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New Hanover County News

Candidate profile: Bill Saffo

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video For the last few weeks we've been introducing you to the candidates for Wilmington City Council and mayor. With the election now just days away, we wrap up our candidate profiles with with incumbent Mayor Bill Saffo. He says he looks forward to continuing to make Wilmington the gem of southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with attempted murder after bar fight

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A Wilmington man is in jail charged with attempted murder after a bar fight. Police say it happened around 1:45 a.m. Saturday at the End Zone Sports Bar at 1415 Dawson Street. Full story...
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Southport-Ft.Fisher ferry runs cut Friday

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The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will run an abbreviated schedule on its Southport-Fort Fisher route Friday to exchange vessels. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Justin LaNasa

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video Early voting is underway, and Election Day is next week. So WWAY wants you to meet the candidates for Wilmington Mayor. We sat down with Justin LaNasa, who says it is time for new leadership. Full story...
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New Hanover-Hoggard rematch set for Friday, coaches don't like meeting in round one

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video New Hanover High School snapped a long losing streak against Hoggard last Friday on the gridiron. The streak dated back to the mid 1990's. In a strange twist of fate these two football teams have been paired against each other in the first round of the state playoffs. Full story...
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Wilmington's Rhodes competes on "Top Chef"

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video Wilmington chef Keith Rhodes runs Catch Seafood restaurant off Market Street. Wednesday night Rhodes became somewhat of a local celebrity as he began competing on Bravo's "Top Chef: Texas". Full story...
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'One Tree Hill' returns January 11

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"One Tree Hill" will wrap shooting on its ninth and final season later this month, but it will be a couple more months till the episodes start airing. Full story...
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What will Iron Man 3 mean for Wilmington and North Carolina?

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Wilmington-based camera operator Bo Webb feels this will bring more big-budget business to the state. “I think it’s going to be great,” says Webb, whose credits include The Notebook, Eastbound and Down and One Tree Hill. “Right now, a lot of the shows like that end up in New Mexico, because of their soundstages there and because of their film incentive. So, I think it’ll help us be more competitive.” Full story...
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Study predict Wilmington housing price rise, local expert says not so fast

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As the real estate market across the nation continues to falter, Wilmington's prices might be an exception. A national study by Fiserv, a financial analysis company, indicates the Wilmington area will see a small price increase in the next two years. Full story...
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Wilmington sign ordinance a citywide issue

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video The downtown sign showdown continues. Last night Wilmington City Council decided to have staff spend more time on controversial sign regulations that have many downtown businesses in an uproar. But others in the city are finding out that the rule also affects them. Full story...
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