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New Hanover County News

Stage Ten complete with indoor water tank

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videoIt's hoped that a new stage at Screen Gems will bring bigger and better movies to the Wilmington arena. It's called Stage Ten, and for special effects producers it's a dream come true. Full story...
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Cruise ship docks in Wilmington

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A visiting ship has cruised its way into the Port City and it’s bringing a welcome boost to the local economy. American Cruise Line's American Glory docked on Water Street in downtown Wilmington on Monday. Full story...
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Rabies outbreak concerning for many

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videoThe past few months for New Hanover Animal Control officers have been very busy trying to contain an outbreak of rabies cases the county has been fighting since the beginning of the year. Experts believe the virus isn't spreading as fast as the fear. Full story...
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County Commission approves Ed McMahon for sheriff

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New Hanover County officially has a successor for Sheriff Sid Causey. Monday, the County Commission approved Chief Deputy Ed McMahon for the job. He will replace Causey, who took early retirement and steps down June 30. Full story...
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Filming moved, but auditions for upcoming Miley Cyrus movie still to be held in Wilmington

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Interested in acting in the upcoming Miley Cyrus movie? If you think you have the right stuff you can audition right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Anticipation builds as Carolina Beach sets up amusement rides

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videoCrews in Carolina Beach are working to finish setting up amusement rides near the boardwalk before Memorial Day weekend. Visitors and business owners can not wait until the Tilt-a-Whirl is up, and running. Full story...
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Kure Beach Boardwalk receiving finishing touches before Memorial Day

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Carolina Beach is not the only place getting ready for Memorial Day weekend. In Kure Beach, the boardwalk extension is almost complete for the unofficial start of the summer season. Full story...
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McIntyre to present New Hanover County Fire Department with funding

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Congressman Mike McIntyre will be at the New Hanover County Courthouse to present a check to the New Hanover County Fire Department. Full story...
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Weekend of soccer gives Cape Fear economy a boost

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videoNearly 4,000 soccer players came to New Hanover County this weekend for the 16th Annual Seaside Soccer Classic; a big score for the Cape Fear economy. Full story...
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Rabies clinic held at Ogden Park

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There have been a dozen confirmed cases of rabies in New Hanover County so far this year. Saturday, a free rabies clinic sponsored by the New Hanover County Humane Society helped county residents protect their pets. Full story...
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Yard sale to benefit Burgwin Wright House

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Dozens of shoppers in downtown Wilmington bought something new to help preserve something old. A yard sale was held Saturday at the Burgwin Wright House and Museum on Market Street to raise money for the museum. Full story...
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Greek Festival enjoyed by Wilmingtonians

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Wilmington has gone Greek. Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is hosting its Fifteenth Annual Greek Festival this weekend. Full story...
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Local business shows how thank you can go a long way

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videoMom always taught us to say words like "please" and "thank you". These words are a regular part of the vocabulary for one local business. Full story...
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Former co-worker speaks about Commander Keith Springle

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videoEarlier this week, Commander Keith Springle was one of five Americans gunned down by a fellow soldier in a military counseling clinic in Baghdad. WWAY's Meghan Torjussen spoke with a former co-worker at New Hanover County's Department of Social Services Full story...
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Early retirement packages for city workers reaches deadline

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videoHere in Wilmington, city workers have reached the deadline to take advantage of early retirement packages. They were offered to help the city make up a $6.5 million shortfall. Full story...
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