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New Hanover County News

CFPUA: Sewer caves in on Lincoln Rd. near Oleander

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Utility crews with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority are on the scene and facilitating emergency sewer repairs after discovering a sewer cave-in on Lincoln Road near the intersection of Oleander Drive. A portion of Lincoln Road near Oleander Drive will be closed to through traffic while crews mitigate repairs Full story...
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New Hanover County waits on FEMA to deal with debris issue

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video As Hurricane Irene crashed through the Cape Fear region it left plenty of debris in it's wake. New Hanover County Commissioners say they are waiting on FEMA to see if the government will cover the cost for debris collection. Full story...
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Hurricane Irene: By the numbers

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Hurricane Irene will not appear in the "Top 10" list of North Carolina hurricanes. Not even close. However, Irene was a good reminder that even a "weak" hurricane or tropical storm can create impressive wind gusts and flooding rain. Full story...
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Casey Barth named UNC football captain

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A Wilmington kicker has been named as one of the football captains for the North Carolina Tar Heels. The season begins Saturday in Chapel Hill when UNC hosts James Madison. Full story...
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Frustration mounts as power outages linger

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video The lights are still out in parts of our area two days after Hurricane Irene swept past the Cape Fear coast. Those without generators are beginning to get frustrated, as temperatures and tempers continue to rise. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. catching grief for not cleaning up debris; May change mind (UPDATED @ 5:15 pm)

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video There is no decision whether the county will activate it’s debris removal contract. New Hanover County is awaiting word whether the county will receive payment from FEMA to cover the cost of countywide debris pick up. The cost to New Hanover County government could be as high as $500,000. Full story...
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Irene's impact on waterways affects boaters, fisherman

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video Hurricane Irene's had a big impact up the coast from here, but the Coast Guard says our area's beaches were relatively unscathed. Boaters and fishermen from Pleasure Island say the Carolina Beach Inlet has become even more of a problem after Irene. Full story...
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Coastal waters temporarily close to shellfishing

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Upon recommendation of the state health director, the NC Division of Marine Fisheries will temporarily close all coastal waters to shellfish harvesting effective immediately, due to potential impacts of floodwaters on these areas. Full story...
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Chad Michael Murray comes home to 'One Tree Hill'

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As "One Tree Hill" approaches the end of its run, an original cast member prepares to return to the Wilmington-shot drama. Full story...
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Hurricane Irene leads to at least 26 deaths

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Hurricane Irene led to the deaths of at least 26 people in eight states, including six in North Carolina. Full story...
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