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New Hanover County News

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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FIRST ON 3: McCrory says he won't release personal financial information

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Yesterday the NC Democratic Party questioned the money Pat McCrory's been making the last few years and calling on him to disclose his financial relationships and records. We asked McCrory about it during his visit to our studio this morning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Saffo backtracks on campaign promise about tax-funded ballpark; other teams wait for decision

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video Several things must fall into place before a baseball stadium becomes a reality in Wilmington. Some important issues: How are we, meaning the taxpayers, going to fund it? Where would it go? And which team would play here? Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff to take over Animal Control

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Add dog catcher to the list of duties for the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. County Manager Bruce Shell announced this afternoon the Sheriff's Office will take over Animal Control beginning March 1. Full story...
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THE RANT: It only took 84 days for Wilmington City Council candidates to break campaign promise

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Well, it only took 84 days for our newest Wilmington City Council members and the mayor to break their campaign promise on taxes. Full story...
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