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New Hanover County News

IRS offers free tax help

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Workers will answer questions for taxpayers. There also will be free tax preparation and electronic filing for folks who earn $49,000 or less. Full story...
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Wilmington Police Officer says drunk woman bit him

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A woman who was told to leave Slick & Red’s due to intoxication refused a cab and tried to leave in her own car. Full story...
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WPD investigating attempted kidnapping and rape

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The female victim reported that she invited a former boyfriend to her residence to play cards. The victim said the man tried to force sexual relations, and she stabbed him in the arm in self-defense. Full story...
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Holly Shelter Middle School’s first principal named

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The New Hanover County Board of Education approved at the February Board meeting for Dr. Sherry Pinto, presently principal of Bradley Creek Elementary, to be appointed as principal of New Hanover County Schools’ new Holly Shelter Middle School. Full story...
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Packing 150,000 books a one-woman job

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videoThere is less than a month, more than 150,000 books and only one person to pack them. Gwenyfar Rohler has begun the daunting task. Full story...
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Drill lets cops, teachers practice school safety

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videoDeputies, officers and school faculty spent at least five hours learning how to react when a gunman enters the building and starts shooting. Full story...
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Musical honors Motown anniversary

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Watch Good Morning Carolina this week for your chance to win tickets. Full story...
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UNCW kicks off Intercultural Week

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The biggest event is the Intercultural Festival Saturday, on campus. Hundreds gather to appreciate music, dance, and food from around the world. Full story...
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NHSO: Three arrested on marijuana & cocaine trafficking

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New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice & Narcotic Unit arrested three men and charged them with numerous counts of drug trafficking. Full story...
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Carolina Beach looking for pier funding

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Town Manager Tim Owens asked the New Hanover County Commission for $1.4 million to help offset the cost of the land. Full story...
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Water slides could join Carolina Beach amusements

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video The Carolina Beach Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the Town Council approve a conditional use permit for a water park a few blocks from the beach. But nearby property owners are worried that replacing the sounds of the ocean with screaming kids could hurt their property value and their health. Full story...
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State stops GlenCare admissions

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The state Department of Health and Human Services told owner Glen Kornegay he could no longer accept new residents, and, more importantly, the state intends to revoke his license. Full story...
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Artifacts unearthed Burgwin-Wright House

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Site manager Anthony Small helped unearth the artifacts when he was making repairs in the sub-basement. He thinks the artifacts are from the early 1700s. Full story...
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City considers draft comprehensive annexation policy

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the Wilmington City Council discussed what elements to include in a comprehensive annexation policy that, if approved, would guide future city annexations. Full story...
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WWAY EXCLUSIVE: Enchanting Airlie

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videoWWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo was the only photographer allowed inside Airlie Gardens after the snow fell. He captured rarely seen images of the majestic Airlie Oak and the Bottle House blanketed in snow you can see only here. Full story...
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