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New Hanover County News

New Hanover County Sheriff's want ankle bracelets for domestic violence abusers

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has applied for a grant to purchase ankle bracelets to track domestic violence abusers out of jail on pre-trial release. Full story...
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Annual Home Tour sneak peak

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videoOwners of ten of downtown Wilmington’s most historic and unique homes will open their doors to the public this weekend as part of the Historic Wilmington Foundation's Annual Home Tour. Full story...
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Study shows mercury not an issue with Carolinas Cement Plant

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A new study says mercury emissions from the proposed Carolinas Cement Plant in Castle Hayne would not adversely affect public health. Full story...
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Title IX issues for New Hanover County athletics

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videoAthletic facilities in New Hanover County are under scrutiny. Changes are underway in order to comply with Title IX after a review by the Office of Civil Rights. Title IX is all about equal rights and equal opportunities amongst genders. In a nutshell, whatever a boys team has, the girls team has to have as well. Full story...
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St. Mary Catholic Church hosts Heroes Despite the Holocaust event

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Holocaust Remembrance Day is fast approaching and Sunday two religions joined forces to remember. Full story...
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Belles gather for tea before Azalea Festival

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The Cape Fear Garden Club hosted the tea and all 124 belles and their mothers were invited. The belles are a part of the Azalea Festival's Garden Tour, and they will appear at all of the homes on display. Full story...
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Governor Perdue schedules Port City visit

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During her gubernatorial campaign, Bev Perdue said one of her first stops as governor would be Wilmington. It's been a few months, but that visit is finally scheduled.

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Adventure Sprint at Greenfield Lake Park

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People in search of an adventure found it Saturday at the seventh annual Adventure Sprint held at Greenfield Lake Park. Teams of two competed in five legs of the competition: running, biking, canoeing, and two mystery events. Full story...
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Medication disposal at New Hanover Regional Medical Center

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center hosted a free medication disposal event Saturday. People were invited to bring their old prescriptions, over the counter medications and even vitamins to be burned in special incinerators. Full story...
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National Passport Day

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Saturday was National Passport Day. UNCW held a passport fair to help first-timers apply and answer any questions. Full story...
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WWAY honored by Associated Press

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The WWAY news organization was one of the top winners at the North Carolina Associated Press Broadcast Awards. WWAY won five awards in television for division two. Competitors include Greenville, and New Bern. Full story...
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Actors and county leaders put on performance of Wilmington's Big Greek Wedding... even the Wilmington Mayor !!

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videoIt was a celebrity who's who on stage Friday night at Thalian Hall. Cast members included State Representative Danny McComas, New Hanover County Commissioners Ted Davis and Jonathan Barfield, City Councilman Kristi Tomey, and UNCW Athletic Director Kelly Mehrtens, just to name a few. Full story...
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Gardeners get grounds ready for Azalea Festival

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videoIf you look closely, you'll find the many hidden treasures tucked away in the MacRae Garden, which is just one of a dozen beautiful gardens featured in this years Azalea Garden Tour. Full story...
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Forbes reports North Carolina a good place for business

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videoDespite the troubling unemployment numbers, Forbes magazine reported North Carolina is still a good place to do business. The magazine released its rankings for the best places for business and careers. Full story...
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Ticket purchases on the rise as Azalea Festival nears

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The ticket office on Oleander Drive was extremely busy Friday as excitement is starting to build for next week's Azalea Festival. Full story...
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