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New Hanover County News

Man safe after explosion on his boat near Masonboro Inlet

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Wrightsville Beach and Oak Island Coast Guard rescued the man about 20 nautical miles from the Masonboro Inlet. The call came in around 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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WRAAP holds open house

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One after school program helped students enjoy the weekend while reaching out to the community today. The WRAAP after school program opened its doors Saturday to recruit more students. Full story...
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Camp fair helps parents plan for summer

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Summer is still a ways away, but it didn't stop some parents from planning their kids’ activities. Full story...
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New Hanover County School Board examines all the issues at Saturday's retreat

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videoMembers of the New Hanover County School Board did not have to retreat too far to address the needs of their schools. Wilmington International Airport set the stage for Saturday's retreat, which was a session to exchange ideas on anything from dropout rates to redistricting. Full story...
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Carpino receives rare Purple Heart in Wilmington

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videoMilitary veterans honored a former Fort Bragg solider for his service in Iraq, but the award he received today was long overdue. Full story...
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Senior Center hosts Seventh Annual Chocolate Festival

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Hundreds of people in Wilmington had a sweet start to their weekend Friday night as the Seventh Annual Chocolate Festival kicked off with a gala at the New Hanover County Senior Center. Full story...
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Man suspected of killing mom, stepdad could face death penalty

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Gerard Altman appeared in a New Hanover County court Friday, and was denied bond. He's charged in the deaths of a couple, found in their Ogden home earlier this week. Full story...
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Apartment complex evacuated because of fire

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Witnesses say the fire appeared to have started in an upstairs unit at Campus Edge Apartments, possibly in one of the kitchens. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride makes it to Port City and honors Black History Month

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videoLocal historians say much of the credit for building the majestic places that make up historic downtown Wilmington goes to many enslaved and free African-Americans. Full story...
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Murrayville Elementary School students became authors Friday

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Some newly published authors spent the day enjoying the work of their peers, and lending some words of support. Full story...
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Red Dress Luncheon raises money for heart disease

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It was a sea of red today at the Landfall Country Club. The ladies were dressed up for the annual Red Dress Luncheon to raise money for heart disease. Full story...
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Whats Happening: February 6-8

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videoIf you live in New Hanover or Brunswick County, it is a sweet weekend to head outdoors. Plus, there is a reason to pamper your pooch on Sunday. Full story...
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Drop-out rates statewide have declined

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New statewide school drop-out numbers are out, and they show the first decline in three years. Full story...
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Parties meet on Thursday to discuss purpose and need for Titan plant

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videoCarolinas Cement, a subsidiary of Titan America, plans to open a cement plant in Castle Hayne. To say the plan is controversial is an understatement. On Thursday, interested parties discussed the purpose and need for the plant. Full story...
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Altman accused of brutal murder after serving 13 years for robbery

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videoAmid an applauding group of onlookers, New Hanover County sheriff's deputies arrested 33-year-old Gerard Altman for the murders of Laura and Jim Gallagher. Investigators still haven't disclosed a motive for the murder and haven't officially released the Gallaghers' cause of death. Full story...
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