New Hanover County News
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Carolina Beach dealing with multiple issues
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 10:47pm.

video Along with a SBI investigation of its mayor and two other council members, Carolina Beach Town Council is dealing with multiple other issues. Those include questions about a state pier, parking management and a water billing problem.

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Experts say local economy recovering, but slowly
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 10:21pm.

video Good economic news for the region was announced today at the eighth annual Economic Outlook Conference at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where faculty economists forecast that the Wilmington area will outperform the state and nation in economic growth in the coming year.

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New store brings old feel to downtown Wilmington
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 3:13pm.

video There's an old saying "If you hold onto it long enough, it will come back in style." A new shop in downtown Wilmington is banking on the clothing karma, hoping these classics make their way to the Wonder Shop and then to your closet. At the Wonder Shop, that's not just the business plan, but the inspiration for the store itself.

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WFD says morning fire was arson
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 3:00pm.

The Wilmington Fire Department says a house fire early this morning was intentionally set. It happened before 5:30 a.m. at 508 Anderson Street.

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5th rabies case found in New Hanover Co.
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 2:26pm.

New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the second case of rabies in a week and the fifth case for the year. ACS officers were called to a home on Shinn Creek Lane on Monday where a homeowner’s dog was attacked by a raccoon. The dog was current on its rabies vaccination. However the dog's owner was notified of possible exposure to the virus from handling the dog.

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Front Street to see new businesses
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 11:17pm.

video Downtown Wilmington might be starting to bounce back as a handful of businesses will be opening on Front Street. A few of those places are replacing legendary city locations like old Tom's Drugs store and Orton's Pool Room.

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Brewery owner taking downtown nightlife issues into his own hands
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 10:54pm.

videoDowntown Wilmington's nightlife has been a big topic of debate the last few years. From bars trying to keep out members of the military to fights and even murders at and around clubs, the downtown scene has developed a reputation for violence after about 2 a.m. That's caused one downtown business owner to take things into his own hands.

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Man in Spider-Man mask robs two more stores
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 10:37pm.

The Wilmington Police Department's spider senses are tingling again. For the third time in less than a month, a store was robbed at gunpoint this morning by someone wearing a Spider-Man mask.

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Local leaders yet to hear from beach bus planner
Submitted by Asha Dave on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 3:24pm.

videoThe idea of a Wilmington to beach shuttle may be ready to roll again. An entrepreneur from New York wants to hit the gas on a private beach bus not run by New Hanover County. Beach town leaders say they are open to hearing the idea, but so far, they have not received any official proposal.

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Leaders deliver Meals on Wheels, check smoke detectors
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 3:02pm.

It's Fire Prevention Week and to start it off, the Wilmington Fire Department and New Hanover County Fire Rescue are targeting senior citizens in their effort to provide safety information. Firefighters are delivering Meals on Wheels all week, talking to senior residents about fire safety and checking their smoke detectors.

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