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New Hanover County News

Race for Wilmington mayor starts early, Knight announcement Tuesday

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The race for Wilmington mayor is getting started early this year. Paul Knight, vice president and general manager of Sea-Comm Media, which owns several radio stations, is expected to announce Tuesday he will run against Mayor Bill Saffo. Full story...
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Great summer camps that will not break the bank

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videoSome summer camps can cost a pretty penny. We have scoped out some cheaper solutions for parents. Full story...
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Extended Stay Hotels Parent Company Bankruptcy

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Extended Stay Hotels LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Spartanburg, South Carolina based company operates more than 650 hotels in the US and Canada, including one on New Center Drive in Wilmington. Full story...
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Volunteer fire department looks to keep swimmers safe

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videoMultiple drownings off of our beaches over the past few weeks has rescue teams on high alert. The Federal Point Volunteer Fire Department's Water Rescue Squad is working to help keep swimmers safe. Full story...
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Pleasure Island recognized as top destination

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The secret is out; Pleasure Island has been recognized as one of the top tourist destinations in America. The New York Times recently looked at the best travel destinations that offer both simple and exotic pleasures. Full story...
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Wilmington Police and New Hanover County Sheriffs take to the court

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videoLaw enforcement officers traded in their badges for a basketball Sunday afternoon. Members of the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, squared off in the Big Buddy Shootout. Full story...
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The history of First Presbyterian Church and its renovation

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videoLately, you may have noticed scaffolding on the front of the First Presbyterian Church on Third Street. WWAY's Ann McAdams tells us a little about the history of the church, and what's going on with the renovation. Full story...
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Carolina Beach is a great spot for surfing, swimming, sunning and... wrestling

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videoBeachgoers are confronted with a lot of options. An obvious choice is surfing. Of course there’s always the possibility of playing in the sand or working on the perfect summer tan. And don’t forget, there’s wrestling too. Yes, wrestling on the beach. Full story...
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Sunburst Foundation holds four-legged meet and greet

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People looking to adopt a dog were able to meet and greet with the pups Saturday before deciding to bring a new pet home. Full story...
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Area high school seniors graduate

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High school seniors all across our area shared an important moment in their life Saturday, their high school graduation. Full story...
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Juneteenth celebrated at MLK Center

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Members of the African American community in our area celebrated part of their history Saturday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Full story...
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Gay pride hits the streets of downtown Wilmington for annual festival

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Saturday marked the Fourth Annual Gay Pride Street Festival in downtown Wilmington. It's part of Wilmington Pride, a series of events promoting gay pride. Full story...
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Sweet fundraiser held Saturday

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The Wilmington Temple of Israel hosted a joint fundraiser at the Hannah Block USO building Saturday. The event featured desserts by six celebrity chefs, live music, an abundance of art and a silent auction to benefit the Wilmington-based Full Belly Project, Phoenix Employment Ministries and United Jewish Communities. Full story...
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Mosley students graduate

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Friday night, Mosley Performance Learning Center kicked off the weekend’s graduation ceremonies at the Minnie Evans Performing Arts Center as 28 students graduated from the non-traditional high school. Full story...
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Drug Court aims to heal addicts, get them back on track

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videoIt was not your average day at the New Hanover County Courthouse. Drug offenders were praised and recognized for their hard work in overcoming addiction. Full story...
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