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New Hanover County News

Keeping the inlet open in Carolina Beach

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videoThe Carolina Beach inlet is a popular passageway to the Atlantic Ocean for many area fishermen and pleasure boaters. It may not seem extraordinary, but the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers does plenty of work to make sure boats are able to pass through the inlet each day. Full story...
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Whitley sentenced Thursday for killing bike rider

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A 20-year-old Wilmington man was sentenced this afternoon for killing a bicyclist on River Road last year. Jordan Whitley pleaded guilty to felony death by motor vehicle in the death of Phillip Tidmarsh. Full story...
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City now says Pandora's Box violates zoning

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Despite the fact Pandora's Box has been licensed and operating within city limits for four years, on Thursday, the assistant city attorney, and an attorney for the adult shop, presented their respective cases before the Board of Adjustment. Full story...
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Monkey Junction family finds gator in their garage

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One local family got quite a surprise when they looked in their garage Thursday morning. Our crew arrived just as a wildlife removal service was putting an alligator in a bag. Full story...
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Annexation regulations on the table

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Lawmakers discussed reforms to annexation laws in our state on Thursday. So far, a house judiciary committee has ruled against allowing homeowners to vote on whether they want to be annexed, something anti-annexation activists asked for. Full story...
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Dinner to your door

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videoLove the convenience of delivery, but sometimes pizza and Chinese food get a little old? A local company has a solution; they deliver food from restaurants to your doorstep. Full story...
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Coast Guard helps build Habitat home

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They're usually busy protecting the waterways in our area. Today they traded in their sea legs for tool belts. Members of the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Unit Wilmington helped build a new home for Habitat for Humanity on Prices Lane in Wilmington. Full story...
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NHRMC cancer seminar being held Thursday night

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Cancer is the second leading cause of death in America, according to the American Cancer Society. Now is your chance to learn more about the disease, and the newest technology in cancer treatment. Full story...
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Teacher reference policies under the microscope

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videoFormer Williston Middle School teacher Jessica Wishnask was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a fifteen-year-old student. Before that, she resigned from Williston after being suspended twice and managed to move on and teach in another county, partially because New Hanover County schools gave her a good recommendation. Full story...
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Maisenhelder out of jail after bond reduced

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videoThe owner of a Wilmington afterschool program, charged with taking indecent liberties with children, is out of jail after a judge reduced John Maisenhelder's bond Wednesday. Full story...
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NHRMC facility changes are more patient friendly

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center proudly showed off some new patient-friendly renovations Wednesday. The rooms are on the hospital's top two floors, and are just the start of a big renovation project. Full story...
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Troubleshooters Update: Wilmington Nissan

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There is an update on a Troubleshooters Report we first brought you last week on NewsChannel 3. Pamela Pickett recently put a thousand dollars cash down payment on a used car at Wilmington Nissan. Full story...
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UNCW hosts conference on Native American awareness

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More than 300 young Native Americans are gathered in Wilmington to learn about their cultures. UNCW is hosting the 30th Annual Indian Youth Unity Conference. Native Americans, ages 14 to 21 from nine tribes across the state, are participating in the four day event. Full story...
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Sharks help out Badges for Baseball

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videoThe Wilmington Sharks baseball club is trying to give a boost to the Badges for Baseball program. On Wednesday, the team hosted a youth baseball clinic at D.C. Virgo Middle School. Full story...
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New Hanover County to serve free lunches to kids

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Earlier this week, we told you about free lunches available for kids in Brunswick County. By the end of the month, New Hanover County students will be able to get free lunch as well. Full story...
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