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New Hanover County News

Court hears appeal of murder conviction in police officer's death

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video A Wilmington man convicted of killing a police officer appealed his second-degree murder conviction today. In February of 2009 Anthony Pierce led Wilmington Police on a chase after fleeing from an officer during a traffic stop. Full story...
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Bank at 17th & Shipyard robbed

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The Wilmington Police Department is looking for a man who robbed the Wachovia at Shipyard Boulevard and 17th Street this morning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover Co. spends $600+ to promote town hall; Only 15 show up

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video We've learned that the county spent more than $600 to do a telemarketing blitz to alert people in the area about the town hall. A total of about 15 people showed up, and most of them said they learned about the meeting because of the sign in front of the school. That works out to be about $45 per person. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Michigan says incentives led 'Iron Man 3' to NC

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According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan originally offered Marvel $13 million in incentives, but upped that to $20 million to match North Carolina. The Michigan Film Office told the newspaper that the film chose North Carolina instead because the money was guaranteed. Full story...
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Thalian Hall hosts Taste of the Town.

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A fundraiser called Taste of the Town combined Wilmington's favorite arts venue with lots of opportunities to eat downtown on Tuesday night. Full story...
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Mother of Twins Club offers deal on baby stuff

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Are you in the market for some baby items? There will be plenty to choose from this weekend during the Cape Fear Mother of Twins Club Fall Thrift Sale and Fundraiser. Full story...
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Wilmington businesses offer e-waste recycling

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If you have some dusty old monitors taking up space in your home, Your Computer Friends and PODS will take them off your hands for a small fee. Full story...
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Downtown business just finding out about 2008 sign ordinance change

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video Signs, signs, everywhere signs. But in downtown Wilmington, some business could be in violation of a city ordinance, and that could mean big bucks in an already tight economy. Full story...
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Lockdown lifted at schools as search for car chase suspect continues

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Pine Valley Elementary School and Holly Tree Elementary School were under lockdown this afternoon as law enforcement officers searched for a suspect involved in a car chase earlier this afternoon. The lockdowns were lifted in time for normal dismissal for students. Full story...
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Murder conviction in police officer's death goes to appeal

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The NC Court of Appeals will hear arguments tomorrow in the case of a man convicted of killing a Wilmington Police officer. Full story...
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