New Hanover County News
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NCDOT proposed widening of Kerr Ave. has residents and drivers worried
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 10:07pm.

video Kerr Avenue may soon be under some major construction if the DOT has its way. It is proposing to widen Kerr to four lanes, add bike lanes, sidewalks, and a raised median. The plan has a few folks who live on or frequent the busy road concerned about the consequences.

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New Hanover School Board says teachers, students can't be 'Friends'
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 4:14pm.

video Teachers in New Hanover County will no longer be able to "friend" their students on Facebook. The school board voted to add this policy to the district's Code of Ethics.

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Matthew Wallace no longer on UNCW roster
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 3:45pm.

UNCW's roster isn't quite as crowded today as was earlier in the week. UNCW head coach Buzz Peterson has elected to not renew Matthew Wallace's scholarship.

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FAA shutdown could cost ILM projects, jobs
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 3:35pm.

video A partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is having an effect on our airport. As time goes by before Congress passes a bill to end the shutdown, big projects at Wilmington International are in jeopardy.

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Some prepare for possible storm, but no panic
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 3:30pm.

video Our storm track three meteorologists have been telling us all week about the storm that may head toward the Cape Fear Coast this weekend. Although the storm may stay far off shore, some folks say it's better to be safe than sorry.

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Charlotte is test market for tobacco lozenges
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:56pm.

Charlotte smokers are in one of two test markets for a new tobacco product that may please etiquette mavens: dissolvable, smokeless tobacco lozenges.

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UNCW honored in college guides
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 10:30am.

Two college guides have honored UNCW for its academic programs. The school is included for the third consecutive year in the 2012 revised and updated edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. It is also featured for the eighth consecutive year as one of 135 institutions named by The Princeton Review to the "Best in the Southeast" section of its website feature "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region."

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Wilmington man charged with breaking into store, stealing skateboard
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 10:23am.

A Wilmington man is in jail charged with breaking into a store on N. 4th Street late Monday night.

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Diligence gets new Commander Thursday
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 10:41pm.

A change of command ceremony will take place Thursday on the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. Cmdr. Douglas Goodwin will relieve Cmdr. Harry Schmidt.

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Sharks finish regular season on hot streak, host Swampdogs in CPL playoffs Thursday
Submitted by John Rendleman on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 10:35pm.

On Thursday the Wilmington Sharks will host their first playoff game since 2003. The Sharks will host the Fayetteville Swampdogs on Thursday at Buck Hardee Field in game one of a best of three series.

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