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New Hanover County News

Plug pulled on controversial Riverfest rally

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Sea-Comm Media has pulled the plug on a controversial rally scheduled to take place at Riverfest. Full story...
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Physical fitness a top priority for Wilmington firefighters

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Wilmington firefighters are trying to get into a little better physical shape. This week all city firefighters are taking a physical fitness test that uses firefighting techniques like carrying a person, moving hoses and raising a ladder. Full story...
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Child Development Center in Wilmington celebrates 50 years

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Happy Birthday wishes to the Child Development Center in Wilmington. The organization celebrated its 50th anniversary Thursday. CDC began in Sunday School classrooms at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church. Full story...
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Man arrested in Wrightsville Beach attack

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videoA man is behind bars for the beating of a man at Wrightsville Beach over the weekend. Now, the suspect faces two assault charges, all over what detectives say is a case of mistaken identity. Full story...
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Dog Court: Bear the Rotweiler

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videoNew Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court was back in session Wednesday night. The case involved a Rottweiler whose owner is appealing the dangerous dog label. Full story...
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UNCW, New Hanover County host no-cost rabies clinic

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You can do your part to stop the spread of rabies by keeping your pets up to date on their rabies vaccine. So mark your calendars, a no-cost rabies clinic is coming up next weekend. Full story...
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Wilmington drivers should start seeing more green

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videoIf you drive around Wilmington, you often find yourself waiting....and waiting....and waiting....at red lights. The city's traffic lights are notoriously long, but that will soon change. Full story...
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Home sales in Wilmington cool off for August

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Home sales in Wilmington took a hit last month. The latest numbers released by the Wilmington area Realtors Association show home sales dropped to 380 in August. Full story...
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City Council puts foot down on storm water issue

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The city of Wilmington is cracking down in the name of cleaner storm water. City Council voted Tuesday night to fine pet owners $250 if they do not pick up after their pet. Full story...
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Wilmington Sharks awarded league's Organization of the Year

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The Wilmington Sharks baseball team has been named this year's Coastal Plain League Organization of the Year. Full story...
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New Hanover County prepares for flu season with forums

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Flu season is just around the corner. The New Hanover County Health Department, and the county school system, teamed up Tuesday night at Eaton Elementary School for the first of three flu awareness forums. Full story...
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Ashley, Laney inspect stadium light poles

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an alert on stadium light poles manufactured by the Whitco Company out of Fort Worth, Texas. Two New Hanover High Schools have Whitco poles; both Ashley High School and Laney. Full story...
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City Council meeting looks to clean up storm water and pet waste

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If you own a dog in the city of Wilmington, be prepared to pay if you do not pick up after the pooch. Full story...
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Leatherback turtles make their way to Atlantic Ocean

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Nearly 200 volunteers and Carolina Beach goers witnessed a very rare sighting Monday night. Seventy leatherback turtles hatched from a nest and made their way to the Atlantic Ocean. Full story...
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Man remains in intensive care as police continue to look for attacker

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Wrightsville Beach Police continue their search for the person responsible for a brutal attack over the weekend. Jud Gee was assaulted around 2:30 Saturday morning. Full story...
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