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New Hanover County News

Smoking ban causes frustration with downtown businesses

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Recently, the downtown campus of Cape Fear Community college became off limits to smokers. Now, business owners nearby say smokers looking for a safe haven are becoming a nuisance. Full story...
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Dane Hobbs left his mark with many in Wilmington

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A homeless man who passed away on Tuesday left his mark here in Wilmington. Since Dane Hobbs died this week, we have received numerous e-mails and calls from viewers telling us what an impact Hobbs had on our community. Full story...
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Wilmington River Group misses deadline again

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The City of Wilmington may be looking for a new developer to build the convention center hotel. Wilmington River Group, the developer of choice, had until Friday to come up with a one million dollar line of credit ensuring they could complete Hotel Indigo. Full story...
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New Hanover County sheriff's looking for missing man

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a missing man. Charles Vincent Harkey has not been seen since Tuesday. He goes by the name Vince and is 5 foot 8, 200 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and a goatee. Full story...
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Questions answered about health care at UNCW forum

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videoThe future of our nation's health care is one of the most pressing issues facing Americans. A panel of professionals, including doctors, nurses and insurance consultants fielded questions from folks concerned about reforming the system. Full story...
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Dog court hears case of pit bull

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videoFour cases were heard at New Hanover County's Animal Control Wednesday including one that involves an aggressive Carolina Beach pit bull. Full story...
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Influenza business forum held

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Health officials warn the H1N1 flu virus may spike again in our area. On Thursday, officials from the NHC Health Department hosted an influenza business forum to educate area professionals on how to cut down on the spread of flu in the workplace. Full story...
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Carolina Beach not getting the sand it needs

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The town of Carolina Beach has a federal project to re-nourish their beach every three years. Initially, the strand of the beach from north end all the way to the lake would be re-nourished, but the town will only receive half of the sand they had expected due to a lack of funding. Full story...
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NHHS still waiting decision about Jap Davis Field House

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The field house for the New Hanover High School football team was deemed imminently dangerous in December of 2007, but players and coaches continued to use the Jap Davis Field House until mid-July. Full story...
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Frog population hops for joy over increase in rain

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videoAfter years of drought, the rains have returned to southeastern North Carolina. While this may be unwelcome to beach goers, its worked wonders for the area frog population. Full story...
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Condo project in Carolina Beach goes up for auction

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A Carolina Beach condo project will be up for auction on Friday. The Arcadius project is now bankrupt. The plan was to develop condos and a shopping complex, but town manager Tim Owens said the timing just was not right. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach eyeing a new bike path

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The town of Wrightsville Beach is one step closer to implementing a new bike plan. The plan calls for a bike path that would stretch from the Cape Fear River to the Jonnie Mercer's Pier. Full story...
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Body of homeless man found off Market Street

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a body found off of Market Street. Investigators say a homeless man was dead for about two days before his body was found Tuesday night. Full story...
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Dog saved from house fire on Grace Street

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A dog was saved from a house fire Tuesday night thanks to a Wilmington resident and firefighters. The fire broke out at a home in the 600 block of Grace Street. Full story...
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UNCW students concerned about H1N1

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School health officials say a number of students have reported to the health center with flu-like symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control recommends treating any sign of the flu as H1N1. Full story...
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