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New Hanover County News

Kids, officers celebrate Hometown Heroes Week

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Camp kids got an extra special treat Friday. Officers from the Wilmington Police Department flew into the YMCA on their helicopter. To celebrate the final day of Hometown Heroes Week, campers got the chance to say thank you to the officers for keeping them safe. Full story...
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Another local bank issued a cease and desist

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Another bank with local ties is under scrutiny by federal regulators. Woodlands Bank has branches in Wilmington and Southport. The bank is based in Bluffton, South Carolina. Full story...
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Budget cuts hit Huskins Program and students

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State budget cuts will mean fewer educational options for advanced high school students. The Huskins Program allows high school students to earn college credits before they graduate. However, state budget cuts mean... Full story...
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104th birthday celebrated at Liberty Commons

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Liberty Commons celebrated a very special birthday Friday. Rose Sprechan's family and friends helped her celebrated her 104th birthday. Full story...
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State releases school report cards

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The state Department of Education has released its school report cards for the 2007-2008 school year. Full story...
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Pulliams reflect and try to help those affected by domestic violence

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videoAugust 6 marks one year since New Hanover County detention officer Tarica Pulliam was shot to death outside her home. Pulliam's family spent the day remembering the good times while trying to re-hash the violent way she lost her life. Full story...
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Deputies drop the donuts, and the pounds too

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videoBeing a police officer or sheriff's deputy can be a very physically demanding job and for local law enforcement, the days of glaze could be a thing of the past. One deputy said, "You won't ever catch me at a Krispy Kreme in a uniform, I know that." Full story...
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Three Wilmington bouncers arrested after early morning fight

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Three bouncers at a downtown Wilmington bar were arrested following an early morning bar fight. It happened at Sidebar, on Front Street, around 2:00 a.m. Officers said they got there just in time to see a bouncer push a male patron... Full story...
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New business takes daycare to the next level

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videoNowadays, opening a new business can be risky, but sometimes it helps to be different. A new Wilmington business stands out due to its late hours. As WWAY's John Rendleman reports, daycare is turning into night care. Full story...
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Help redesign Wilmington's Front Street

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The City of Wilmington wants your help redesigning part of Front Street. The city plans to make Front between Market and Chestnut Streets more pedestrian friendly to help attract visitors. Full story...
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Mothers-to-be concerned about midwives

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videoMothers-to-be in the Cape Fear region are asking where their midwives are. Women who used the two certified nurse midwives at Carolina OB/GYN were surprised to recently find out the midwife service there is no longer available. Full story...
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Budget includes funding for CFCC Marine Tech program

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Cape Fear Community College can rest a little easier. The state has included funding for the Marine Technology offshore training program in the new budget. Full story...
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UNCW is pleased with donations, named one of best colleges

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Despite the economic downturn, people still seem inclined to give to their alma mater. That is the case for UNC Wilmington. Full story...
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Field house, redistricting on New Hanover County School Board meeting agenda

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videoA few items of interest were on the agenda at Tuesday night's New Hanover County School Board meeting. At the top, the future of the New Hanover High School football field house. Another hot topic: the ongoing battle about middle school redistricting. Full story...
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Jap Davis Field House put out to pasture?

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videoThe field house for the New Hanover High School football team was deemed imminently dangerous in December of 2007, but players and coaches have continued to use it until recently. Full story...
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