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New Hanover County News

Class of 2013 arrives at UNCW

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videoFor the first time in UNCW history, more than 4,000 students will be living on campus. The school welcomes 1,893 freshmen this year. Ninety-two percent of them will live on campus.

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Local women's prison closes its doors

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videoA local women's prison facility will soon be a distant memory. It was expected to be cut as part of the new state budget. Come September, it's doors will close. Full story...
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Steve Rondinaro answers the urgent call for blood

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videoYou may have heard the urgent call for blood from the Red Cross this week. So did WWAY’s Steve Rondinaro and look where it landed him. Full story...
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Mock town hall meeting organized for health reform

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One local woman wants to be heard loud and clear by our Congressional representatives on the issue of health care reform. Mary Kay Mason is organizing a "mock" town hall meeting to give concerned residents an opportunity to voice their opinions. Full story...
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J. Michael's celebrates 30 years

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If you are after the best cheesesteak in town, many will point you to J. Michael's. Sunday, the authentic Philadelphia-style deli is celebrating thirty years in Wilmington. Full story...
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A challenge issued to Wilmington Police Chief

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videoThere was a rather unusual challenge issued Thursday. It happened during our Ask the Chief segment with Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous. Full story...
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The commute to work for many is getting longer and longer

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videoBetween the traffic and the headaches, the commute to and from work can sometimes feel like the longest part of the day. But more and more it is. There is a growing trend of people driving farther, just to have a job in this economy. Full story...
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Wilmington man arrested; $150,000 in stolen property recovered

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The State Department of Motor Vehicles has placed a Wilmington man under arrest. Eddie Blocker was charged with thirteen felony counts for possession of stolen goods and altering a manufacturer's serial number. Full story...
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Man robs Chuck E. Cheese

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Wilmington police are looking for a man who robbed the Chuck E. Cheese's on Oleander Drive. It happened around 12:00 Thursday afternoon. Police say the robber approached the counter when no customers were around, told the clerk he had a gun, and demanded money. Full story...
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Artwork for October's Riverfest introduced Thursday

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The official artwork of this year's Riverfest was introduced to Wilmington Thursday. Members of the Riverfest committee, along with artist Magon Dew, unveiled Dew's winning painting. Full story...
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UNCW study shows economy looking up

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The economic future is looking up, according to statistics released by a team from UNCW. The Cameron School of Business surveyed some 30,000 companies about their hiring plans for the next year. Full story...
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CFPUA holds meeting about new water filtration system

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A new water filtration system will soon be in place for northern New Hanover County residents. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority said the additional filtration will improve the quality of water and provide alternatives to water softeners used by many homeowners. Full story...
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Clean Marine Solutions goes green

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videoSaving the environment one power wash at a time; that's the goal for David Flagler and his company, Clean Marine Solutions. Their products help boatyards and marinas comply with the Clean Water Act. Full story...
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Texting your emergencies to 911

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videoTexting has become a popular form of communication for all ages, but it could soon become the best form of communication for all emergencies. Full story...
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Summer sex predator sting a success in New Hanover County

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is calling a summer sex predator sting a success. More than one thousand man hours, that included door-to-door checks on sex offender's registered addresses, resulted in multiple arrests. Full story...
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