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New Hanover County News

Front Street work means another lane closure downtown

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A portion of the westbound lane of Market Street at Front is closed. Full story...
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Local swimmer making a big splash on national scene

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video Travis Johns is a freshman at Laney High School. He's a phenomenal swimmer, and unlike Michael Jordan, Travis did not have any difficulty making the varsity team at Laney. Full story...
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Dredging starts along Cape Fear Coast

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Carolina, Kure, Ocean Isle and Wrightsville Beaches are getting a facelift. Full story...
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Wilmington honors MLK's legacy

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videoDr. Hubert Eaton, Sr., had arranged to have Dr. King come to Wilmington on April 4, 1968. Instead, King stayed in Memphis, TN, to ease racial tensions, and was assassinated. Full story...
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"One Tree Hill" fans make Port City pilgrimage

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TvideoThe trip was organized by one of the show's biggest fans. She's from miami, and used social media and one tree hill fan websites to spark interest. Full story...
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Morning fire destroys home

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video A New Hanover County family is homeless after their house went up in flames this morning. Full story...
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Civil War battle relived at Fort Fisher

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videoVisitors to historic Fort Fisher this weekend got to experience history. The fort celebrated the second battle of Fort Fisher's 145th anniversary. Full story...
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Tomey plans State Senate run

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Kristi Tomey told WWAY today she plans to run for the 9th District seat currently held by Julia Boseman. Full story...
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Poplar Grove hopes to creates buzz about beekeeping

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You may not realize it, but the beekeeping industry is a necessary business. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighters star in Animal Planet show

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Animal Planet visited the firehouse to tell the story of firefighters who saved a cat. Full story...
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Underground Railroad Kiosk Dedicated

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video The city of Wilmington celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday today by unveiling a kiosk honoring the underground railroad. It underscores just how much history there is in the Port City. Full story...
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Parents reactions mixed to middle school redistricting plan

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board approved neighborhood-based option 2C last night. Parent's are split about the board's decision. Full story...
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Wilmington church celebrates 140 years

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video A Wilmington Catholic school celebrated 140 years with the help of a special guest today. Full story...
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Victory for neighborhood schools in New Hanover County

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video The school board was forced to redistrict because Holly Shelter Middle School is scheduled to open in August. Full story...
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UNCW professor discusses earthquake's impact

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videoAs the disaster in Haiti continues to develop, the magnitude of destruction is a cruel reminder of the power of mother nature. Full story...
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