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New Hanover County News

Community college challenges as enrollments increase

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videoA college degree may help you get a stable job in our area these days. That is why students are coming out in droves to register early for classes at area community colleges. That is creating some challenges. Full story...
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Protecting historic artifacts from flooding

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videoIn the event of a hurricane, many of us have a plan for protecting our homes and valuables. But what about historic artifacts housed in city buildings like the Cape Fear Museum? Full story...
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Troubleshooters Update: Howard's Towing

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There is an update on a Troubleshooters report we first brought you last week. A Wilmington family called to complain about Howard's Towing. Carolina Beach Police Department called Howard's to pull Scott Brown's SUV out of a retention pond, after he had a stroke and wrecked. Full story...
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Police looking for suspected killer, Tyshawn Gause arrangements set

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Wilmington Police said they believe they know who killed 17-year-old Tyshawn Gause over the weekend, Now, they need your help finding him. Officers are looking for Leroy Sampson. Full story...
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UNCW camp inspires kids to sea art

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A day at camp turned into an art lesson from a pro, for some area kids. UNCW's Marine Quest Camp hosted it's first Art Sea Camp program. Kids were able to get their hands dirty with a local artist who taught them metal sculpting. Full story...
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School budget shifting gears to save on transportation

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videoHundreds of students in New Hanover County will have to find another way home other than the bus next year. Budget cuts are making the going rough when it comes to some transportation options for students.

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Small Business, Big Deals: Local artists SCORE big

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videoIt's a business plan experts say might work for creative industries or commission based sales models. With the help of some more experienced business professionals, the plan has become a work of art for one local small business.

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Wilmington City Council race has three new candidates

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Three candidates threw their hat in the ring today for this year's Wilmington City Council elections. Incumbents Jim Quinn and Earl Sheridan signed the line for re-election while Charlie Rivenbark will once again join the race after taking a few years off. Full story...
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NHC school budget cuts stop short on transportation

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New Hanover County schools' budget cuts for next year include putting the brakes on some transportation options. The school board adopted the budget for the 2009-2010 school year. It reduces the transportation budget by more than $800,000. Full story...
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Number of homes sold in Wilmington area on the rise

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New numbers show things are starting to pick up in the Wilmington area housing market. The good news is sales rose from 373 homes in May to 412 in June. The average sale price and median price were also up slightly from May. Full story...
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Still wade-ing for flood relief

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videoHeavy rains in Wilmington turned one woman's lawn into a pond today. It's a problem she's been having for almost half a century, but relief could be in sight. Full story...
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First gun shot death of 2009

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videoBy this time last year, there were four deadly shootings in the city of Wilmington. There hadn't been any in 2009, until late Saturday night when seventeen-year-old Tyshawn Gause was shot and killed. Full story...
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Summer safety camp

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One summer camp wants their kids to know, you can never be too young to practice safety first. Kindergarten aged children at New Hanover County Pre-K Center will be learning all aspects of safety. Full story...
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Helping the homeless by providing socks

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A local woman's effort has supplied homeless people across the country with nearly 4,200 pairs of socks. Full story...
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Business to business expo held Monday

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The Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce hosted an expo for local businesses to promote their products and services to other businesses in the region. Full story...
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