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New Hanover County News

Wilmington council to consider developer's voluntary annexation

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video You've heard a lot lately about fights against annexation, like in Monkey Junction and Southport. But a development company wants the City of Wilmington to annex property for a future apartment complex. Full story...
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Wilmington home prices inching upwards

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Homes across Wilmington continue to gain value according to new data released today by CoreLogic. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Murder suspect's ex-fiancee regrets dropping charges

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The Castle Hayne man accused of murdering his wife sits in the New Hanover County Jail. The arrest of Keith Waters shocked one woman, but it didn't surprise her. She, too, has a violent history with Waters and feared something like this would happen. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Records show pastor's alleged victim was teen boy

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New details about a local pastor charged with sex crimes against a child. Today, we dug a little deeper into the file of Thomas Archie Wiggins, Jr. at the New Hanover County Courthouse. Full story...
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Commissioners vote for beach nourishment agreement

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New Hanover County Commissioners voted Monday night in favor of a beach enrichment agreement. Under the agreement, county and federal dollars would cover 82.5 percent of the cost while the state would pay for the other 17.5 percent. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission appoints Ted Davis as chairman

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video The New Hanover County Commission has a new leader. At a meeting Monday night, commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Ted Davis as the board's new chairman. He replaces Jonathan Barfield, who held the position for the last year. Full story...
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Studies say sexting among teens down, but some experts disagree

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video With more people staying connected through cell phones, sexting, or sending sexually explicit messages, photos or videos via text message, is popping up on teens' phones. But new studies show fewer than 20 percent of teens send or receive sexually explicit messages. Some experts, though, disagree. Full story...
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UNCW Police say better safe than sorry with campus alerts

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video A few weeks ago an armed gunman robbed two people at the Hardee's next to UNCW. Over the weekend another man was spotted with a gun near campus. Both events triggered the school's alert system. But does a false alarm limit the effectiveness of the alerts? Full story...
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PPD sale finalized

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It's official. PPD has new owners. Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. today announced the completion of its acquisition by affiliates of The Carlyle Group and affiliates of Hellman & Friedman. The all-cash deal is worth about $3.9 billion. Full story...
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Pastor charged with sex offenses a no-show at church

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video Pastor Thomas Wiggins was arrested last week after being charged with multiple sex crimes, including indecent liberties with a minor. This was the first Sunday service at his church since the alleged crimes came to light. Full story...
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