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New Hanover County News

Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent

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With Fat Tuesday over, that means the beginning of Lent for Christians around the world. And it all starts today with Ash Wednesday. Full story...
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Dalton says NC needs to boost business incentives

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Today was the first full day of Walter Dalton's campaign for governor. He spent part of it here in the Cape Fear. The current lieutenant governor visited Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington a day after filing to run. Full story...
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Renovations done on Battleship masts

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Work is done fixing up part of the Battleship North Carolina. As part of its continuous preservation, the Battleship got repairs on its forward and main masts. Full story...
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Memorial Bridge lane closures planned for tonight, March

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Bridge work will mean lane closures on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Wednesday night. There will be intermittent closures several days next month, as well. Full story...
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NC terrorism convict faces new beheading plot case

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A North Carolina man convicted in a homegrown terrorism plot faces new charges for attempting to hire a hit man to behead three witnesses who testified against him. Full story...
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Volunteers help Sheriff's Office in new VIPR program

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New Hanover County citizens are helping make the county a little safer. The Sheriff's Office announced the launch of its new VIPR program this morning. Full story...
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Third rabies case of 2012 reported in New Hanover County

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A third case of rabies has been confirmed by New Hanover County Animal Control Services. On Monday, ACS officers responded to the area of Yellow Daisy Drive and captured a fox that chased nearby residents and attacked their dog. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council votes to spend money on baseball negotiations

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Wilmington is one step closer to a new ballpark. City Council voted Tuesday night to spend more than $120,000 to begin negotiations and find out exactly what it will take to play ball in Wilmington. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cop quits, two others demoted after firing appeals

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video Two Wrightsville Beach police officers have been demoted and another has quit. Town Manager Bob SSimpson made the announcement this morning following weeks of investigations into the officers, who the town initially fired. Full story...
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Wilmington couple upset after appeals court rejects dead dog claim

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video A five-year fight about a dog is over, for now. The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled in the wrongful death of a Jack Russell Terrier. The New Hanover County couple behind the lawsuit received word today that the court rejected their claim. Full story...
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