New Hanover County News
UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in shooting near UNCW, release victim's name
Submitted by WWAY on Sat, 07/30/2011 - 3:11pm.

video Wilmington Police have released the name of the victim of Friday afternoon's shooting. David Carroll, 42, is at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Carroll is in fair condition. Police have officially charged Reginald Gagnier with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

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Hammerheads win on muddy field in NY
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:22pm.

The Wilmington Hammerheads have to play back to back road games this weekend. The first game turned out to be a wet victory. The Hammerheads look to earn more points on Saturday in the Keystone state.

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Pats cut New Hanover, UNC alum Crumpler
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 3:47pm.

The NFL may be back to work, but a New Hanover High alum is looking for work.Alge Crumpler was one of a number of players the New England Patriots cut today.

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Photographers help bridge distance for military families
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 3:22pm.

videoPicture this: A local non-profit is spanning the distance between military families while on deployment one photo shoot at a time. works to capture memories in pictures for military families that they can cherish at home or away.

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Tourism funds to pay to reverse Carolina Beach road diet
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 3:16pm.

videoJust one year after putting North Lake Park Blvd. on a diet, Carolina Beach Town Council has decided to fatten the road because of traffic issues. Most town leaders, residents and visitors agree two lanes is not enough for the busy weekend traffic that sometimes means about 30,000 vehicles a day.

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One of three Convention Center hotel bids pulled
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 12:42pm.

One of the three developers that wanted to build a hotel at the Wilmington Convention Center has withdrawn its bid.

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis found in New Hanover County
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 12:35pm.

New Hanover County Health Department encourages people to protect themselves from mosquito bites and the risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Recent testing in the local sentinel chicken flock confirmed a positive sample of EEE in New Hanover County. This raises concerns about the mosquito-borne disease making its way into the human and equine populations. Human incidence of EEE is rare, but it is a dangerous disease.

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Unemployment surges across Cape Fear
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 9:09am.

As leaders in Raleigh finish up their legislative session and the folks in Washington wrangle about the debt ceiling, jobs seem to be disappearing in southeastern North Carolina. The newest numbers just released by the Employment Security Commission show the unemployment rate jumped in each of the five counties in our area from May to June.

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Sierra Club volunteer to give presentation of wind energy benefits to New Hanover Co. Commissioners
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 07/28/2011 - 11:05pm.

Our state may soon be home to off shore wind farms. That’s according to Mac Montgomery, who volunteers with the North Carolina Sierra Club for offshore wind.

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Critter expert discusses newest pests infesting our area
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 07/28/2011 - 10:59pm.

video Cockroaches, bed bugs and ants, oh my! Hundreds of pest control technicians convened in Wrightsville Beach to share secrets and tips of how to better master bugs and rodents. Though very tiny, some even invisible to the naked eye, pests can multiply quickly, rapidly becoming a huge problem for homeowners. WWAY spoke with a critter expert about some of the newest pests that have made a home for themselves in this area.

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