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New Hanover County News

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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'Iron Man 3' rumored to choose Wilmington as filming home

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videoThe website that reported "Iron Man 3" is headed to Wilmington says its source comes from a Marvel insider at Screen Gems Studios. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Murder suspect is brother of missing teen

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videoA source close to the family says Garry Orlando Hines, who was arrested Saturday for the murder of Cornelius Tremayne Blanks, is the brother of Al'Quon Flowers. Flowers went missing back in July, just two months after Blanks was killed outside of Club 609. Full story...
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WPD says WECT misreported story on "robbery spree"

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The station originally reported, "Police in Wilmington are on the lookout for a man believed to have committed at least three robberies on Tuesday morning," and that the Taco Bell and Travel Lodge on Market St. were robbed as well as a home. A spokesperson for WPD says none of that is true. Full story...
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Students take on climate change

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video If the students of today are the leaders of tomorrow, then the future looks promising for one group of students. Four teens from Isaac Bear Early College are taking on climate change in the Cape Fear. Full story...
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Spider-Man suspect wanted for robbery

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Sunday morning, a man wearing white gloves and a Spider-Man mask entered a gas station at 604 South College Road. He had a gun and demanded cash and cigarettes. Full story...
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Carolina Beach looking at options if pier is a no-go

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video It looks like there will not be a third pier added to Pleasure Island anytime soon. The state has not yet taken the necessary steps to build the aquarium pier near the Carolina Beach boat basin. That lack of action caused the town council and Carolina Beach Public Purpose Properties Inc. to meet Monday night to discuss options if that pier is not going to be built. Full story...
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City leaders hear from public on improvement project at Inland Greens Golf Course

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The city of Wilmington heard from the public tonight as the city moves forward with plans to revamp Inland Greens golf course. The purpose of tonight's meeting was to hear from members of the public on which park amenities they want. Full story...
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No one hurt after school buses collide

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A bumpy ride home for a couple of New Hanover County school busses. Highway Patrol says two busses were involved in a fender bender on Castle Hayne Road at Victoria Drive this afternoon. Full story...
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