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New Hanover County News

Pandora's Box found to be violating city ordinance

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The city zoning board just wrapped up a hearing to determine the fate of Pandora’s Box in Wilmington. The city cited the business for being in violation of zoning ordinances, despite the fact Pandora’s Box has been licensed and operating on Oleander Drive for years. Full story...
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Travel down according to AAA

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videoThousands of people will be flocking to our coast for Independence Day, but AAA says travel is still not where it was a year ago. AAA blames sagging finances and rising unemployment rate for fewer people choosing to go on vacation. Full story...
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Last tree still standing, but with no one in it

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videoSince last Wednesday, Charlie Joyce Jr. has been sitting in an oak tree intermittently, in an attempt to save it from the chainsaws. On Tuesday, nearly a week later, the branches were bare. Joyce climbed down to go to work, but not before airport officials filed a lawsuit. Full story...
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Man may have passed out behind wheel before accident

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A four-vehicle crash on Market Street near Cardinal Drive left one man dead and several others injured on Monday afternoon. It is possible that the man killed in the accident may have passed out behind the wheel. Full story...
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Bill to stall Titan being re-evaluated

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Last week, Justice along with Senator Julia Boseman inserted a late substitute for House Bill 1410, that would force the proposed Titan America plant to undergo a potentially extensive environmental review. Tuesday, Representative Justice pulled the bill before it was discussed in committee. Full story...
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Fuse lit on Operation Firecracker

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Law enforcement is gearing up for the approaching Fourth of July holiday weekend. Booze It and Lose It’s Operation Firecracker started Monday. Full story...
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Joyces still contend ILM barking up the wrong tree

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It has been going on for nearly a week now, and it looks like it's going to end in a lawsuit. The man who has been camped out in his giant oak tree to save it from being cut down is back on his branch, and on Monday, protesters joined the rally. Full story...
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WWAY again teaming up to help send supplies to soldiers overseas

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You might be feeling patriotic this week. As we approach the Fourth of July holiday, put that patriotism to work! WWAY is partnering with The Big Talker FM for the 6th Packages from Home drive, dedicated to the 120th Combined Arms Battalion and 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, currently serving in Iraq. Full story...
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Surfers hope to wipe out cement plant

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videoA lot of groups in the Cape Fear region have come out publicly to take a stand against the proposed Titan America cement plant in Castle Hayne. On Sunday, the Wilmington surf community stepped up to the plate to add their name to the mix. Full story...
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Adolescents introduced to nursing at Camp BONES

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videoIt's not your average camp. It spans four years, and there's a focus more on career, than campfires. Camp BONES (Brigade Of Nurse Exploring Seahawks) prepares high school students for a future in health care. Full story...
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Lightning strikes cause fires

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Severe weather across the area has kept first responders busy the past few days. On Saturday, Wilmington fire crews worked for the better part of an hour putting out a house fire caused by a lightening strike. Full story...
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Car show benefits football program at Laney

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Instead of school buses, antique cars took over the parking lot at Laney High School. Officials say this year's Laney Car Show was bigger and better, with double the cars and double the people who all love horse power. Full story...
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Cold treats for a good cause at Rita's

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Customers had an opportunity to chill out at Rita’s while helping a good cause by donating a dollar to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Full story...
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Skateboard clinic offered at Greenfield Grind

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Greenfield Grind Skate Park is hosting a beginner’s clinic for new skateboarders at Greenfield Park in Wilmington. The clinic gives kids a chance to hop on a board and get one on one instruction from skateboard pros. Full story...
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Port City holds Brewgrass Festival

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videoThe 3rd Annual Downtown Wilmington Brewgrass Festival took place on Saturday. For $ 35, beer lovers were able to sample unlimited beer from 12 different breweries. Full story...
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