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New Hanover County News

Myrtle Grove Middle student all smiles after winning gold

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Anything can be considered art, even a photo of braces. An assignment for art class turned into gold for Myrtle Grove Middle School student Ivy Byrd.

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Lawmakers want structures to keep shoreline sand from washing away

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State lawmakers said coastal regulators should allow waterfront communities to build permanent structures to keep shoreline sand from washing away. Full story...
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Cape Fear Books and Supply back in business

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Times may be tough on Market Street, but one downtown Wilmington store is back in business. Full story...
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Tileston Elementary celebrating its make-over

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The historic Tileston Elementary School in downtown Wilmington is one step closer to refurbishing its old school building. Now part of St. Mary Catholic School, the school has unveiled its new Upper Room. Full story...
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Drive-by shooting on Red Cross Street

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A drive-by shooting in broad daylight ends with a teenager behind bars. Seventeen-year-old Lewis Hines faces seven serious charges. Full story...
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Delaware flu cases cancel UNCW baseball series

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The University of Delaware's baseball team has canceled its three-game series this weekend at UNCW because a Delaware player is sick. Full story...
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Up and down on Market Street

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videoIf you drive along Market Street, you'll hit dozens of for sale signs, for lease signs or even closing signs. Many are from the automotive industry. But there are some businesses that recently sprung up or that are just trying to hold on. Full story...
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Open up your own shop at the mall

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videoHow about some help starting your own business? A local contest could make that a reality for one lucky winner. For an entrepreneur, this may as well be the promise land; a place to set up shop, free of charge for six months, in the Independence Mall.

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Hospital monitoring system eases worries

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videoGoing to the hospital can generate a lot of anxiety for a patient, and their loved ones. New Hanover Regional Medical Center is using technology to help ease the pain. Full story...
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Murrayville recycling center re-opens

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The recycling spot in the Lowe's Foods parking lot in the Murrayville area was closed last month after residents of a nearby apartment complex complained about trash blowing onto their property. But after some changes, it is open again. Full story...
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Troubleshooters update: No-go on new park

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People in the Monterey Heights neighborhood who had voted for a 34 million dollar parks bond called us to complain that years after it had passed, their park still hadn't seen any upgrades. Full story...
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Senior centers consolidating

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videoThe New Hanover County senior nutrition program provides meals for adults over the age of 60. Each meal contains one-third of the needed daily nutrients. But starting Friday, there will be fewer places they can get these meals. Full story...
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Sheriffs meet at Wrightsville Beach

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videoNorth Carolina's top cop was in Wrightsville Beach today. Attorney General Roy Cooper met with sheriffs from across the state to talk about statewide trends in crime and crime prevention. Full story...
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Snakes safe from NHC Animal Control

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New Hanover County Animal Control provides a slew of services, mainly for dogs, cats, and anything to do with rabies exposure. But they don't handle snakes because snakes don't carry rabies. Full story...
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Seniors take part in Heritage Arts Festival

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Seniors entered their work into a contest Tuesday during the Heritage Arts Festival. Categories included different types of painting, wood carving, and knitting. Full story...
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