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New Hanover County News

Awards presented to Wilmington police officer of the year, firefighter of the year

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The Wilmington police officer and firefighter of the year were named at Tuesday's Wilmington City Council meeting. Full story...
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Travel policy and debris cleanup addressed at Wilmington City Council meeting

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video A resolution amending Wilmington City Council's travel policy passed after being continued in a meeting back in August. Full story...
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UNCW releases report into alert system failure during shooting near campus

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A shooting near UNCW back in July posed a threat to students when the gunman ran through campus, but a campus safety alert system failed to notify students for hours. Today campus police finally released a report about what went wrong. Full story...
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Wilmington's Casey Barth expected to sit out this weekend for UNC

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Former Hoggard High School kicker Casey Barth didn't play in the second half against Virginia on Saturday in Chapel Hill due to a pulled groin. Barth is not expected to play on Saturday for UNC against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Full story...
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Murder suspect's brother arrested in Creekwood killing

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video A second man has been arrested for a murder last week in the Creekwood community. Wilmington Police say Jermaine Hankins, 21, turned himself in yesterday. He is charged with first degree murder, attempted murder and first degree burglary. Police also charged his brother Tevin with the murder last week. Full story...
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NC opens hearings on Progress-Duke Energy merger

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Critics are telling North Carolina regulators they should only allow Duke Energy and Progress Energy to merge and become the largest electric utility in the country if they also make revolutionary changes in how they operate. Full story...
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New VA clinic will keep vets from long trips to doctor

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videoIt has been a project more than six years in the making. Today a ground breaking was held to mark the start of construction on a new Veteran Affairs super clinic in Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington marks 25th anniversary of 'Blue Velvet'

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"Blue Velvet" opened Sept. 19, 1986. It was a box office flop, grossing just $7.2 million in first-run ticket sales against estimated production costs of $6 million, but it was a critical success. Full story...
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Confederate flag returns to Cape Fear Museum

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The Cape Fear Museum welcomed home a restored piece of history this morning. A Confederate flag that flew over Fort Fisher during the Civil War is back after undergoing conservation work. Full story...
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Former Kure Beach commissioner's drug case continued

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We'll have to wait a little longer to see what becomes of an area politician's marijuana charge. Full story...
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