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New Hanover County News

Fire at firefighter's home ruled an accident

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Fire Marshal Raymond Griswold says the fire on Champlain Drive in New Hanover County is still under investigation. At this point, though, investigators believe it started in the attic, but they are not sure how. Full story...
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Fort Hood shooting suspect will face death penalty

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The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood rampage in Texas will be court-martialed and face the death penalty. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Witness talks about Tesseners & trooper, plus profane texts between troopers

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video Once again there are new developments in the story we broke last week involving a Raleigh couple and two Highway Patrol troopers from New Hanover County. We have obtained text messages the troopers sent to each another and an exclusive interview with a man who was inside the Wrightsville Beach Police Department when it all went down. Full story...
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Silvagni reflects on capturing gold

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video Fourth of July weekend didn't turn out so well for team USA at the Billabong ISA World Surfing Games. They finished in eighth. However Kure Beach local Tony Silvagni continued to advance in the longboard contest, eventually claiming the gold medal. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: More video from night trooper arrested attorney's wife

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video Coming up tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3, we continue to follow the investigation of two state troopers accused of intimidation. It's a story WWAY broke last week. Full story...
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Family, piece of World Trade Center unharmed in fire that destroyed home

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video A man who risked his life as a New York firefighter at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, is now homeless. Flames engulfed his home in New Hanover County this morning, and investigators are still trying to figure out why. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Murdered woman's fiance found body, neighbors stunned

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video A woman found dead in her Wilmington home was discovered by her fiance, according to a 911 call. Listen to the call inside. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington's budget concerns highlighted in New York Times

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Wilmington, N.C., is not Camden, N.J., which laid off half its police force this year. It is not Detroit, which is closing half of its public schools. But like local governments across the country, the City of Wilmington has been demonstrably diminished by five years of unyielding economic despair. That a place like Wilmington, until recently a real estate boom town, would defer a purchase as essential as a fire truck for even one year, much less five, speaks to the withering toll. Full story...
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Wilmington's 4th of July... It's a blast!!

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video Check out Wilmington's Fourth of July fireworks celebration. The weather was perfect. The fireworks were impressive. Click play video to see our report from Monday night. Full story...
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Goolsby upset with trooper allegations

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North Carolina Senator Thom Goolsby released a statement, expressing his frustration with the letter from Hoyt Tessener and the allegations against state troopers Edward Wyrick and Andrew Smith, that has them on administrative duty. Full story...
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