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New Hanover County News

Laney's Wilson joins Michael Jordan in record book

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video It's not every night a high school basketball player can put his name in the same sentence as the great Michael Jordan, but that's exactly what happened last night at Michael Jordan Gymnasium at Laney High School when Elijah Wilson tied M.J.'s single-game scoring record. Full story...
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Report suggests closing, curbing state attractions

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The Legislature's fiscal watchdog agency says the state of North Carolina should close an Elizabeth City museum, a Kinston historic site and reduce operating hours at seven other locations to reduce operating expenses at attractions with high costs and low visitor traffic. Full story...
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Shooting in Wilmington sends two to hospital

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Wilmington Police are looking into a shooting late last night that sent two people to the hospital. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. School Board member files for county commission

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A New Hanover County School Board member has officially thrown his hat in the race for county commission. Full story...
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NC Ports Authority dinner for 15 cost about $1,500

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A spokesman says the NC State Ports Authority will develop new policies for meals and expenses after a steak house dinner for 15 cost more than $1,500 for food. Full story...
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Feds look into NHCS seclusion rooms

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video The controversy over New Hanover County Schools' use of seclusion rooms is now the subjection of a federal investigation. The Department of Education's Civil Rights Office is looking into a claim that seclusion rooms are only being used on students with disabilities. Full story...
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Wilmington-shot 'Journey 2' beats 'Star Wars' at weekend box office

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A new movie shot in part at Wilmington's Screen Gems Studios had a good first weekend at the box office. "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" finished third in weekend ticket sales with $27.6 million. Full story...
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Brett Blizzard update; still hittin' the 3 in Italy

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Former UNCW basketball standout Brett Blizzard returned to Italy several months ago to play pro basketball after spending the previous year in Wilmington. Last year's WWAY Full Court Press co-host just led his Italian team to their second consecutive victory on Sunday. Full story...
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Cold weather affects crops

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videoWhat looked to be one of the warmer winters in quite some time took a drastic turn early Sunday morning. As temperatures dipped into the mid-20's the extreme change may have had area farmers in a cold sweat. Full story...
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1st place George Mason men slide by UNCW; ODU women sneak past UNCW on Play 4KayDay

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The UNC Wilmington Seahawks certainly had their chances down the stretch,both the men's team and the women's team. Unfortunately Buzz Peterson's squad wasn't able to knock off George Mason on Saturday. On Sunday Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's team lost a close one to Old Dominion. Full story...
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