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New Hanover County News

Will economy put public safety at risk?

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videoThe effects of the economy are hitting the criminal justice system. Hiring freezes are thinning departments, and the fear is that public safety could be at risk. Full story...
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Many students absent from Gregory and Snipes amidst H1N1 concerns

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Gregory Elementary School and Snipes Academy are still on high alert after four students were confirmed to have the H1N1 virus. The cases were confirmed Thursday by the ... Full story...
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Camping businesses well grounded

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videoTaking a family vacation is tough to afford in this economy. It seems many families are still vacationing, but their finding a cheaper way to do it, in the great outdoors. Full story...
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The future of businesses on Front Street

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videoWith Kingoff's Jewelers moving from it's downtown location there will be one more empty property on Front Street this fall. Other business owners in the area say it's part of a regular trend. Full story...
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Ashley High students get careers cooking

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videoSome area students are jumping at the chance to work… for free. The culinary arts internship at Ashley High School is giving students the chance to learn some skills in the kitchen and maybe even land a job. Full story...
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Airlie art a tribute to Minnie Evans

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videoMinnie Evans used wax crayons, vibrant colors, and mystical creatures in her art, and what better way to remember her at Airlie Gardens than with a chapel made from glass bottles? Full story...
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Woman accused of misdemeanor death by vehicle

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A Wilmington businesswoman facing multiple complaints has been charged in an unrelated car accident. Saturday, Galliher was involved in an accident on Castle Hayne and North College Road. Full story...
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Beaches to be safer in Fort Fisher

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Last weekend the stands on the south end of Pleasure Island were empty due to lack of funds for salaries. Today, state parks and recreation confirmed that there is now money to hire four lifeguards and a supervisor. Full story...
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Millions doled out for community safety

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More than $62 million is heading to state and local agencies to improve community safety and assist crime victims. The Governor's Crime Commission awarded the federal dollars to 315 programs across the state. Full story...
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Fans pack Buck Hardee Field for Sharks opener

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videoThe Wilmington Sharks kicked off their season Thursday night against the Columbia Blowfish. They even had a royal start to the game. Full story...
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Four New Hanover County students have H1N1

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videoIt's official; the H1N1 virus has made it's way to our area. With a little over week left before school ends in New Hanover County, two elementary schools are now dealing with the flu. Full story...
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Hanover Center welcomes move of Kingoff's Jewelers

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videoSince 1919, Kingoff's and its clock have been downtown landmarks. “Well, I'm sad that we're leaving downtown. We love downtown and look forward to their 2020 vision and being a beautiful place to shop,” said Janice Kingoff. Full story...
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Shelters struggling to serve homeless people with mental illnesses

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videoMental illness and homelessness are often linked together. It often starts when individuals or families lose everything, and get depressed and shelters are now having a hard time keeping up with the number of homeless folks with mental illnesses. Full story...
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Preservation of Gullah-Geechee culture

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The Gullah-Geechee Heritage Commission scheduled a public forum Thursday evening to discuss the preservation of our area’s Gullah-Geechee culture. The culture originated from slaves who were brought to our coast from West Africa. Full story...
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Surfing the web on the Intracoastal Waterway

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videoA Wilmington company called icwifi.net provides high-speed wireless internet access to boaters. Now checking the forecast on the water is just a click away. Full story...
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