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New Hanover County News

Hagan says failure to reach agreement on debt would be devastating

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video WWAY spoke to Sen. Kay Hagan Wednesday via satellite. She said a bipartisan agreement on the debt ceiling is needed now. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Clean up continues for Wilmington meth lab

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videoAfter drugs and other items used to make meth were removed from an apartment in Wimbledon Chase over the weekend, residents say investigators have been working to clear the apartment. Some neighbors say they are concerned that the toxins from the lab may have gotten into their apartments. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Four New Hanover Co. schools fail to meet 'Adequate Yearly Progress' goals

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Four New Hanover County schools scored a 59% or less meeting this year's Adequate Yearly Progress goals. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fisherman catches shark off Kure Beach

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This morning at around 6:15am, Mary Davis, who was out for her daily morning walk looking for shark's teeth, came across a lot more than just teeth. This morning she stumbled across an entire shark near the M Ave. beach access. Full story...
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THE RANT: Mayor Saffo, where are all the jobs you promised?

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video In his January 2009 State of the City address, Mayor Bill Saffo told the city the convention center, "is the largest construction project in the region, and currently creating hundreds of desperately needed jobs." He went on to say 1,000 people would be involved in the construction, and 1,200 will work there. Really, Mr. Mayor? Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Diligence commander gets job back

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Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, reinstated Cmdr. Harry Schmidt as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence Friday. Full story...
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New Congressional map would split New Hanover, Pender

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A new plan to redraw Congressional districts in North Carolina would radically change the way southeastern North Carolina is represented in Washington. Meanwhile, the two men who planned to run for the 7th District Congressional seat still plan to run in that district, regardless of where it is. Full story...
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Liquor license could be issue in selling downtown bars

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video Whoever buys the businesses would get everything included: the pool tables, the coolers and all the equipment it takes to run both. The only thing the buyer would have to do is apply for an alcohol permit. Recently that's has not been an easy thing to do downtown. Full story...
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Court: Strickland family's lawsuit against UNCW can move forward

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The state Court of Appeals says a lawsuit filed by a college student killed by a sheriff's deputy against UNCW can move forward. Full story...
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Sick dog escapes from emergency vet

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Juno was taken to the Emergency Vet in Wilmington on Saturday night and escaped from there a few hours later, just after midnight. She was last seen headed eastbound on Oleander Road near K38 Baja Grill toward Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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