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New Hanover County News

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority votes on budget

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority's board is expected to vote on its budget for the next fiscal year Wednesday. The board is considering increasing the threshold on the tiered rate structure it uses, meaning customers would not be charged a higher rate until they use 12,000 gallons. Full story...
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Hammerheads to host MLS' Chicago Fire

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videoNormally when the Wilmington Hammerheads play soccer they play teams on their same level, the second division of United Soccer League, one of the minor leagues of pro soccer. However, on Tuesday, June 30th, the Hammerheads get to host a MLS team. Full story...
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Keeping H1N1 out of summer camps

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It's summer camp time, and with so many kids being in such close quarters, camps are trying to prevent the H1N1 virus from spreading. Full story...
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Senate Commerce Committee thrown for a loop

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Senators put the brakes on some legislative sleight of hand that would have effectively stalled the Titan America cement plant in Wilmington. Full story...
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Man leads police on chase Tuesday morning

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A car chase that started at the airport this morning led to one man's arrest. Airport officials say around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a man realized he was getting a ticket for leaving his vehicle unattended. He then jumped in his car and sped off before the ticket could be issued. Full story...
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Chair of NC Republican Party sues local radio host Curtis Wright

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The North Carolina Association of Broadcasters is weighing in on a lawsuit against Wilmington talk radio host Curtis Wright. Tom Fetzer, the chair of the North Carolina Republican Party, has sued Wright for slander after Wright forwarded an anonymous letter to people in the Republican Party that insinuated Fetzer is gay. Full story...
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County budget approved without a raise in property taxes

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videoThe vote on a property tax rate for New Hanover County residents came down to three-against-two. In the end, those against raising the property tax rate won. Full story...
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Power outage in Wilmington Monday, Cape Fear Hospital not affected

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Part of Wilmington was without power for a short time Monday afternoon, including Cape Fear Hospital. Progress Energy told us a tree fell onto a power line in a wooded area off Wrightsville Avenue.

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Perdue visits New Hanover County, answers still sought

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videoGovernor Bev Perdue's visit to New Hanover County Monday was brief. It left some of the educators she was targeting for support with more questions than answers, as the state continues to figure out how to deal with a nearly $ 5 billion budget shortfall.

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Princess Street closed for month

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Commuters who use Princess Street will need to find a detour for the next month. On Monday, the city began construction on the 1200 block of Princess Street. The project is expected to last until July 24. Full story...
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Out-of-towners enjoy the beach for first day of summer

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videoBring on the lazy days of summer. The season has officially begun. With temperatures soaring into the 90’s all weekend, it was easy to tell. WWAY's Margo Gray talked with folks who found the best place to cool off. Full story...
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NHC Commissioners to decide on property taxes

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New Hanover County Commissioners are closing in on a tough decision. Monday morning they will vote for, or against, raising property taxes as part of the county's budget. Full story...
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Cooperative Bank reopening as First Bank

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videoFor the second time this year, a Wilmington-based bank has failed. The state Bank Commissioner Friday closed Cooperative Bank. Full story...
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Governor visits New Hanover Co. Monday

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For the second time this month Governor Bev Perdue visits New Hanover County today. The governor will hold an education rally at the Minnie Evans Arts Center on Halyburton Memorial Parkway. Full story...
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Bike rally held in memory of Brad Martin

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videoDozens of bikers gathered outside of Britt’s Motorsports to tour Wilmington on Saturday. It looked like your typical motorcycle rally, but this one had special meaning. It was held in honor of a father and son killed while riding. Full story...
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