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New Hanover County News

Carolina Farmin' grand opening draws crowds

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Customers crowded into the new Carolina Farmin' on Market Street. The traffic was so heavy at one point in the middle of the day, police had to help handle it. Full story...
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US forecasters see busy rest of hurricane season

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US government forecasters say the rest of the Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be busy, with an above-average number of storms. Full story...
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Hurricane Expert George Elliott helps track Emily

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video Nobody has tracked more tropical storms and hurricanes here in the Cape Fear than former Chief Meteorologist George Elliott. See where he and Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson think Emily is headed, each night on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 and 6. Full story...
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NCDOT proposed widening of Kerr Ave. has residents and drivers worried

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video Kerr Avenue may soon be under some major construction if the DOT has its way. It is proposing to widen Kerr to four lanes, add bike lanes, sidewalks, and a raised median. The plan has a few folks who live on or frequent the busy road concerned about the consequences. Full story...
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New Hanover School Board says teachers, students can't be 'Friends'

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video Teachers in New Hanover County will no longer be able to "friend" their students on Facebook. The school board voted to add this policy to the district's Code of Ethics. Full story...
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Matthew Wallace no longer on UNCW roster

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UNCW's roster isn't quite as crowded today as was earlier in the week. UNCW head coach Buzz Peterson has elected to not renew Matthew Wallace's scholarship. Full story...
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FAA shutdown could cost ILM projects, jobs

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video A partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is having an effect on our airport. As time goes by before Congress passes a bill to end the shutdown, big projects at Wilmington International are in jeopardy. Full story...
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Some prepare for possible storm, but no panic

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video Our storm track three meteorologists have been telling us all week about the storm that may head toward the Cape Fear Coast this weekend. Although the storm may stay far off shore, some folks say it's better to be safe than sorry. Full story...
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Charlotte is test market for tobacco lozenges

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Charlotte smokers are in one of two test markets for a new tobacco product that may please etiquette mavens: dissolvable, smokeless tobacco lozenges. Full story...
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UNCW honored in college guides

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Two college guides have honored UNCW for its academic programs. The school is included for the third consecutive year in the 2012 revised and updated edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. It is also featured for the eighth consecutive year as one of 135 institutions named by The Princeton Review to the "Best in the Southeast" section of its website feature "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region." Full story...
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