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New Hanover County News

Judges deny Thomas Wright's appeal

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Thomas Wright's 2008 conviction will stand. Tuesday, judges denied Wright's appeal of three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. Full story...
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Tampa Bay signs former Hoggard kicker Connor Barth

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Former Hoggard kicker Connor Barth is back in the NFL. Full story...
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Going Green with rain barrels and compost bins

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There is yet another way to go green right in your own backyard. The New Hanover County Soil and Water Conservation Office is holding a compost bin and rain barrel sale. Full story...
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County commissioners approve permit for cell tower on school property

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videoIt was a disappointing night for a group of New Hanover County parents and property owners. Despite some residents efforts to fight it, county commissioners approved a special use permit for a cell phone tower on Murrayville Elementary School property. Full story...
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Sea Devils take season opener in come from behind victory

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Cape Fear Community College made it all the way to the Junior College National Tournament last year. Monday night, the Sea Devils returned to the court for their season opener against Wake Tech. Full story...
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Early voting numbers higher than expected

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Tuesday is Election Day and early voting numbers suggest a better turnout than expected. Despite a slow start, New Hanover County Board of Elections Director Bonnie Williams said more people came out to vote than in the last municipal election. Full story...
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NHC School Board, AT&T plan construction of cell tower behind elementary school

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videoPlans to build a cell phone tower near a local elementary school have parents hung up with health concerns. Monday, Murrayville Elementary School parents and neighbors are calling on county commissioners to stop AT&T from building the tower. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach begins plan for annual NC Holiday Flotilla

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With Halloween behind us, folks are getting ready for the next set of holiday celebrations. In Wrightsville Beach, that means the annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla. Full story...
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NC State students make plans to revitalize Kure Beach

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videoThe Town of Kure Beach is planning a makeover. Elected leaders have enlisted the help of some NC State students to help revitalize the heart of the town. Full story...
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Home made crafts enjoyed at Holy Cross Episcopal Church Oktoberfest

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October is over, but it went out with a bang at one church. The Holy Cross Episcopal Church hosted an Oktoberfest and Craft Fair on Saturday, the last day of the month. Full story...
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Road collapse slows down traffic on Market, Kerr

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Driving down Market Street Friday had some people confused; others were agitated - all thanks to a sewer collapse on Kerr Avenue Thursday. Full story...
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Making sure kids aren't tricked on Halloween

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videoThere are more than 600 registered sex offenders in our five county region. Local parole officers are taking part in a statewide effort to make sure sex offenders aren't opening their doors on Halloween night. Full story...
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Boys and girls learn the tricks behind safety

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Kids in costumes got a special treat today: a safety lesson. The North Carolina Division of Public Health brought the Blood Alcohol Testing bus, more popularly known as the BAT mobile, to the Community Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington to test out taxi stands

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Starting Friday night, taxis are going to have to get in line for their passengers. This weekend is the first test for a taxi stand in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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It's takeoff for the Cape Fear Fair & Expo

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The airport is officially the “fair port”. The Cape Fear Fair and Expo is officially open for business. Fun-lovers from all across the area are flocking to the fair grounds...

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