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New Hanover County News

Duke-Progress agree to new July merger deadline

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Progress Energy and Duke Energy have set July as their new deadline for completing their merger creating the country's largest electric utility. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Documents show what led to possible Berger home foreclosure

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video Documents filed last week show steps are being taken to foreclose on Berger's home. We also have paperwork that proves his ex-girlfriend, who is also listed on the deed, has been trying to sell or rent the home, but Berger has been less than cooperative. Full story...
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Cape Fear politicians react to request for delay in NC primary election

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video The debate over redistricting continues. Groups suing over new re-districting maps say the state's May 8 primary should be delayed until judges decide whether the boundaries are unconstitutional. Full story...
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Berger's case continued

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It was back to court today for a New Hanover County Commissioner. He was supposed to have a hearing for allegedly violating a protective order by going to a meeting at the building where his ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock works. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Eagar out as port chief

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Tom Eagar is out as executive director of NC Ports. The announcement became public in a letter from NC Secretary of Transportation Gene Conti to business associates of the port. Full story...
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First Presbyterian bell tower finally gets bells

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This morning four new bronze bells arrived at First Presbyterian Church. Even though the church was built in 1929, it's never had any bells. Full story...
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Man, woman arrested in largest heroin bust in New Hanover history

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A drug arrest last week turned out to be the largest heroin bust in New Hanover County history. They say it was enough to produce more than 15,000 bags of heroin. Full story...
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Battleship attendance best in 18 years

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The Battleship North Carolina announced today that attendance continues to increase with the best December in 18 years. Almost 6,800 paid visitors came to the ship in December 2011. Fiscal year visitation numbers are also up, reaching an increase of 13 percent. Full story...
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NC firefighters go to fire college

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video Before North Carolina firefighters battle flames out in the field they learn in a controlled environment. This weekend hundreds of firefighters came together from across the state for the Pender County Firefighter's Association Fire College. Full story...
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UNCW improves to 3-1 in the CAA

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After a 0-5 start to the season the UNCW Seahawks are on a roll. They're now tied for second place in the CAA with a 3-1 conference mark. The Seahawks also sport a four game winning streak. Full story...
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