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New Hanover County News

D&E Dodge to close tomorrow amidst auto industry troubles

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videoSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has temporarily delayed Chrysler's sale to Fiat. Meantime the clock is ticking for a local auto dealer. Barring a last minute legal miracle, D&E Dodge's days in the Chrysler family are over as of Tuesday. Full story...
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Soldier visits local elementary school

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This weekend, Leroy Cain returned home after a 15-month deployment in Iraq. Today, Cain stopped by his son Chris’ fifth-grade class at Belville Elementary to show his appreciation. Full story...
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NHC high schoolers given dress code

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There will be some sharp-dressed students in New Hanover County high schools next year. Students in public high schools will have to adhere to a new dress code in the fall. Full story...
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NC Lt. Governor talks small business

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Small business owners in the Greater Wilmington area had the chance to express some of their concerns to the lieutenant governor Monday. Walter Dalton is on a state-wide tour to hear the needs of small businesses. Full story...
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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge inspection brings lane closures, delays

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Drivers may hit some traffic crossing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge later this week. Starting on Wednesday or Thursday, and continuing all next week, lanes will be closed for inspections. Full story...
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Wilmington landmark checks out

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videoWilmington waved goodbye to a local landmark Sunday. We're not talking about a major corporation or a bank; it was Whitey's El Berta Motor Inn on Market Street. After more than 50 years in business, the vacancy sign is off for good. Full story...
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Give blood, enter to win a vacation

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You could win a vacation by giving the gift of life Monday. New Hanover Regional Medical Center is hosting a community blood drive. Full story...
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Fundraiser a big hit for Stewart Willard

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Musicians, artists, family and friends attended a fundraiser Sunday night to help a 14-year-old boy battling cancer. Full story...
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Michael's Seafood wins chowder cook-off

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A Carolina Beach seafood restaurant is an international champion tonight. Michael’s Seafood competed in the 28th Annual Schweppes International Great Chowder Cook-off in Rhode Island… and won! Full story...
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Summer camp vacancies

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videoThe end of the school year is fast approaching, and it's around this time that parents start to wonder what to do with kids during the summer months. There is hope, since many camps that would be full by this point still have openings. Full story...
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Bracelet system helps relocate wandering children

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A new program that helps find lost children began Saturday in Carolina Beach. Kids were seen wearing one of seven different colored wristbands. The color matches that of the nearest lifeguard stand. The goal is to help identify where lost children came from on the beach. Full story...
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YMCA educates public with safety fair

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The YMCA is known as a safe haven for children, and that was Saturday's theme. The YMCA, along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, hosted a child safety fair. Full story...
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Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival rocks on

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Carolina Beach goers were treated to the sweet sounds of summer Saturday for the annual Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival. Five bands, from all over the South, got the crowd moving and shaking to hits from yesterday and today. Full story...
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Carolina Beach State Park hosts snake expo

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Snakes were spotted at Carolina Beach State Park Saturday, and people were actually happy about it. The park hosted a special education program featuring the slithery creatures. Full story...
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School board releases info on Williston teacher

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board Friday afternoon released some vital information in the case surrounding former Williston Middle School teacher, Jessica Wishnask. WWAY has learned why she had been suspended twice while teaching at Williston last year. Full story...
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