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New Hanover County News

Irene could test growing reliance on technology

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video Cell phone service was disrupted on the east coast today after an earthquake struck in central Virginia, but more than that could be impacted here if Hurricane Irene hits this weekend. From apps on smart phones to digital cable to the expansion of the Internet, folks in the Cape Fear are more aware and therefore should be more prepared for a hurricane than they were for Fran in 1996 or Floyd in 1999. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Earthquake in Virginia rattles Cape Fear

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video Waterspouts. A funnel cloud. A hurricane this weekend. Now an earthquake. Yes, if you felt the ground shake around 2 p.m., that was indeed a 5.8 earthquake centered north of Richmond, VA. Full story...
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Emergency Management keeping an eye on Irene

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New Hanover County officials have been monitoring the hurricane, trying to get plans in place. It is still too early to tell who may have to be evacuated if anyone. Timing the arrival and studying the track will be key in the upcoming days. Full story...
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Perdue says NC getting prepared for Irene

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Gov. Bev Perdue says North Carolina officials will be ready for Hurricane Irene should it touch the state later this week. Full story...
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Convicted contractor testifies against former ABC administrator

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video In day two of the Billy Williams trial, jurors heard testimony from a key witness: contractor Lee Cowper. Williams, the former New Hanover County ABC administrator is accused of making an illegal agreement with Cowper to build a two-story garage at Williams's home. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: The Mail Room helps teachers stretch tight budgets

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video We often hear from viewers who want to see more coverage of the positive things going on in our community. In an effort to do that, we're showcasing The Mail Room, which is a Wilmington business all about giving back with what they have. Full story...
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Rotary partners with Williston Middle School to help students

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The Rotary Club held a luncheon today to kick off the Williston Legacy Project. Rotary is partnering with the school to provide technology and literacy programs to help students. Not only that, rotary will provide speakers, mentors, tutors and volunteers for school events and academic clubs. Full story...
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As summer ends, kids get started on Christmas decorations at Airlie

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Although Christmas is still a few months away campers at Lego Camp at Airlie Gardens are getting to make and program train cars will be seen by thousands of visitors during Enchanted Airlie. Full story...
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Wilmington Council says no to buying land along river

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Wilmington City Council voted not to buy a plot of land along the Cape Fear River. City Council held a special meeting this afternoon to discuss wether to buy nearly eight acres of land known as the Sawmill Point Marina site. Full story...
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Shareholders set to vote on Duke-Progress merger

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Shareholders of North Carolina's two largest utilities are voting on whether to merge the two electric companies into the country's largest utility. Full story...
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