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New Hanover County News

Kids donate to Toys for Tots as deadline nears

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Last week it was elves. Today we had some very special reindeer stop by our station. Full story...
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Police not sure where, why NHHS student shot near campus

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Wilmington Police say a New Hanover High senior was shot in the leg near the school and was taken to the hospital. Police are still trying to figure out exactly where the shooting happened and just what happened to send a young woman to the hospital and close down the school. Full story...
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UPDATE: State denies charter school application for Virgo; school board reacts

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video The application passed its initial review yesterday by a sub-committee; however, when the application came before the entire board today, it was denied with the primary reason being concerns about the design of the governance of the proposed charter school board. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: CFPUA tables vote on holiday bonuses for employees

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video Recent decisions by Wilmington City Council and the Brunswick County School Board to hand out employee bonuses have upset many tax payers. The question of pay hikes during the down economy was up for debate again this morning; this time by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: UNCW to consider tuition hike Friday

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Students at UNCW could be in store for yet another tuition and fee hike. The Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Friday. Full story...
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$10,000 reward offered for return of stolen jewelry, silver

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The victim of a break-in that was reported Sunday afternoon is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of a rare gold necklace and / or the large quantity of heirloom silverware that was stolen. These items have sentimental value for the victim. Full story...
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SECU presents $1 Million challenge grant to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter

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SECU Foundation, funded solely by State Employees’ Credit Union members, recently announced a challenge grant of $1 million to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Closer to Home SECU Hospice House Capital Campaign to build an inpatient hospice facility in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Eyesore sits after city contractor's permit expires

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Work to tear down the old Almont Shipping Warehouse in Wilmington has ground to a halt. Full story...
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Bottoms up! New Hanover booze sales fifth highest in state

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video Sales of some things are down in this economy. Alcohol is not one of them. A new report from the NC Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission reveals a rise in alcohol sales across the state. Full story...
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PPD CEO resigns after three months on job; Walks away with $3 million golden parachute

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Raymond Hill resigned effective yesterday. He came to the wilmington-based pharmaceutical research firm in september. Full story...
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