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New Hanover County News

Beaches to be safer in Fort Fisher

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Last weekend the stands on the south end of Pleasure Island were empty due to lack of funds for salaries. Today, state parks and recreation confirmed that there is now money to hire four lifeguards and a supervisor. Full story...
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Millions doled out for community safety

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More than $62 million is heading to state and local agencies to improve community safety and assist crime victims. The Governor's Crime Commission awarded the federal dollars to 315 programs across the state. Full story...
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Fans pack Buck Hardee Field for Sharks opener

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videoThe Wilmington Sharks kicked off their season Thursday night against the Columbia Blowfish. They even had a royal start to the game. Full story...
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Four New Hanover County students have H1N1

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videoIt's official; the H1N1 virus has made it's way to our area. With a little over week left before school ends in New Hanover County, two elementary schools are now dealing with the flu. Full story...
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Hanover Center welcomes move of Kingoff's Jewelers

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videoSince 1919, Kingoff's and its clock have been downtown landmarks. “Well, I'm sad that we're leaving downtown. We love downtown and look forward to their 2020 vision and being a beautiful place to shop,” said Janice Kingoff. Full story...
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Shelters struggling to serve homeless people with mental illnesses

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videoMental illness and homelessness are often linked together. It often starts when individuals or families lose everything, and get depressed and shelters are now having a hard time keeping up with the number of homeless folks with mental illnesses. Full story...
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Preservation of Gullah-Geechee culture

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The Gullah-Geechee Heritage Commission scheduled a public forum Thursday evening to discuss the preservation of our area’s Gullah-Geechee culture. The culture originated from slaves who were brought to our coast from West Africa. Full story...
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Surfing the web on the Intracoastal Waterway

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videoA Wilmington company called icwifi.net provides high-speed wireless internet access to boaters. Now checking the forecast on the water is just a click away. Full story...
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Miss USA pays a visit to Holly Tree Elementary

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Miss USA went back to school Thursday. As part of her homecoming tour, Wilmington native Kristen Dalton visited with students at Holly Tree Elementary. Full story...
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Reward money pooled together for information on Corey Vann

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Earlier this week we reported that the family of Corey Vann, the man found dead along river road in January, is offering $2,500 in reward money for information about the murder. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office today announced ... Full story...
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Drowning victim's body washes ashore

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The body of a young man who went missing in the ocean off Carolina Beach last weekend has been found. Full story...
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Marino on Money: May 28

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videoThis week we reviewed reasons for overspending. Usually, it is psychological. Some women become shop-a-holics who love to save money by purchasing items on sale. Who doesn't love a good deal? Some men are collectors; what they purchase could be worth more money in the future. Full story...
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The changes to VFW Post 2573

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videoMany veterans call this area home. Some join VFW posts to meet people to whom they can relate. One Wilmington post has undergone some major changes over the past year and is looking to increase its membership to give vets a place of their own. Full story...
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Miss USA returns home

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Wilmington native Kristen Dalton won the Miss USA title last month and Wednesday afternoon she made her first public appearance in Wilmington since winning the crown in Las Vegas. Full story...
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Go Green Team at Ogden Elementary gets recognized

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videoSome Ogden Elementary students are especially enthusiastic about going green. The Go Green Team meets twice a month to create energy-saving projects. Their work has gotten them recognized on both state and national levels. Full story...
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