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New Hanover County News

Block of Chestnut Street closed through Monday for work

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Road work will keep a Wilmington street closed through the weekend. Crews were scheduled to close Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Street starting at 7 a.m. The closure is expected to last through the end of the day Monday. Full story...
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Downtown sign amendment proposed, will go to City Council

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video It's a tug of war over window signs at Wilmington businesses. The City of Wilmington held a public meeting Thursday on downtown regulations for window signs, unveiling an amendment to the current ordinance. Full story...
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Power restored after 1,500 outages reported

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About 1,500 residents are without power in Wilmington. New Hanover County dispatch says an electric feeder went out, causing the outages. Homes affected are in area of Shipyard Blvd. and South College Rd. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family says a bed bug infestation put child in the hospital

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video Residents of a Wilmington apartment complex say it's littered with creepy crawlers. One family living in the Greentree Apartments says their bed bug infestation is a nightmare and even forced them to take their little boy to the hospital. Full story...
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Man involved in chase that killed WPD officer sentenced in federal court

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Nearly three years after a Wilmington Police officer was killed in a car chase, a man involved in the chase is sentenced for drug possession and other charges. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Neighbors complain about dangers from bar

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video Some neighbors say a Wilmington bar is causing major problems, including shootings and drug use, but the bar owner says his business is going above and beyond to improve the community. Full story...
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Mom, girls charged after fight at school

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A New Hanover County mother is charged for assaulting a teenager during a fight at Ashley High School. Full story...
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Cab driver robbed at gunpoint

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Wilmington Police were searching for three men early this morning after a cab driver was robbed at gunpoint. Full story...
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Cape Fear Academy outgrows current athletics classification

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They're movin' on up. Cape Fear Academy has outgrown their current classification in private school athletics. The Hurricanes will be moving to the 3-A level in sports this fall. Full story...
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Carolina Beach police investigate assault, victim threatened with a knife

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Carolina Beach police are investigating an assault Wednesday night in which a man was hit with a two-by-four and threatened with a knife. Full story...
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