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New Hanover County News

Work started to alleviate College Road traffic

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If you have ever traveled College Road, you have probably spent some time stuck in traffic. The City of Wilmington is taking steps to alleviate some of that congestion by next summer. Crews have already started work to widen Independence Boulevard. Full story...
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Refresher for law enforcement on handling people with mental illnesses

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Local members of the National Association of Mental Illnesses worked to educate law enforcement Monday, on how to handle people with mental illness. They also got a refresher on the local laws surrounding mental illness. Full story...
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Firefighters battle Carolina Beach blaze, one treated for heat exhaustion

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A Carolina Beach firefighter suffered heat exhaustion, after battling a fire Monday morning in Carolina Beach. The call at 207 Teakwood Drive came in at about 8:30 a.m. Full story...
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Arrest made in Dock Street rape

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Wilmington Police and US Marshals arrested 18-year-old Damian Johnson Saturday night. He is charged with first-degree rape, kidnapping, sexual offense and robbery. The alleged attack happened in the 300 block of Dock Street around 1:00 a.m. July 13th. Full story...
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Police have suspect in RBC Centura robbery

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Forty-nine-year-old James Stewart is also in police custody. Stewart was wanted for allegedly robbing the RBC Centura Bank at Market Street and New Centre drive in Wilmington July 10th. Full story...
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Suspect in Gause murder turns himself in, court appearance Monday

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videoA suspect wanted for Wilmington's first murder of the year will make his first court appearance Monday morning. The family of victim Tyshawn Gause said they can rest knowing the 17-year-old's possible killer is in custody. Full story...
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Book drive kicks off in honor of Tarica Pulliam

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A book collection campaign kicked off Saturday in honor of Tarica Pulliam; a New Hanover County detention officer killed by her ex-boyfriend a year ago. Full story...
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Unused food does not go to waste

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videoMany people flock to Wrightsville Beach for fun and sun. Now some folks hope the crowds will translate into donations for a good cause; a cause that takes the guess work out of packing up unused food for the trip back home. Full story...
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Filling the hole in the Wilmington bypass

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videoLast week, we told you an infusion of about $22 million in federal stimulus money was going to speed up construction on the Wilmington bypass. But the new plan leaves a big hole in the middle. Full story...
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Wilmington police and firefighters battle on the field

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videoWilmington's bravest will duel on the softball diamond Monday night against Wilmington's finest. WWAY's John Rendleman said it's going to be a showdown of hometown heroes. Full story...
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Homeade arts and crafts enjoyed at Riverfront Park

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People filled Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington Sunday afternoon looking for a bargain. The Sunday Scene Arts and Crafts Fair featured vendors that make all homemade arts and crafts. Full story...
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The effects of homelessness in our area

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videoHomelessness is a very real problem in this area. It affects everyone from the homeless, to concerned neighbors, to code enforcement officials, to those trying to lend a helping hand. We a look at what's being done to combat the issue and some of their options. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Pleasure Island: Joyner Marina

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videoAbout a year ago, the Joyner Marina was fully renovated. It is where boats big and small are docked, from all over the country and state. It is also a place for families and fun. Full story...
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Abandoned crab pots snag the crab industry

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videoA local man is heading up a government project to rid our waters of abandoned crab pots. They are more than just an eye sore. WWAY's Tim Buckley explains. Full story...
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Construction on Wilmington bypass leaves large gap in road

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Thursday we reported that more than $20 million in federal stimulus money was going to speed up construction on the Wilmington bypass. You would think the next thing they would build is the B leg, going west from what is already been finished. Instead they are going... Full story...
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