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New Hanover County News

Car show benefits football program at Laney

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Instead of school buses, antique cars took over the parking lot at Laney High School. Officials say this year's Laney Car Show was bigger and better, with double the cars and double the people who all love horse power. Full story...
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Cold treats for a good cause at Rita's

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Customers had an opportunity to chill out at Rita’s while helping a good cause by donating a dollar to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Full story...
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Skateboard clinic offered at Greenfield Grind

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Greenfield Grind Skate Park is hosting a beginner’s clinic for new skateboarders at Greenfield Park in Wilmington. The clinic gives kids a chance to hop on a board and get one on one instruction from skateboard pros. Full story...
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Port City holds Brewgrass Festival

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videoThe 3rd Annual Downtown Wilmington Brewgrass Festival took place on Saturday. For $ 35, beer lovers were able to sample unlimited beer from 12 different breweries. Full story...
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Maggie reels in big prize at Marlin Tournament

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videoFor the second day in a row, participants had to weather a storm on the way back to Wrightsville Beach, but one group of guys from Atlantic Beach did little complaining. They captured first place at the Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament on Saturday. Full story...
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All About Baby Shower and Expo prepares future parents

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Plenty of mothers-to-be were full of baby talk in downtown Wilmington on Saturday. Full story...
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Lumina Mortgage closes their doors Friday

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There is some fallout from the First Bank's purchase of Cooperative Bank. Lumina Mortgage closed it's doors Friday. The company was a former subsidiary of the failed Cooperative Bank. Full story...
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Man hangs in there, staying in tree

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The Wilmington man who climbed up a tree to keep it from being cut down is still up there. Charlie Joyce Junior said he does not plan on giving in to the chainsaws anytime soon. Full story...
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Kids get a chance to do some sleuthing

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Kids at a Wilmington anatomy and physiology camp turned into young detectives for the day. Campers at Cape Fear Community College's Bones and Remains Camp had a visit from Crime Scene Investigator Nathan Smoots. Full story...
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Bitsy Corbett passes away at 91

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The matriarch of a prominent Wilmington family has died. Albert Corbett said his mother, Elizabeth "Bitsy" Corbett lived at Airlie Gardens starting in 1960. Full story...
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Taking a stand by sitting in a tree

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videoWednesday, we told you about a man who climbed a 150-year-old oak tree in his yard to save it from being cut down. A day later, and he's still there, and says he's not coming down anytime soon. Full story...
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Having a baby after forty

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videoAccording to the centers for disease control, the number of women having babies later in life is growing, but so do the health risks. Full story...
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Occupancy tax dollars on the decline in NHC

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The Cape Fear Tourism and Visitors Bureau reports that occupancy tax collection in New Hanover County is down almost eight percent during the fist four months of the year. That number tends to be the best gauge of tourism in our area. Full story...
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John Lyons facing six charges after fleeing ILM

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John Lyons was originally processed as John Doe when he refused to cooperate with law enforcement and give his name. Lyons is facing six different charges from airport police and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, including assault on a government official and damage to personal property. Full story...
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CFPUA tries to resolve some issues

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In a fairly quick board meeting this morning, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority board met to resolve some customer concerns. One of the topics was the continuing controversy surrounding the billing and rate system. Full story...
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