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New Hanover County News

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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School lunches raised twenty cents in New Hanover

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Parents in New Hanover County will have to start sending their children to school with a little more lunch money. This fall, students in all grades will see a price increase in the cafeteria. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Wrightsville Beach: History of Transportation

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videoThis month for our Cape Fear Pride series we're exploring the town of Wrightsville Beach. We caught up with some students at Wrightsville Beach Elementary, to learn about this beach destination. Today, a history lesson about transportation from Kristian Laufer, a fifth grade student. Full story...
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Wilmington council approves Monkey Junction annexation

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videoIt is official, 3,300 people in Monkey Junction will be annexed into the City of Wilmington. It has been a topic of controversy for months, and the opposition continued Tuesday night when City Council voted to approve the annexation. Full story...
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Third Street opens after crew replaces sewer line

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There is good news for drivers Wednesday morning. Third Street in Wilmington is open to traffic once again. Full story...
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Case against Brian Reavis underway

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videoJurors were sworn in Tuesday and state prosecutors began to call their witnesses. Among those called, the now 96-year-old victim who took the stand to face her accused attacker, Brian Reavis. Full story...
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Budget proposal and annexation on tap for Wilmington City Council

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videoTuesday is the night when Wilmington City Council members will vote on the Monkey Junction annexation and will take a look at the budget for the upcoming year. Full story...
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Redistricting hearing begins Tuesday night

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videoIt's back to the drawing board, literally. Beginning with a public hearing in Raleigh Tuesday night, the legislature will redraw State House district boundaries in Pender and New Hanover counties. Full story...
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City of Wilmington's proposed budget out for next year

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The City of Wilmington's proposed budget for next year is out. It is being touted as a bare bones proposition. Full story...
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Commissioners revoke franchise of NHC waste company

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At Monday night's meeting, commissioners voted to revoke the franchise of a waste hauler. This morning, Superior Waste Services is no longer in business in New Hanover County.

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New Hanover County workshop to help children succeed in school

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New Hanover County parents are invited to an informational workshop Tuesday night. It is for parents who would like to learn more about how to help their children succeed in school. Full story...
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Groundbreaking ceremony for butterfly house at Airlie Gardens

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Tuesday afternoon Airlie Gardens will break ground for the first permanent butterfly house in the region. Full story...
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County commissioners meet about NHC property tax increase

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videoNew Hanover County residents could be in for a property tax increase at the very least. It was a topic of discussion at Monday night's County Commissioners meeting. A county-wide property revaluation is scheduled for January 2011.

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Jury selection underway in case against Brian Reavis

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videoThe man accused of brutally beating and sexually assaulting a 95-year-old Wilmington woman last year was in court today as jury selection began for 41-year-old Brian Reavis. Full story...
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