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New Hanover County News

Police searching for suspect in surveillance photo

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance in identifying the male subject in the photo. Full story...
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Seahawks suspend K.K. Simmons indefinitely

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Freshman guard K.K. Simmons has been suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team, second-year UNCW men's basketball head coach Buzz Peterson announced Friday. Full story...
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Woman charged in beheading plot to appear in court

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A Raleigh school administrator accused of paying a hit man to behead three witnesses in a North Carolina terrorism case is due in federal court. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Police Chief responds to investigations of officers

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video We told you this week that investigations into three Wrightsville Beach Police officers have led to them being placed on administrative leave. Thursday the Board of Aldermen held a special meeting and went into closed session to discuss the personnel matter. We spoke with Police Chief Daniel House afterwards about the progression of the investigations and the next step in dealing with the officers. Full story...
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Former New Hanover County Commissioner announces plan to run again

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A New Hanover county native has announced that he plans to run for a position as a New Hanover County Commissioner once again. Full story...
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Pres. Obama re-election supporters open office in Wilmington

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Political season is in full swing. As President Barack Obama gets into to full re-election campaign mode, some local supporters opened their campaign doors in Wilmington. Full story...
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North Carolina Jazz Festival kicks off downtown

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The stars of the music world came out Thursday night for the 32nd annual North Carolina Jazz Festival at the Hilton Riverside, downtown. WWAY’s Chris Phillips got to kick off the event again this year Full story...
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New Hanover Co. drop-out rate drops

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video More New Hanover County students are staying in school instead of dropping out. The school district says the 23.4 percent decrease in the overall dropout rate is a big step in the right direction. Full story...
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Afternoon gas leak forces neighborhood evacuation

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video Scary moments for a Wilmington neighborhood this afternoon after a gas leak forced some people from their homes. The gas leak near the intersection of 7th and Campbell Streets was so bad you could smell it from more than two blocks away. Full story...
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Deputies ask for s help identifying suspect

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance in identifying a male subject as a part of an ongoing investigation. Full story...
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