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New Hanover County News

City and county elected officials respond to ballpark talks ending

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video A day after the City of Wilmington approved the annexation request of a developer, the county announced it will postpone talks regarding the building of a minor league baseball stadium. For some city council members the county's decision to back out of baseball does not sit right. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City Council says it might be time to look into cab shortage downtown

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Wilmington City Council has not said much on the taxi cab shortage in downtown that occurs during busy nights, but on Tuesday the majority agreed that it should be looked into. Full story...
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Update: New Hanover Animal Control mgr. still on leave after Board of Health meeting

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video Abusing power or following protocol? One New Hanover County employee claims her boss is harassing her, which could lead to her termination. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Manager makes executive decision; Taking ball home as far as ballpark is concerned

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New Hanover County Manager Bruce Shell told us late this afternoon that during a meeting between his staff, City of Wilmington staff and Mandalay Entertainment, he made it clear that the county is not interested in working together to bring a ballpark or team to Wilmington. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Limited permits cause taxi crunch on busy downtown nights

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video Trying to hail a cab in downtown Wilmington on weekends can be a bit of a challenge, especially when there's a big event or holiday. As we told you yesterday, police and cab drivers say it's a big problem, and one the city has a hand in creating. Full story...
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Winter arrives in force

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Baby, it's cold outside! Folks in the Cape Fear area got a rude awakening when they stepped outside this morning. The freezing temperatures and gusty winds made for a bad combination. Full story...
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UNCW, other UNC campuses among best values

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Despite another round of tuition hikes likely on the horizon, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and several other UNC System school have made Kiplinger's list of "Best Values in Public Colleges." Full story...
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Successful New Year's Eve in downtown Wilmington besides cab shortage

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video New Year's Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year in downtown Wilmington. Often with big crowds, come big problems, but this year Wilmington police say there were no major issues except for the shortage of taxi cabs. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mother says daughter was "attacked" in schoolyard fight

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video A schoolyard brawl isn't news, until it hits YouTube allowing the whole world to access the girl fight at Laney High School. Brooke Glisson's mom Emily says her daughter is the victim of the fight and she doesn't want her daughter's future destroyed by someone else's recklessness. Full story...
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DWI's "not prevalent" this New Year's says local bail bonding company

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video New Year's celebrations are often associated with the consumption of alcohol. Conventional thinking may be that DWI numbers are up during a weekend like this, but we found out much the opposite. For one business that is not good news. Full story...
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