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New Hanover County News

Thousands enjoy Festival Latino at Hugh McRae Park

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The weather was great on Saturday; just in time for the 11th Annual Festival Latino at Hugh McRae Park. Twenty-thousand people from across the Cape Fear region enjoyed music and cultural dancing, artwork... Full story...
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Triathletes take to Wilmington Saturday

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If you were out and about in Wilmington Saturday, you most likely saw the triathletes racing to the finish line. The Second Annual Beach to Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon started at Wrightsville Beach with a 2.4 swim. Full story...
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Focus on replenishing flounder at Flat Bottom Flounder Tournament

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Local fishermen delivered loads of flounder to Dockside Restaurant in Wrightsville Beach Saturday. It was all for the Fifth Annual Flat Bottom Girls Flounder Tournament. Full story...
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Hoggard student slashes muscular dystrophy, starts wheelchair hockey clinic

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Saturday at Hoggard High School a young man hopes to realize a dream with the help of his classmates. Freshman Justin Verzaal is not about to let muscular dystrophy hold him back. Full story...
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The best women racquetball players take to the Port City

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Some of the best racquetball players in the world will be in the Port City this weekend. The Wilmington Athletic Club is hosting a professional racquetball tournament for women. The tour stop has over $13,000 of prize money up for grabs. Full story...
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Ironman competition will have New Hanover County traffic tied up Saturday

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There is a traffic advisory to tell you about in New Hanover County. The Beach to Battleship full and half Ironman is Saturday. This is going to cause some traffic problems in various parts... Full story...
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Showdown at Legion Stadium: Hoggard vs New Hanover

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videoIn high school football, the Hoggard-New Hanover football game at Legion Stadium headlines the Friday night schedule with first place in the Mideastern Conference up for grabs. Full story...
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Carolina Beach native Kim Munley credited with stopping Ft. Hood shooting

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videoThe carnage might have been even worse at Fort Hood, had it not been for civilian police officer Kim Munley. Upon arriving at the scene, she saw Hasan and started firing. Who is this woman? It turns out she's one of ours. Full story...
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Inside 911: Dealing with calls

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videoThey are there whenever we need them, but 911 operators have an often thankless job. No matter how big or small the emergency, they take the time to walk us through our time of crisis. Full story...
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Inside 911: The job of an operator

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videoIn an emergency we see the police officers, the firefighters, and the paramedics, but we never see the 911 operators who get them there. New Hanover County's 911 dispatchers say it is a high stress, fast-paced, unpredictable job - and they would not have it any other way. Full story...
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Wilmington Police use closed motel for training session

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The former Whitey's El-Berta Motor Inn hosted some dramatic law enforcement training Thursday afternoon. The Wilmington Police Department's Special Enforcement Response Team and it's bomb squad practiced... Full story...
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Open casting call for One Tree Hill

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In this tight economy, folks are always looking for a way to make some extra cash. Here is a fun way: One Tree Hill is holding an open casting call for people ages 18 and up. Full story...
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Newly elected Wilmington councilmen eager to get started

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videoWilmington City Council met Wednesday night, instead of Tuesday night, because of the election. Voters also shook up the composition of the council. WWAY's Meghan Torjussen tells us the newcomers are eager to get started. Full story...
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Ashley and Knightdale fight it out in state playoffs

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videoThe state playoffs are underway for high school soccer. The Ashley Screaming Eagles hosted the Knightdale Knights Wednesday night. The action packed, high scoring thriller was filled with tons of drama. Full story...
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Two new members join City Council, focus stays on city's future

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videoRonald Sparks, Earl Sheridan, Kristi Tomey, Jim Quinn, and Margaret Haynes have two more meetings as the Wilmington City Council. Kevin O'Grady and Charlie Rivenbark will replace Quinn and Haynes come January. Full story...
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