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New Hanover County News

Wilmington holds workshop around plans for Wrightsville Avenue

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The City of Wilmington held its second public workshop Tuesday night about the future development of Wrightsville Avenue. The current plan for Wrightsville Avenue was adopted in 1990, but over the last 19 years the road has undergone several changes.

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Military members hope waiting period is put in the past

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videoAn old state law could soon be history. If Governor Bev Perdue puts her stamp on it, the three-day waiting period to get into area bars and clubs would give way to an open door policy. The issue is being watched closely by the military. Full story...
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Small Business, Big Deals: The success in growing a small business

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videoWhen it comes to stocking inventory, many small businesses are at the mercy of larger wholesalers. But one local small business owner has taken matters into his own hands.

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Veterans look to Post 9/11 GI Bill to jumpstart career

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videoCome next month, veterans will have more resources to continue their education. The new GI Bill starts August 1. Experts anticipate an influx of veterans at area colleges and universities. Full story...
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Kids take part in Safe Summer Program, interact with deputies

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Kids had the chance Tuesday to interact with sheriff's deputies out of uniform. The Safe Summer Program kicked off at Hugh MacRae Park. All week, deputies tag along with 50 kids to various activities. Full story...
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Waiting period for club membership could be history

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A rule requiring a three-day waiting period to join a private club that sells alcohol could soon be history in a bill going to Governor Bev Perdue's desk. The Senate gave final approval Monday night to a House bill eliminating the membership wait. Full story...
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Money awarded to local towns through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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Governor Perdue announced her second round of drinking water and wastewater recovery projects Monday. More than $45 million has been awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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Close battle between police and firefighters

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There was quite a battle at Buck Hardy field Monday night. It was a clash of the titans as Wilmington Police took on Wilmington Firefighters. A good crowd turned out for the game. Allegiances were split, although the firemen did some good pre-game marketing with fire hats. Full story...
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Patients with existing condition can get insurance help from state

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If you have trouble getting health insurance because of a pre-existing condition, a new state program may be able to help. Full story...
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Women's correctional facility in danger of shutting down

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videoA few months ago we told you about a women's correctional facility at risk of shutting down. The Wilmington Residential Facility is a home for women serving criminal sentences, but who also work and contribute to the community. Full story...
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The history behind the CFCC Marine Tech program

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videoCape Fear Community College's Marine Technology program could soon hit rock bottom. The state is proposing a new budget that would cut the lines to the program's offshore training; the only one of it's kind on the east coast. Full story...
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Suspected murderer makes court appearance

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A Wilmington man suspected of murder has turned himself in to authorities. Monday, Leroy Bernard Sampson Jr. made his first appearance in court. Sampson was quickly ushered into a New Hanover County courtroom to appear before a judge. Full story...
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Alternative energy summit discusses benefits of greener fuels

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videoA year ago gas prices reached four dollars per gallon and consumers were calling for alternative sources of energy. Monday at UNCW, Representative Mike McIntyre hosted an alternative energy summit. Full story...
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Attorney General Cooper visits Badges for Baseball

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North Carolina’s top cop took to the mound in Wilmington Monday. Attorney General Roy Cooper visited the Badges for Baseball program at the community Boys and Girls Club. Full story...
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UNCW receives stimulus money for new marine biotechnology facility

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videoFederal stimulus money is headed to UNCW, for a new marine biotechnology facility. As WWAY's Margo Gray tells us, it promises advancements for the university, and our community. Full story...
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