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New Hanover County News

Christmas tree recycling starts Monday

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Recycling used Christmas trees will begin the day after the holiday for New Hanover County residents. The New Hanover County Environmental Management Department asks residents living outside city limits to take their trees to one of three locations this year. Full story...
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Saffo says threat from Sen. Berger doesn't overrule city's rights

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videoWith Christmas quickly approaching, many leaders in Raleigh are packing up and heading home to spend time with their family and friends. But not everyone is full of the holiday spirit. North Carolina State Senate majority leader Phil Berger sent a letter to some city leaders, including Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, that's not so jolly. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sen. Berger tells Mayor Saffo to back off fighting annexation law, or else

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Sen. Phil Berger has informed the mayors of several cities and the North Carolina League of Municipalities that should the cities continue to fight this new law in court, the General Assembly – which holds the sole Constitutional Authority over municipal boundaries – will simply create permanent municipal lines to stop these cities from imposing forced annexation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Teacher admitted texting, blew 0.13 after school-night crash

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video Texting and driving is never a good thing, especially if you've been drinking. A New Hanover County teacher admitted she was doing at least of those things when she hit a van last week. Highway Patrol says she was doing the other. Full story...
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Woman donates $10,000 to make sure families have water this Christmas

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video Most of us cannot imagine living without water, but there are hundreds of people in New Hanover County who will spend Christmas without it. A Wilmington woman we spoke with today decided to do something about it. Yesterday she donated $10,000 to help out. Full story...
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Residents taking steps after man arrested for breaking into homes, stealing identities

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video When thieves break into your home, your high-dollar electronics may not be what catches their eye. New Hanover County deputies just arrested a man accused of entering homes and stealing personal information to commit identity theft. Full story...
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Family of wanted man says armed agents were too much

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video Yesterday we told you armed federal agents surrounded a home in Castle Hayne as they tried to execute an arrest warrant. The man they were looking for, Gary Canady, was not in the home, and today the US Marshals Service continues to look for him. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Secret Santa says 'Pay it forward'

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video Reports of "Secret Santas" paying off layaway accounts have swept across the country this holiday season, and Wilmington is no exception. We told you yesterday about a family that had their layaway balance paid off by a stranger just in time for Christmas. Now, a "Secret Santa" has come forward to tell his side of the story. Full story...
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Berger escorted from DSS Board meeting

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was escorted out of a DSS Board meeting today. Berger, who fellow commissioners removed from several boards, including DSS, yesterday, says what is happening to him is against the law. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Online videos inspire over-the-top Christmas light displays, website in our area

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video The Christmas spirit is catching on, but not just any ordinary Christmas spirit. We're talking about the type of Christmas spirit that has some families transforming their homes into living light displays. Videos are making their way from e-mail to e-mail. Families are transforming their homes into spectacles. These light shows can even be found right here in the Cape Fear. Full story...
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