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New Hanover County News

Flights between Port City, Windy City grounded; future up in the air

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videoWhat went wrong? A few weeks ago hope soared that American Airlines filing for bankruptcy in November would not affect travelers at Wilmington International Airport. But Tuesday night, airport leaders got the phone call. Full story...
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UNC's Stilman White used to be a "big-school hater"

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Stilman White spent nearly half of his childhood growing up in Wilmington, but he was never much of a Tar Heels basketball fan. Full story...
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Carolinas Cement statement on ICF International study on Titan Cement

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The conclusions cited in a recent study from ICF International on the potential health impacts of the proposed Carolinas Cement plant are fundamentally flawed for three reasons... Full story...
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WHA, Sparks trial delayed

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Another delay in the trial involving the Wilmington Housing Authority and a former City Council member. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Assistant County Manager also retiring

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Assistant County Manager André Mallette has announced he will retire effective May 1, 2012, with more than 31 years of service to New Hanover County. With an additional four years of prior service, Mallette is retiring with over 35 years of local government service. Mallette has served as Assistant County Manager since April 2006. Full story...
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Mayor Saffo, other local mayors, support Gov. Perdue's proposal to raise taxes

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Mayors from across North Carolina, including Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and Wrightsville Beach Mayor David Cignotti, who every day see in their schools the damage from the General Assembly’s education cuts, have issued an open letter asking the people of North Carolina to support Gov. Perdue’s plan to reverse the deep and unnecessary cuts the Republican-controlled General Assembly imposed on our schools. Full story...
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UNC chief recommends 8.8 percent tuition increase

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The president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system is recommending tuition and fee increases that would average about $470, or 8.8 percent, for the next school year. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Animal Control Manager appeals termination

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New Hanover County Animal Control Manager Jean McNeil appealed her termination during a Health Board meeting Tuesday night. Full story...
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Study finds Titan project detrimental to health, could cause premature deaths

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video Debate over the proposed Titan Cement Plant in Castle Hayne has been going on for years, and Tuesday night, Cape Fear residents got a chance to listen to possible health impacts to our community. Full story...
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Groups come together to rebrand downtown Wilmington

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Downtown Wilmington has a lot of supporters, but sometimes groups seem to be moving in different directions. Tuesday night a group representing all aspects of downtown life and commerce came together to see how they could make a good thing better by branding. Full story...
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