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New Hanover County News

Smoking ban draws mixed reviews from local bar and restaurant patrons

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videoMany never thought they would see this day come on Tobacco Road, but it is here. Smoking will be banned in North Carolina’s bars and restaurants. Full story...
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New Hanover County Dangerous Dog court in session

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videoDangerous Dog Appeals Court was in session in New Hanover County Wednesday night. Two cases were on the docket, but one had an abrupt ending. Full story...
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Coach Miller retires as county athletic director

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Coaching legend Joe Miller retired from coaching 15 years ago and come September first, he'll be hanging up his athletic director hat as well. Full story...
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Indo Jax puts on surf camp for Community Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington

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videoThe children from the Community Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington are getting plenty of good tips from the instructors at Indo Jax Surf School. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Wrightsville Beach: Lumina Pavilion

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videoThis month we are exploring the oceanside town of Wrightsville Beach. Anna Jarnagin, a fourth grade student at Wrightsville Beach Elementary School, tells us about the history of the Lumina Pavilion. Full story...
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MeadWesvaco to close NC plant

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MeadWesvaco says it is closing a plant in North Carolina and shifting production to other facilities. Full story...
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Wilmington man one of five Americans gunned down in Baghdad

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videoNavy Commander Charles Keith Springle, was one of five Americans gunned down in a military counseling clinic in Baghdad by a fellow American. Springle was based at Camp Lejeune but called Wilmington home. Full story...
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A Celebration of Hope honors victims of homicide

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A memorial service honoring victims of homicide took place in downtown Wilmington Tuesday night, called A Celebration of Hope. Full story...
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Boseman says committee members caved to Titan lobbyists

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videoAn effort to slow down Titan America's plans for a cement plant in Castle Hayne may be on hold itself. Full story...
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UNCW Marine Science gets a boost from NOAA

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UNCW's Marine Science program is growing. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is putting up $22 million to fund research, and a brand new research center in Florida. Full story...
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Earlier school start drawing some opposition

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North Carolina students may get the summer vacations cut short. School officials argue that starting school earlier in August would help with exam schedules for students, but the bill has plenty of opposition. Full story...
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Miss Bessie goes for first motorcycle ride on 102nd birthday

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It was a very special ride for one local senior who celebrated her 102nd birthday. Bess Tancrelle took to the streets on a Harley Davidson this morning while her 98-year-old sister Clara saddled up in the side buggy. Full story...
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Big deposit made thanks to Stamp Out Hunger

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Saturday's Stamp Out Hunger event yielded quite a harvest. Letter carriers in the Wilmington area collected nearly 37,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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New House districts pass initial vote

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A new map of House districts for Pender and New Hanover County passed a second reading in the House Monday night 116-to-1. Full story...
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Local reaction to postage increase

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videoThe US Post Office is now charging us two more cents for a first class stamp. WWAY’s John Rendleman has more on the postage increase. Full story...
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