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New Hanover County News

5th rabies case found in New Hanover Co.

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the second case of rabies in a week and the fifth case for the year. ACS officers were called to a home on Shinn Creek Lane on Monday where a homeowner’s dog was attacked by a raccoon. The dog was current on its rabies vaccination. However the dog's owner was notified of possible exposure to the virus from handling the dog. Full story...
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Front Street to see new businesses

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video Downtown Wilmington might be starting to bounce back as a handful of businesses will be opening on Front Street. A few of those places are replacing legendary city locations like old Tom's Drugs store and Orton's Pool Room. Full story...
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Brewery owner taking downtown nightlife issues into his own hands

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videoDowntown Wilmington's nightlife has been a big topic of debate the last few years. From bars trying to keep out members of the military to fights and even murders at and around clubs, the downtown scene has developed a reputation for violence after about 2 a.m. That's caused one downtown business owner to take things into his own hands. Full story...
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Man in Spider-Man mask robs two more stores

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The Wilmington Police Department's spider senses are tingling again. For the third time in less than a month, a store was robbed at gunpoint this morning by someone wearing a Spider-Man mask. Full story...
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Local leaders yet to hear from beach bus planner

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videoThe idea of a Wilmington to beach shuttle may be ready to roll again. An entrepreneur from New York wants to hit the gas on a private beach bus not run by New Hanover County. Beach town leaders say they are open to hearing the idea, but so far, they have not received any official proposal. Full story...
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Leaders deliver Meals on Wheels, check smoke detectors

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It's Fire Prevention Week and to start it off, the Wilmington Fire Department and New Hanover County Fire Rescue are targeting senior citizens in their effort to provide safety information. Firefighters are delivering Meals on Wheels all week, talking to senior residents about fire safety and checking their smoke detectors. Full story...
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GE-Hitachi chips in money from golf tourney to United Way

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A big-name Wilmington company is working to help some worthy causes. GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy presented a $30,000 check today to the united way from the annual GE United Way Golf Tournament. Full story...
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Blizzard scores ten in 80-78 win in Italy

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Brett Blizzard is back in Italy playing pro basketball after a one year hiatus. His team is off to a 2-0 start after a two point victory on the road against one of the pre-season favorites in the Italian 2 League. Full story...
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Pleasure Island gets jazzy in Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival

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What better way to enjoy the great weather this weekend than at the beach, with some tasty seafood and a little music? Well for hundreds in Pleasure Island, that's exactly what they did. Full story...
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Riverfest draws thousands to downtown Wilmington

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Folks lined Water Street in downtown Wilmington this weekend for the annual Riverfest. The event, which started in 1979, drew thousands of people to the banks of the Cape Fear River beginning Friday and ending Sunday. Full story...
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