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New Hanover County News

Barfield named to national committee

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New Hanover County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield has been reappointed to the National Association of Counties Transportation Steering Committee. It's another honor for Barfield, who recently became the only county commissioner in the state to reach the mentor level in the Local Elected Leaders Academy. Full story...
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'Teen Mom' and son taken to hospital after parking lot wreck

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"Teen Mom" star Jenelle Evans was rushed to a hospital yesterday after the MTV reality star crashed her SUV into a light pole. According to reports, her two-year-old son was also in the car. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Festival Latino pays bill for county parks

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It looks like a popular Wilmington festival will happen next month after all. New Hanover County Parks Director Jim McDaniel says this morning Lucy Vasquez, Director of Amigos Internacional, paid the more than $2,000 the group owed for use of county parks. Full story...
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Unemployment down in Wilmington area in September, still higher than a year ago

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Unemployment dropped in 92 of North Carolina's counties in September, including all five of our counties, according to the Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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Transportation logistics required for Saturday's Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon

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video You're going to need extra patience driving around Wilmington on Saturday. There will be a few traffic hotspots due to the internationally recognized iron distance and half iron distance triathlon. Competitors from around the country will be biking, running and swimming around historic Wilmington. Full story...
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Coast Guard warns of shallow water in NC inlet

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The Coast Guard is warning boaters of shallow water in an inlet southwest of Wilmington. Full story...
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Landfall Tradition tees off today

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Six of the nation’s top 25 collegiate women’s golf programs headline a strong field that is poised to compete in the 10th Annual Landfall Tradition at the Country Club of Landfall’s Jack Nicklaus course this weekend. UNC Wilmington is the host school. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' coming to Wilmington, expected to pump $80M into local economy

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video The rumors are true. Tony stark and the third installment of the "Iron Man" movie franchise will fly into Wilmington. The film is expected to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to the local economy. Full story...
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Cape Fear Fair & Expo underway at the airport

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The lights burned bright in the mid-way and there are plenty of thrill rides for all of the adrenaline junkies as well as some a little more tame. You can play games of chance and of course the food, enjoy all of your fair food favorites with a great selection. Full story...
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City of Wilmington holds public meeting discussing sign regulations

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video An ongoing problem plaguing the city of Wilmington is what city leaders are going to do about sign regulations. With recent enforcement of the current ordinance, business owners have been up in arms. Thursday night the city held a public meeting in which they received feedback from those stakeholders. Full story...
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