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New Hanover County News

Americans for Prosperity host health care forum

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Health care is a major issue here in the Port City. Americans for Prosperity hosted a health care forum where guest speaker Tracy Walsh addressed the media. As a cancer survivor, Walsh said she had the option of choosing her treatments. Full story...
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Fundraising efforts by NHRMC kicked off with Edwin McCain

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The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center is getting support from an internationally known rock star. Edwin McCain stopped by the Betty H. Cameron Women's and Children's Hospital Saturday. Full story...
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Healthcare rally takes part at Hugh MacRae Park Sunday

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As the battle over health care reform rages on in Washington, community members continue to fight for health care here in Wilmington. Many local organizations, including Cape Fear Citizens for Health Care and RISE Community gathered at Hugh MacRae Park Sunday urging... Full story...
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Miss USA, Kristen Dalton finishes in Top 10, Miss Venezuela wins Miss Universe

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She gave it her best, but Miss USA's Kristen Dalton did not bring home the crown in the 2009 Miss Universe pageant, but the Wilmington native did make the top ten. Full story...
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Surf and waves high as Hurricane Bill passes by

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Hurricane Bill may not have made landfall in the U.S., but he sure made his presence felt at area beaches this weekend. High waves and surf were spun onto our shores from the storm that passed roughly four hundred miles east of the Carolinas. Full story...
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Legion Stadium opens up Pooch Plunge

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As the dog days of summer continue, man's best friend gets the chance to cool off this week. The swimming pool at Wilmington's Legion Stadium is going to the dogs. Full story...
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Investors flock as Carolina Beach property is auctioned off

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videoInvestors from all over the country have flocked to Carolina Beach this week in search of bargain basement prices. A real estate auction company will auction off about $20 million worth of property in Carolina Beach Full story...
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Local schools and students are going hi-tech

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videoWhen kids hit the books next week, their classrooms may look a little different. Schools across New Hanover County are going hi-tech. The elementary kids at Gregory School of Science, Math, and Technology are especially ahead of the game. Full story...
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Marina to build dry storage building, community opposed

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A New Hanover County marina will be allowed to build a dry storage building, despite community opposition. Full story...
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Eldery couple safe as their car lands in retention pond

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Witnesses said an elderly couple was making a u-turn in front of the Gold's Gym Plaza on Racine when their car jumped the curb and rolled into a retention pond. Gym employees ran to help as the car quickly sank into the center of the pond. Full story...
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New Hanover County Sheriff's recover 57 bags of heroin, Wilmington man arrested

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it has taken a Wilmington drug dealer off the streets, following a two week investigation. Full story...
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Man arrested for allegedly stealing from purses in New Hanover courthouse

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It takes some guts to steal something right in front of a judge, but that is exactly what one Wilmington man is accused of doing. Full story...
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Wilmington welcomes first ever city-owned green building

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Wilmington city officials have opened the first ever city-owned green building. The building, on the corner of 17th and Marstellar Streets will house the city street sweeper vehicles. Full story...
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UNCW ranks as a top public Master's university

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There are more accolades for UNC-Wilmington. U.S. News and World Report is calling the school one of the top public Master's Universities in the south. Full story...
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Back to School Buddy Program helps kids gear up for school

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videoNew school supplies can be expensive for families. The Wilmington Elks Lodge and other community partners are working to make sure underprivileged children have all the tools needed to start the school year off right; at no cost to their parents.

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