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New Hanover County News

Crews put out housefire at 5th & Meares in Wilmington

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The Wilmington Fire Department says it took about half an hour to bring the fire at 1019 S. 5th Street under control. Firefighters got the call just before 8 a.m. Full story...
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Four set for UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame

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Women's athletics pioneer Sheila Boles, men's golf standout Derek Brown, gifted sprinter Xavier Chisholm and longtime benefactor David Jones will be honored during the ninth induction of the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame on campus in early February Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Nursing home running without water

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video We discovered a nursing home with no running water when a concerned family member called us and told us about problems at a facility in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Teenager arrested after allegedly trying to steal police officer's truck

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A 17-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly trying to break into an off-duty Wilmington Police officer's truck. Full story...
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Local ceremony honors veterans of Pearl Harbor attack

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video A solemn and sincere tribute to the fight at Pearl Harbor was held in Wilmington today. The ceremony at Battleship Park launched at the same time when the first wave of Japanese aircraft hit Pearl Harbor, 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time. Full story...
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New owners wait for ABC permit to reopen bars downtown

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video The words new bar or new nightclub grab the attention of many in downtown Wilmington. In the past year the city has made it clear it wants to limit the number of alcohol permits downtown by setting new policies and procedures. One rule is that anyone applying for a liquor permit must undergo a review by the city's ABC Policy Review Committee. Full story...
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Construction company owner pleads guilty to mortgage fraud scheme

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Daniel P. Ostby pled guilty before United State District Judge Terrence W. Boyle to wire fraud and money laundering. Full story...
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Wreaths Across America to honor fallen heroes Saturday

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More than 340,000 wreaths are on the move right now, all part of Wreaths Across America. Each year the organization coordinates hundreds of wreath-laying ceremonies on the second Saturday of December to honor and remember those who have served our country. Full story...
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ABC World News features 'Enchanted Airlie'

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In the holiday spirit, ABC World News is featuring different holiday scenes from across America this month. Tuesday night, the holiday shoutout spotlighted Wilmington's own "Enchanted Airlie" light display at Airlie Gardens. Full story...
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Outgoing Carolina Beach Council discusses contracts, reflects on term

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video Carolina Beach is one week away from swearing-in its new council but the current council remains busy. Tuesday night town council met for a special meeting to discuss the approval of a new parking contract and a management contract involving two town owned motels. The parking contract passed unanimously while the details of the motel contract were discussed but not finalized. These two items possibly being the last ones the outgoing council will have a say on. Full story...
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