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New Hanover County News

Sound of the bell heard at Wilmington's Polar Express

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Several local children were treated to a Christmas fantasy this weekend at the Wilmington Railroad Museum. The Polar Express paid a special visit to the Port City... Full story...
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New Hanover Wildcats fall short in 4-A eastern football title game

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videoNew Hanover's dream season is over. Harnett Central beat New Hanover 17-7 Saturday afternoon in the eastern 4-A state title game. Spread the word that the Coach's Corner is the place to be for extensive coverage of this state playoff contest. That's 11:30 Sunday morning. Full story...
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Community gardens blooming locally

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Community gardens are sprouting all over southeastern North Carolina; one is blooming in Wilmington. A group of volunteers gathered Friday morning to work on an addition... Full story...
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Decorations showcased for Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour

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It may take you a couple of days to decorate your home for the holidays. Imagine it taking a week. That is what has been going on inside the Latimer House in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Christmas tree lighting takes place at Hilton Park

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The lighting of the world's largest living Christmas tree took place at Hilton Park in Wilmington Thursday night. Full story...
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Bumpy Road For Santa?

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The Carolina Beach Island of Lights Christmas parade could be a bit of a bumpy ride. Contractors for the Department of Transportation started a road construction project... Full story...
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Wilmington City Council discusses balancing budget

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The new look Wilmington City Council held it's first retreat Thursday. Newly elected members Charlie Rivenbark and Kevin O'Grady took part in the discussion. Full story...
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What is the future of real estate in Wilmington?

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Realtors, mortgage brokers, bankers, and other professionals gathered Thursday to discuss the future of the real estate market in the greater Wilmington area. Panelists addressed problems in the real estate market... Full story...
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New Hanover High students get "street smart"

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New Hanover High School students got a lesson outside the classroom Wednesday. Orlando firefighters and paramedics are traveling around the world to teach local high schoolers... Full story...
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Victims in 10th Street shooting released from hospital

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Two victims wounded in Monday night’s fatal shooting in Wilmington have been released from the hospital. Full story...
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Applications available for Sheriff's Citizens Academy

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Participants will be exposed to many different aspects of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Full story...
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NHC sets meeting to to tweak redistricting plans

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New Hanover County schools have scheduled the next step in the redistricting process. The NHC School Board will hold a meeting Monday, December 14th, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Spencer Building. Full story...
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Cell phone tower project on hold at Murrayville Elementary

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Tuesday night the New Hanover County School Board voted to try to back out of a contract to build a cell phone tower at Murrayville Elementary School. Full story...
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Wilmington woman's death believed to be caused by H1N1

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The health department won't confirm H1N1 as the cause of Allison Blackstone Sewell's death, but her obituary states the young woman passed away as a result of complications from the virus. Full story...
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Sewer cave-in affects another Wilmington street

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Another Wilmington street will be out of commission for a few days due to sewer problems. A cave-in forced the closure of 41st Street between Peachtree Avenue and Oleander Drive in Wilmington. Full story...
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