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New Hanover County News

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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Stevenson Auto expands

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videoIt's an impressive feat in this economy; a local car dealer is expanding. The Stevenson franchise opened its newest dealership this week and plans for future expansion are on the horizon. Full story...
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Cloudy water creates conundrum for divers

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videoA murky situation off the Carolina coast has some local divers concerned. Full story...
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Sixth extension given to hotel developers

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videoThe Wilmington convention center project is making progress, but the hotel portion has hit yet another snag. The developer again failed to meet a deadline Tuesday to provide the city with a letter of credit. For the sixth time, the city granted an extension Tuesday night. Full story...
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UNCW students take part in Beach Blast, Beach Sweep

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videoIt is back to reality Wednesday as classes begin on the UNCW campus. But Tuesday, nearly three thousand students participated in the annual Beach Blast at Wrightsville Beach. All those fun loving co-eds, can sometimes mean a lot of trash. Full story...
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