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New Hanover County News

Wilmington man charged with jumping off Wrightsville Beach bridge

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The search for a man who jumped off a Wrightsville Beach bridge early this morning ended with a man in jail. Joseph Compton, 28, is charged with jumping from a state bridge, resist, delay and obstruction. Full story...
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Man arrested for wife's murder

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video A Wilmington man is behind bars accused of murdering his wife. It happened around 4:15 p.m. Sunday in a trailer park off of South Kerr Avenue. Full story...
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Business owners say summer season was 'great' despite Hurricane Irene

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videoFor most beach towns, Labor Day Weekend is considered the end of the summer season; and although the weather is beautiful this holiday weekend, is it enough to get people out and about to make up for last weekend's losses due to Irene’s visit? Full story...
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Workout honors fallen troops

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CrossFit Coastal debuted the 31 Heroes workout to honor the 31 brave warriors who were killed when their helicopter was shot down last month. Full story...
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Wilmington's Connor Barth keeps roster spot with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaners open the 2001 regular season on September 11th with a home game against the Detroit Lions. Former Hoggard standout Connor Barth will be the kicker for the Bucs on the opening day. Full story...
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Valuables stolen from Trask football players during game

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Football players from Heide Trask High School in Pender County lost the game against Ashley High School Friday night but also lost their goods. Full story...
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Wilmington's Jay Ross is cut by Packers...doesn't get practice squad invitation, yet

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Jay Ross is now a free agent after his release from the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. He's one of 800 new free agents. Saturday is cut day in the NFL. All teams have to trim rosters down to 53 players. UPDATE: As of Sunday evening Ross has not been added to the practice squad of any of the 32 NFL teams. Full story...
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Week # 3 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number three of the high school football season is complete. All four high schools in Columbus County lost. All four high schools in New Hanover County won. Laney remains undefeated. Hoggard remains undefeated. Ashley gets their first win while New Hanover knocks off Wallace-Rose Hill. The Bulldog loss snaps a 30 game winning streak. It was the longest active streak in the state until Friday. Full story...
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Police called to deal with Berger, Blaylock again

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The week ended much like it began for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger and his ex-girlfriend: with a call to and visit from Wilmington Police. Full story...
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Facebook page looks for prayers for Berger

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It has been a very controversial week for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. There was his reported suicide attempt Monday night and the fallout since. But while Berger has faced much criticism, there are people coming to his support. Full story...
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