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New Hanover County News

Bracelet system helps relocate wandering children

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A new program that helps find lost children began Saturday in Carolina Beach. Kids were seen wearing one of seven different colored wristbands. The color matches that of the nearest lifeguard stand. The goal is to help identify where lost children came from on the beach. Full story...
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YMCA educates public with safety fair

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The YMCA is known as a safe haven for children, and that was Saturday's theme. The YMCA, along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, hosted a child safety fair. Full story...
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Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival rocks on

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Carolina Beach goers were treated to the sweet sounds of summer Saturday for the annual Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival. Five bands, from all over the South, got the crowd moving and shaking to hits from yesterday and today. Full story...
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Carolina Beach State Park hosts snake expo

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Snakes were spotted at Carolina Beach State Park Saturday, and people were actually happy about it. The park hosted a special education program featuring the slithery creatures. Full story...
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School board releases info on Williston teacher

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board Friday afternoon released some vital information in the case surrounding former Williston Middle School teacher, Jessica Wishnask. WWAY has learned why she had been suspended twice while teaching at Williston last year. Full story...
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Perdue, Saffo talk local stimulus money

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Governor Bev Perdue visited UNCW to talk about getting, and spending, federal stimulus money in North Carolina.

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Confirmed H1N1 virus, pre-school child

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The New Hanover County Health Department has confirmed another case of the H1N1 virus; this time in a pre-school aged child. Full story...
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Wrightsboro Elementary celebrates 100

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Wrightsboro Elementary School celebrated a milestone Friday. Students, alumni, former staff, and special guests joined the centennial celebration today at Wrightsboro Baptist Church. Full story...
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Charges get more serious against Jessica Wishnask

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videoStatutory rape and dissemination of harmful materials are two of the newest charges against Wishnask, but the District Attorney's Office says more may be headed her way. Full story...
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Fifth suspected case of H1N1 in NHC schools

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There's another suspected case of the H1N1 virus in a New Hanover County school. School officials said Thursday that a student at Holly Tree Elementary School is suspected to have contracted the virus. Full story...
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Governor Perdue to visit Wilmington Friday

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Bev Perdue makes her second visit to Wilmington as governor Friday. This time to talk money. Perdue will speak at an economic recovery workshop at UNCW's Burney Center starting at 10:00 a.m.

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Pleasure Island Police has new motto

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Pleasure Island Police now have a new motto, thanks to a Carolina Beach Elementary fourth grader. Full story...
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Anderson Elementary students make Marconi proud

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videoFifth graders at Edwin Anderson Elementary in Wilmington have a lot to be proud of today. The students launched their own radio show. The nine fifth graders call themselves The Pelican Crew, named after their school mascot. Full story...
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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Anti-ticket Man

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videoParking in the Port City can be a frustrating game of beat the clock, especially when you return to your car to find a bright yellow ticket on the windshield. Anti-ticket Man tries to save parkers from getting ticketed by inserting quarters into expiring meters. Full story...
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Diligence returns to Port City

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videoSpending weeks, even months, apart from someone you love is hard to do. Spouses of those on board the Coast Guard cutter Diligence are used to it but Thursday, that time apart came to an end. Full story...
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