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New Hanover County News

FIRST ON 3: Harry Potter premiere sold out at Regal Mayfaire

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video Local Harry Potter fans have made tickets to tonight's premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 disappear. Workers at Regal Cinemas at Mayfaire say all 15 theaters at are sold out at for the midnight showings, including the 3D screening. Full story...
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Battery powers past the Hammerheads

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The Wilmington Hammerheads had the lead against Charleston on Thursday night, but they couldn't hold the lead against USL League foe Charleston on the road. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington man convicted of robbing three banks in '09

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A federal jury has convicted a man of robbing three Wilmington banks nearly two years ago. Full story...
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McIntyre has raised 3x more money than Pantano

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Both Rep. Mike McIntyre and Republican challenger Ilario Pantano have released campaign fundraising information this week. Full story...
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Michael Jordan risks fine to play golf

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Don't expect Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan to yell "fore!" if an errant tee shot heads Deron Williams' way... And MJ won't be hugging Jason Kidd after making a long putt. Full story...
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RANT REAX: The Convention & Visitors Bureau on "Please don't call it 'Cape Fear' any more"

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For the first time in more than 20 years, Wilmington is being positioned as the lead “portal” through which vacationers locate, consider and eventually experience our vacation paradise. Name recognition is exponentially enhanced by branding the single destination “Wilmington, NC”, versus an obscure name like ‘Cape Fear Coast’. Full story...
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Berger assault charge dropped; Goolsby attorney

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The New Hanover County District Attorney has dropped an assault charge against New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Full story...
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Softball players say extreme heat is 'just part of the game'

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video Though the weather has cooled off a bit from Wednesday evening's thunderstorms, it was preceded by record temperatures in the triple digits. The Dixie Youth Softball Tournament started this Saturday in Wilmington. Players keeping active in this horrible heat say its just part of the game. Full story...
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Strong storms cause power outages across the region

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Quick developing storms caused power outages across the Cape Fear, causing Wilmington International Airport to use emergency backup generators. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Comic continues baseball trek solo

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video Can you think back to March? There was still a chill to the air, it definitely wasn't 100 degrees and the baseball season was just starting. Seems like a long time ago right? That's when our two local comics hit the road on a quest to attend every Yankees game this season. Full story...
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