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New Hanover County News

Child bitten by "marine animal" at Wrightsville Beach

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A child swimming at Wrightsville Beach was bitten by a "marine animal" according to Wrightsville Beach Police. It happened about 4 p.m. off access number 8 near Moore's Inlet. Full story...
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Toyota of Wilmington to expand despite Japan tsunami and economic recession

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video Toyota of Wilmington broke ground today, expanding their dealership to 65,000 square feet. But with the economy still in the dumps and the tsunami in Japan impacting Toyota, is this really the best time to expand? Full story...
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American flag making waves in Masonboro Inlet

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video The stars and stripes are perhaps our Nation’s most recognizable symbol. But a tribute to service members on Masonboro Island is making waves among boaters and the people in charge of the island. Full story...
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Downtown roads congested as students make their way to class

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video With new construction, new students, and new traffic patterns, getting anywhere downtown is harder than ever. Downtown Wilmington is packed with people on both roads and sidewalks, all in a hurry to get where they need to go. The corner of Front Street and Red Cross is especially busy because it’s smack in the middle of the Cape Fear campus. Full story...
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StarNews Circulation Manager busted for embezzlement

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video Police arrested StarNews Circulation Manager Richard Scott Wiggs Monday and charged him with stealing money from the newspaper. According to the StarNews, investigators say he stole more than $100,000 over a two year period. The paper's parent company, The New York Times, say he he stole at least $52,000. Full story...
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Congratulations to our partners 'The Big Talker FM' and Chad Adams; #1 in Talk Radio

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Morning talk show host Chad Adams on The Big Talker FM has the number one talk radio show in Wilmington according to the latest Arbitron ratings. WAAV's Curtis Wright came in at number 14. Full story...
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UNCW puts out list of 'gay-friendly' churches, businesses

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video UNCW has put out a list of approved "gay friendly" churches for faculty and students raising concerns by at least one professor that taxpayers are inadvertently involved in "telling people where to go to church." Full story...
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Kure Beach Town Council approves $15,000 to dredging of Carolina Beach Inlet

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video Kure Beach Town Council is currently dealing with many issues. The one that was top of the agenda at Tuesday's town council meeting was the dredging of the Carolina Beach Inlet. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council selects company for Convention Center hotel

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The Wilmington City Council tonight selected Harmony Hospitality to buil the long awaited Convention Center hotel. Plans call for a Sheraton. Full story...
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Tourism spending increases in New Hanover county and statewide

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Tourism spending is up in New Hanover county. The county ranks 9th in the state for economic impact through tourism. Full story...
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