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New Hanover County News

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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Downtown plans for New Year's Eve

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video It's no Times Square but downtown Wilmington is always a popular spot to ring in the New Year. Question is, can revelers keep themselves under control and will the cops be ready for them if they can't? Full story...
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Robert Downey Jr. requesting 3-inch lifts for Iron Man 3

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The longtime actor behind the cinematic version of Tony Stark wants to appear taller come Iron Man 3. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Girl fight at Laney caught on cell phone; Posted on YouTube

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video We got a heads-up this morning from a concerned parent regarding a video of a fight between two girls posted on YouTube. The two go to Laney High School and the fight happened last week outside the cafeteria. Full story...
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