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New Hanover County News

THE RANT: Please don't call it Cape Fear anymore

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And then you've got Wilmington, epicenter of the Cape Fear Coast, right? Well, not any more. The brain trust at the Brandon Agency, an ad company in Myrtle Beach, thinks we should be called "Wilmington: River District and Island Beaches" now. Snazzy huh? Full story...
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Rivenbark in critical condition; No charges filed while he's in hospital

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Wilmington City Councilman Charlie Rivenbark's son Travis is in critical condition Monday after being hit by a car while on his bicycle Saturday night. He suffered severe injuries including a broken neck. Full story...
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WPD investigating afternoon shooting

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video Wilmington police are investigating a shooting that happened just after 2:00 pm this afternoon on Lullwater Drive, which is off Market Street between Kerr Ave. and New Centre Drive. Full story...
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Demon Deacons suspend Ty Walker

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Former New Hanover Wildcat center Ty Walker has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules for the Wake Forest basketball team. Walker is still a member of the Demon Deacons basketball squad. A timetable for his return is not known. Full story...
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WPD won't release info in Pine Valley murder

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Carol Ann Johnson was found dead in her Pine Valley Drive home lask week by her fiance more than a week ago. Wilmington police still won't release the cause of death or any other details from the autopsy because they say it could hinder the investigation. Full story...
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CFPUA COO resigns to accept job in Florida

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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Chief Operations Officer (COO) Nancy Gallinaro has accepted a position with Palm Beach County Utilities in Florida. Full story...
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City Councilman's son hit by car

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At approximately 9:45 p.m. Saturday night a man on a bicycle was hit near the 7200 block of Eastwood Road heading towards Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Benefit Sunday for firefighter and family who lost all in house fire

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Community members are rallying together after a fire that destroyed the home of a 9/11 first responder left him and his family with nothing. Full story...
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Hamerheads knock off Antigua again

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The Wilmington Hammerheads earned six points over the weekend with two victories over Antigua Barricuda FC. Sunday's game started more than an hour late, but Wilmington still managed to emerge victorious. Full story...
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Old church gets new life as event space, skate park

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video Wilmington is home to many historic buildings and churches, but only one also morphs into a skate park. The Brooklyn Arts Center is 123 years old and was brought back to life earlier this year. It seems the space has something for everyone, including skateboarders. Full story...
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