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New Hanover County News

Wrightsville Beach begins plan for annual NC Holiday Flotilla

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With Halloween behind us, folks are getting ready for the next set of holiday celebrations. In Wrightsville Beach, that means the annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla. Full story...
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NC State students make plans to revitalize Kure Beach

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videoThe Town of Kure Beach is planning a makeover. Elected leaders have enlisted the help of some NC State students to help revitalize the heart of the town. Full story...
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Home made crafts enjoyed at Holy Cross Episcopal Church Oktoberfest

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October is over, but it went out with a bang at one church. The Holy Cross Episcopal Church hosted an Oktoberfest and Craft Fair on Saturday, the last day of the month. Full story...
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Road collapse slows down traffic on Market, Kerr

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Driving down Market Street Friday had some people confused; others were agitated - all thanks to a sewer collapse on Kerr Avenue Thursday. Full story...
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Making sure kids aren't tricked on Halloween

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videoThere are more than 600 registered sex offenders in our five county region. Local parole officers are taking part in a statewide effort to make sure sex offenders aren't opening their doors on Halloween night. Full story...
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Boys and girls learn the tricks behind safety

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Kids in costumes got a special treat today: a safety lesson. The North Carolina Division of Public Health brought the Blood Alcohol Testing bus, more popularly known as the BAT mobile, to the Community Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington to test out taxi stands

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Starting Friday night, taxis are going to have to get in line for their passengers. This weekend is the first test for a taxi stand in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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It's takeoff for the Cape Fear Fair & Expo

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The airport is officially the “fair port”. The Cape Fear Fair and Expo is officially open for business. Fun-lovers from all across the area are flocking to the fair grounds...

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Law suit hopes to save sea turtles from gill nets

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A potential law suit is in place in hopes of saving sea turtles. The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail Beach has filed a 60-day letter of intent to sue the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Full story...
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NC and SC canine units take part in fall trials

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Police departments from North and South Carolina are meeting in Carolina Beach for the canine unit fall trails. Full story...
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Prokop pleads guilty to indecent liberties

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Before the jury had a chance to deliberate, former New Hanover County K-9 officer Thomas Prokop pleaded guilty Thursday to taking indecent liberties with a four-year-old girl. Full story...
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Britt Motorsports owner facing felony charges

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After a ten month investigation by the DMV, the owner of a well known Wilmington business faces several felony charges. Full story...
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Former Laney High teacher cuts deal with prosecutors

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A band teacher who admitted to having sex with a student will not serve a day in jail, will not have to register as a sex offender, but will never teach again. Full story...
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Days dwindle before voters head to polls

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videoThe convention center, annexation, the Cape Fear Skyway Project are all issues important to voters in the Port City, and all issues the candidates for Wilmington mayor have strong opinions on. Full story...
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Local business world speeds up sales pitch

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videoSpeed dating has been around for a while. If anything, it cuts to the chase. The UNC-Wilmington Entrepreneurship Center took the elements of speed dating into the business world Wednesday night. Full story...
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