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New Hanover County News

Number of local gun permits shooting skyward

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videoThe number of handgun permits issued in New Hanover County so far this year is more than double the number issued in all of 2008. This handgun craze has many people wondering, why now? Full story...
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New Hanover sales tax increase proposed to ease budget problems

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners are proposing a sales tax increase to help deal with budget shortfalls. They want to ask voters to approve a one-quarter of a percent increase. Full story...
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Flower launch celebrates children

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and an event in downtown Wilmington Tuesday afternoon honored children everywhere. Full story...
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Magnet designation lost by NHRMC

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Despite high marks, New Hanover Regional Medical Center has lost its Magnet designation. That designation is given to hospitals for their ability to retain and recruit nurses. Full story...
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UNCW students work on creating their own text message applications

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videoText messaging is something many of us do when we want to communicate a quick message without making a phone call. A group of UNCW computer science students are some of the first in the country to develop these text-messaging applications. Full story...
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Pair of fundraisers help Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity will benefit from a couple different events happening in the area this week. Full story...
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Charity basketball game will showcase players from UNC, Duke and Wake Forest

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Seniors from UNC's National Championship team, including Tyler Hansbrough, and other stars from Duke and Wake Forest will play seniors from New Hanover County's four high schools in a charity basketball game. Full story...
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New Hanover County Sheriff selected in a landslide

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videoThe man likely to be the next New Hanover County Sheriff has been selected. Members of the county's Democratic Party Monday night overwhelmingly voted for Chief Deputy Ed McMahon. Full story...
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Williston getting a makeover

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videoMillions of dollars are being poured into the former Williston Junior High School, which will soon re-open to guide students to a brighter future. Full story...
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Jury selection begins for Wilmington murder case

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A trial is underway for a local eighteen-year-old facing murder charges. Jury selection started this afternoon for Joseph Terrell Gregory of Wilmington. Full story...
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League of Women Voters hosts breakfast

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Local residents had the chance to talk to their state and national representatives at a breakfast on the campus of UNCW on Monday. Full story...
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Wilmington native Kristen Dalton wins Miss USA

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Wilmington native Kristen Dalton won the Miss USA pageant Sunday night. The former Hoggard High student is the reigning Miss North Carolina. Full story...
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Woman attacked at Greenfield Park; slashed on face

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Wilmington Police are looking for a man who attacked a woman in Greenfield Park, sending her to the hospital. Full story...
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New Hanover set to choose new sheriff

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videoWe'll find out for sure Monday night just who will be the next sheriff of New Hanover County. Two men are vying for the job. Both Chief Deputy Ed McMahon and David Smithey have extensive experience in the sheriff's department, but one is heavily favored. Full story...
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Should a political party decide New Hanover County's next sheriff?

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videoMonday night, the New Hanover County Democratic Party's Executive Committee will meet to choose who it will nominate to be the county's next sheriff. But should that power be left in the hand of a political party? Full story...
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