal rescue groups. Full story...
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New Hanover County holding forums on redistricting

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Parents of New Hanover County middle school students can voice their concerns about where their children will go to school next year. Full story...
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Walkers raise awareness on mental illness

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Hundreds took to Hugh MacRae Park in Saturday's heat to raise awareness on mental illness. The National Alliance on Mental Illness held its Seventh Annual Walk for Awareness Saturday. Full story...
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Hundreds participate in Day to Remember Volleyball Tournament

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Hundreds were spiking and diving their way to fight Alzheimer's Saturday. The Sixth Annual Day to Remember Volleyball Tournament and Family Festival was held at Captain Bill's Backyard Grill. Full story...
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Former Williston Middle School teacher files for bankruptcy

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A former teacher accused of an inappropriate relationship with a boy has filed for bankruptcy. Wilmington Police arrested Jessica Wishnask back in May after they found her in a parked car with a 15-year-old former student. Full story...
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UNCW students discuss healthcare reform

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The healthcare debate came to UNCW Friday. The College Republicans sponsored “Hands Off my Healthcare”. Speakers, including radio host Curtis Wright, talked about details of the proposed healthcare reform. Full story...
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