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New Hanover County News

Could rides and games return to Carolina Beach Boardwalk?

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videoIt's been more than ten years since an amusement park lit up the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, but if all goes according to plan, Ferris-wheels and tilt-a-whirls could once again find a home along the shore. Full story...
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Seamstress ready for belles

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videoKay Godwin’s passion for dressmaking is reflected in her work. For the past 18 years, she has been using a needle and thread to make the Azalea Festival memorable for lucky belles. Full story...
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Thieves using web listings to target vacant houses

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The internet has become an invaluable tool for realtors and home sellers, but some recent break-ins in our area raise questions that on line listings may be providing thieves with a blueprint for where to find vacated premises.

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Need for fiber optics means Corning will re-hire some employees

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A spike in demand for fiber optics in China is good news for the Corning plant in Wilmington. China's increased need for fiber optics to build their mobile networks means some local workers will be re-hired. Full story...
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Money Monday: Effectively applying for jobs

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In this week's Money Monday Thom Rakes came by from the UNCW career center and spoke about how to most effectively apply for jobs. Full story...
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State legislators to discuss moratorium on cement plant

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State legislators will discuss a proposal for a moratorium on a local and controversial cement plant permit at a hearing in Raleigh Tuesday morning.

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Plant an Azalea Week

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Cape Fear Garden Club and the Mayor’s of Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach have proclaimed the week of March 22 through March 28, 2009 as “Plant an Azalea Week”. The effort encourages the residents of New Hanover County to plant azaleas at their residences and businesses and in public areas. Full story...
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Confusion continues with CFPUA bills

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority's bills are causing some confusion for customers. Some customers are complaining that they have to pay for 4 months worth of water use in a matter of weeks. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach bridge closures end

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has canceled its planned closures for the drawbridge after the necessary work was completed. Full story...
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Wilmington bowler is confident he can beat President Obama

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videoThe Commander in Chief recently made a comment heard across the globe. Now, it is encouraging Special Olympic bowlers from all over to show off their skills, especially one Wilmington bowler who can top President Obama's bowling score any day. Full story...
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Campus clean-up held for Mary C. Williams Elementary

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Parents, students and members of Christ Community Church were out in the beautiful weather doing a good deed this weekend. Full story...
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Vandalism hits Sunset Park neighborhood

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Residents of Wilmington's Sunset Park neighborhood woke up Sunday to find some of their personal property vandalized. They said crime is a growing concern. Full story...
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Hundreds of princesses gathered for fun in Wilmington

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A Wilmington steakhouse was transformed into an enchanted kingdom Sunday, as hundreds of little princesses gathered for the 7th Annual Azalea Festival Children's Tea. Full story...
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Animal Control offers free rabies clinic

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videoIn the past two weeks, there have been seven confirmed cases of rabies in New Hanover County. Animal Control officials say they haven't seen that many since the late nineties, and as a result, hundreds of pet owners took advantage of a free rabies clinic Saturday. Full story...
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Horseback therapy for children with autism

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Members of New Hanover County’s Gang Task Force helped kids with autism hop on horses for the very first time Saturday. Horseback riding has proven to be therapeutic for many children with autism, while boosting their self-esteem and trust in others. Full story...
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