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New Hanover County News

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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Boil water advisory issued for New Hanover neighborhood

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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Customers in a New Hanover County neighborhood are advised to boil their water before using it. Customers in the Laurel Ridge subdivision near Carolina Beach Road reported a loss of service or low water pressure Monday night. Full story...
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Wild weather continues in New Hanover County

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video The streak of wild weather continued Monday for the Cape Fear region, this time in the form of a funnel cloud. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Williams trial underway; Prosecution can't argue "willfull blindness"

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Former Alcoholic Beverage Control administrator Billy Williams's trial started this morning. He's charged with making an illegal deal with a contractor who was building him a two-story garage for his home. Full story...
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Surfers Healing a swell time for children with Autism

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videoGoing to the store or a restaurant for some parents isn't so easy. For those that have children with Autism, a day at the beach can be anything but. However, for the sixth straight year, Surfers Healing came to Wrightsville Beach. Founder and former pro surfer Izzy Paskowitz led the charge today as over 200 children hit the waves. Full story...
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Coast Guard recovers man from Wrightsville Beach Channel

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A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Wrightsville Beach recovered a body today from the Wrightsville Beach Channel. Full story...
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UNCW welcomes freshmen at convocation

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A sea of nearly 2,000 fresh teal shirts worn by the class of 2015 met at the clock tower on the UNCW campus this morning for convocation. It is the official academic welcome for freshmen. Full story...
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Football games rescheduled because of Irene

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The forecast path of Hurricane Irene is already making an impact on southeastern North Carolina, specifically on the gridiron. The vast majority of the high schools in our area have already decided to play one night earlier this week. Full story...
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Two Sisters Bookery for sale

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The independent bookstore Two Sisters Bookery, located in downtown Wilmington at The Cotton Exchange, is for sale. Owner Brooks Preik said all fixtures, inventory, shelves, memberships, vendor lists and the bookkeeping software are included in the $45,000 price. Full story...
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NC checks preliminary plans for Hurricane Irene

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North Carolina emergency management officials say preparing for hurricanes isn't merely second nature. They are always preparing for major storms, even though a hurricane hasn't made landfall in the state since 2003. Full story...
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