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New Hanover County News

High school football is here

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Football fans get excited. Saturday marked the official start of high school football practice around the state. Full story...
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From homeless, to head of the class

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videoThe pressures of college could make anyone think twice. For one student at Cape Fear Community College, pressure of everyday life added on top makes graduation day mean so much more. Full story...
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A day at the beach an economic trend

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videoFamily budgets aren't going as far as they used to, and neither are families when it comes to taking vacations. Full story...
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Kure Beach park gets financial boost

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A $500,000 grant will go a long way toward creating the new Ocean Front Park. Full story...
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Keeping man's best friend safe in a storm

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Noble is a pet-friendly emergency shelter during severe weather. Thursday, volunteers practiced for an emergency scenario. Full story...
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Religion goes retail in the Port City

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videoFor some people shopping is a religion. But in tough economic times, many shopaholics are cutting back. For one local church, the shrinking economy has opened up space to expand its congregation. Full story...
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Digital foot scan puts patients back on their feet

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videoAt some point we, or someone we know has experienced back, neck, or knee pain. A local Chiropractor has found a way to help ease those aches. Full story...
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Still no closure, 3 years after woman's disappearance

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Wilmington police are still investigating the death of Allison Jackson Foy. Foy disappeared after a night out, three years ago.

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Camp introduces adolescents to nursing

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Camp BONES (Brigade Of Nurse Exploring Seahawks) was established four years ago to introduce minorities into the nursing field. The program now has over 40 students from eight different counties. Full story...
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Workshop helps small businesses find their way

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From time to time we all need a point in the right direction. On Wednesday, local small business owners got the guidance they'll need to navigate towards recovery. Full story...
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Violence at area housing projects

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videoA shooting at a Wilmington Housing Project has neighbors concerned. It happened at 12th and Rankin Streets, just as the sun went down. Police are calling it an armed robbery. Full story...
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Parents voice concerns about school redistricting at Tuesday's meeting

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videoParents from the Echo Farms and River’s Edge communities gathered Tuesday night to learn about middle school redistricting plans for the 2010-2011 school year. Since a new school is being built in the northern part of the county, about 2,400 students will be moved around, and these parents aren't happy about where their kids might go.

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Law enforcement steps up attempt to stop local gang crimes

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videoViolent crime in our area is often associated with gang activity. According to law enforcement, most of the major gangs are here. Wilmington Police and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department Gang Task Force met Tuesday in an attempt to ratchet up the fight. Full story...
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Boseman's bill to stop Titan denied again

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The latest attempt to stall the development of a new cement plant in Castle Hayne failed in Raleigh Tuesday. Despite support from dozens of local residents, the Senate Commerce Committee refused to re-examine a bill for a Titan moratorium.

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Parents at Echo Farms and Rivers Edge upset over redistricting options

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As New Hanover County plans to redistrict its middle schools, some parents are unhappy about plans for their kids. Parents in the Echo Farms and Rivers Edge communities... Full story...
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