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New Hanover County News

Police Department investigation continues in Wrightsville Beach; smoking ban, Crystal Pier discussion to come

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video The Town of Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen held a town meeting tonight looking for some answers on a police department investigation. The board also discussed the future of Crystal Pier. Full story...
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UNC panel recommends 8.8 percent tuition increase

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A University of North Carolina Board of Governors committee has recommended a proposal that would see college costs rise by more than $400 per student on average. Full story...
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Hopes high as first pitch nears at UNCW

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Seahawk baseball fans wonder if this will be the year UNCW makes it back to the NCAA tournament. The Seahawks open the 2012 season at home against Ohio on February 17. Full story...
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STUDY: New Hanover Co. death rate and binge drinking higher than state average

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The New Hanover County Health Department has released the 2011 New Hanover County Community Health Assessment, which involves a collaborative process among community partners to evaluate the health status of county, through collecting information firsthand from residents in the county and health data from local, state and federal sources. Full story...
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Kodak shutters camera business

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Kodak is getting out of the camera business. As one of the original makers of the film camera, Kodak is making the move to save more than $100 million. Full story...
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AzFest headliner Scotty McCreery makes ACM new artist cut

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"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery, Brantley Gilbert and Hunter Hayes are The Academy of Country Music Awards' best new artist nominees. Full story...
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Accident knocks out power, phone, e-mail to Wilmington operations center

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A city spokeswoman said this afternoon a crane accidentally knocked over a utility line on River Road, severing electrical and fiber optic lines to the operations center. The utilities are not expected to be restored until Monday. Full story...
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Fire leaves five families homeless, ruled accident

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video An apartment fire in Wilmington yesterday left five families homeless. Neighbors say a man passing by noticed the fire from the alley and quickly tried to notify tenants of the danger. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies say suspect may be involved in other crimes

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say they caught a man last night they think may be involved in several other crimes. Full story...
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WPD tech hit by car with frosted windshield

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A Wilmington Police crime scene technician is OK after being hit by a car this morning. Full story...
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