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New Hanover County News

NHC Commissioners to decide on property taxes

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New Hanover County Commissioners are closing in on a tough decision. Monday morning they will vote for, or against, raising property taxes as part of the county's budget. Full story...
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Cooperative Bank reopening as First Bank

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videoFor the second time this year, a Wilmington-based bank has failed. The state Bank Commissioner Friday closed Cooperative Bank. Full story...
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Governor visits New Hanover Co. Monday

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For the second time this month Governor Bev Perdue visits New Hanover County today. The governor will hold an education rally at the Minnie Evans Arts Center on Halyburton Memorial Parkway. Full story...
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Bike rally held in memory of Brad Martin

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videoDozens of bikers gathered outside of Britt’s Motorsports to tour Wilmington on Saturday. It looked like your typical motorcycle rally, but this one had special meaning. It was held in honor of a father and son killed while riding. Full story...
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Cape Fear Rollergirls skate away with win

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videoSaturday marked the return of the Cape Fear Roller Girls to the Schwartz Center in downtown Wilmington, and the hometeam celebrated with a big win. Full story...
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Soccer clinic aims to introduce sport to inner city youth

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videoThe UNCW Seahawk soccer team and the Wilmington Hammerheads picked a hot day to hold a soccer clinic, but they did not hear any complaints from the youngsters in attendance, who for the most part have had little exposure to soccer. Full story...
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Do hot days cause hot tempers?

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videoHot temperatures have a way of drawing people out to our beaches or just out for a stroll, but it could also be a draw for bad behavior. Full story...
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Jellyfish making their way to the shore

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Carolina Beach has seen an increase in visitors, but instead of two legs, they've got tentacles. Jellyfish are washing up along the shores of Carolina Beach in large numbers. Full story...
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Camp doesn't bug kids

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The Cape Fear Museum's incredible insect campers were buzzing with excitement Friday morning. Children marched in an insect parade for their final day of bug camp. Full story...
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Kids get lessons in layups and education

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One local basketball camp is teaching kids the importance of balancing athletics and education. Elementary and middle school boys and girls took part in the Believe to Achieve Camp at the Martin Luther King Center in Wilmington.

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Precautions for working in the extreme heat

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videoSummer is just days away, but the heat is already here. For some, it's work and no play underneath the hot sun. Full story...
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Summer camp is all business

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videoA unique summer camp at UNCW doesn’t involve canoeing or campfire songs. Kids between the ages of 11 and 16 have spent the week on campus in UNCW’s Young Entrepreneurship Program. Full story...
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Perdue's request to raise taxes has UNCW concerned

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House and Senate negotiators are getting closer to Governor Perdue's request to raise more taxes. They are attempting to pound out a budget that would, among other things, help some state employees keep their jobs.

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Keeping the inlet open in Carolina Beach

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videoThe Carolina Beach inlet is a popular passageway to the Atlantic Ocean for many area fishermen and pleasure boaters. It may not seem extraordinary, but the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers does plenty of work to make sure boats are able to pass through the inlet each day. Full story...
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Whitley sentenced Thursday for killing bike rider

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A 20-year-old Wilmington man was sentenced this afternoon for killing a bicyclist on River Road last year. Jordan Whitley pleaded guilty to felony death by motor vehicle in the death of Phillip Tidmarsh. Full story...
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