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New Hanover County News

Realtors gather for celebration, hoping for promising summer

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Despite a slumping economy, local realtors found a reason to celebrate Thursday night. With Flag Day coming up Sunday, the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors decked out in red, white and blue for a bash aboard the Battleship North Carolina. Full story...
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Confirmed swine flu case hits Bradley Creek Elementary

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The World Health Organization has declared a swine flu pandemic, as another case of the H1N1 virus has been confirmed in New Hanover County schools at Bradley Creek Elementary. Full story...
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Carolina Beach tries to make visitors aware of rip current dangers

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videoStrong rip currents, that keep catching swimmers off guard, have kept Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue unseasonably busy. Full story...
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After school program owner facing three charges of indecent liberties with a child

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videoJohn Maisenhelder made his first appearance in a New Hanover County courtroom today. He's charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child. According to the District Attorney's Office, the charges involve three separate victims from an after school center Maisenhelder owns, a place where he taught karate to kids. Full story...
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Texting while driving ban brings up concerns

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videoEarlier this week, the state Senate gave final approval to legislation, banning drivers from text messaging or sending e-mails with their cell phones. The ban is now headed to the Governor’s desk, but the law raises some concerns. Full story...
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NC Coastal Federation tries to delay Titan's progress

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In a five-page letter, the North Carolina Coastal Federation asked Governor Perdue to delay state permits on the Carolinas Cement Plant in Castle Hayne until a federal study on its environmental effects is complete. Full story...
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Dedication ceremony held at The Wall That Heals

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A scaled down replica of the Vietnam Wall is ready for visitors in Wilmington. A dedication ceremony was held Thursday morning in Ogden Park, where the "Wall That Heals" is set up through the weekend. Full story...
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Slow down on Eastwood

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You may not have noticed, but there's a new speed limit in effect on one of Wilmington’s main drags. The speed limit on Eastwood Road recently dropped from 55 to 45 miles per hour. Full story...
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WPD hosts open house for children

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Some youngsters got a behind the scenes look at the Wilmington Police Department Thursday. Plenty of police vehicles were open to the public including Segways and police cars. Full story...
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After-school program owner charged with indecent liberties

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A New Hanover County man is in jail under a $1 million secured bond. John Maisenhelder is charged with three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Garden Tour grants available

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The Azalea Festival is big business in our area. Each year money from the Azalea Garden Tour goes back to the community, and you may be able to get some of it. Full story...
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Eaton Elementary turns into wax museum

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videoWith only two days left before summer vacation, kids at Eaton Elementary were showing off before the year is up. Students in Ms. Abernathe's third grade class dressed up as famous historic figures and created a “wax museum” of their own on Wednesday. Full story...
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State Senate approves new district map

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The N.C. Senate gave final approval today to a redrawing of districts in New Hanover and Pender counties. The House approved the plan last month. Full story...
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Wilmington celebrates end of slavery with Juneteenth festival

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Juneteenth is an annual celebration of the end of slavery in America. Dozens of Juneteenth festivals go on across the country, including right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Murrayville Elementary crowns first grade trivia bee champion

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Murrayville Elementary students celebrated the end of school with a trivia bee Wednesday morning. Competition was stiff, but eventually the first graders were whittled down to one humble winner, Matteo Meehan. Full story...
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