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New Hanover County News

Security tight at UNCW commencement ceremonies

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Commencement ceremonies are going on Friday at UNC Wilmington. Due to a bomb threat last week, security is tight at Trask Coliseum. Full story...
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Biodiesel fuel makes its way to Wilmington

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videoFive-hundred gallons of free biodiesel were up for grabs in ten gallon installments at Eco-Collection Systems in Wilmington Friday afternoon. Full story...
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State lawmakers to vote on new Pender and New Hanover County districts

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State lawmakers are expected to vote next week on a new map of House districts for New Hanover and Pender counties. Full story...
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Psychologist and mother of Brian Reavis take stand on Thursday

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videoDefendant Brian Reavis' mother took the stand again today, along with a local psychologist who gave his testimony on the accuser’s history of metal illness. The psychologist testified that just two days before the attack on the 95-year-old victim, Brian Reavis was prescribed medication for schizophrenia. Full story...
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First convention center booking tour given

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videoThe new convention center is a step closer to booking its first event. The first organization interested in utilizing the convention center checked it out Thursday morning. Full story...
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Wilmington Letter Carriers to help Stamp Out Hunger on May 9

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On Saturday, May 9, Wilmington letter carriers will again help Stamp Out Hunger! across America with your help in order to provide assistance to the one in eight Americans who struggle with hunger. Full story...
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City Council votes to change election process, draws some opposition

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videoWe are still quite a few months away from the next election for Wilmington City Council and mayor, but when that time comes, things will run a little differently. Full story...
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Local business can look forward to more cruise ships in Wilmington

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Local businesses will get another boost, with four cruise ships docking in Wilmington. Three American Cruise Line ships will arrive in May; the first on Sunday. Full story...
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P3 Hurricane Hunter comes to Wilmington

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Though not quite hurricane season, hurricane awareness is coming to the Port City in a big way. The P3 Orion Hurricane Hunter plane will be at Wilmington International Airport Thursday along with other exhibits. Full story...
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New public safety building planned for Wrightsville Beach

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Plans to build a new public safety building in Wrightsville Beach are in the works. The space has been approved by the town and it has picked a contractor. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Calvary Memorial Cemetery

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videoBarbara Baker called WWAY recently, concerned about the state of affairs at the cemetery where several of her family members are buried. Full story...
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Day three in case against Brian Reavis

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videoWednesday was day three in the trial against 42-year-old Brian Reavis, the man accused of sexually assaulting and beating a 95-year-old Wilmington woman. Full story...
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Convention center to be even bigger and greener than thought

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videoCovention center construction bids came in under budget, leaving City Council with 5 million dollars to play with. As a result, the convention center will be bigger, and be made with sustainable building materials. Full story...
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UNCW diver dies in Florida

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A diver for UNCW's undersea research facility in Florida has died. 36-year-old Dewey Smith was diving with two other aquanauts near the Aquarius Reef Base off Key Largo, but died after leaving the other divers. Full story...
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Wilmington man steps down as chair of NC Alcoholic Beverage Commission

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The Governor demanded Douglas Fox's resignation after he sent an email that showed an altered photo of a watermelon patch outside the White House. Full story...
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