New Hanover County News
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Unemployment down in Wilmington area in September, still higher than a year ago
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 10:38am.

Unemployment dropped in 92 of North Carolina's counties in September, including all five of our counties, according to the Employment Security Commission.

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Transportation logistics required for Saturday's Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 7:51am.

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.

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Coast Guard warns of shallow water in NC inlet
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 6:17am.

The Coast Guard is warning boaters of shallow water in an inlet southwest of Wilmington.

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Landfall Tradition tees off today
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 12:19am.

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.

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'Iron Man 3' coming to Wilmington, expected to pump $80M into local economy
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 10:58pm.

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.

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Cape Fear Fair & Expo underway at the airport
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 10:42pm.

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.

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City of Wilmington holds public meeting discussing sign regulations
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 10:12pm.

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.

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Candidate profile: Laura Padgett
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 3:39pm.

video With early voting underway and Election Day right around the corner, we've been introducing your to the candidates for Wilmington City Council. Incumbent Laura Padgett says her experience is an asset to the city and looks forward to continue to improve Wilmington.

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As public comments near end, debate over cement plant continues
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 3:00pm.

video The proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne has been the topic of debate for years. This morning, opponents showed how it would affect the Northeast Cape Fear River. Meanwhile, the plant's GM says there's little to worry about.

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Three locals among NC child porn sweep
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 11:17am.

Three men from our area are among 24 people arrested in a statewide child porn crackdown called Operation Spyglass.

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