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New Hanover County News

The history of First Presbyterian Church and its renovation

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videoLately, you may have noticed scaffolding on the front of the First Presbyterian Church on Third Street. WWAY's Ann McAdams tells us a little about the history of the church, and what's going on with the renovation. Full story...
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Carolina Beach is a great spot for surfing, swimming, sunning and... wrestling

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videoBeachgoers are confronted with a lot of options. An obvious choice is surfing. Of course there’s always the possibility of playing in the sand or working on the perfect summer tan. And don’t forget, there’s wrestling too. Yes, wrestling on the beach. Full story...
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Sunburst Foundation holds four-legged meet and greet

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People looking to adopt a dog were able to meet and greet with the pups Saturday before deciding to bring a new pet home. Full story...
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Area high school seniors graduate

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High school seniors all across our area shared an important moment in their life Saturday, their high school graduation. Full story...
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Juneteenth celebrated at MLK Center

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Members of the African American community in our area celebrated part of their history Saturday. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Full story...
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Gay pride hits the streets of downtown Wilmington for annual festival

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Saturday marked the Fourth Annual Gay Pride Street Festival in downtown Wilmington. It's part of Wilmington Pride, a series of events promoting gay pride. Full story...
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Sweet fundraiser held Saturday

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The Wilmington Temple of Israel hosted a joint fundraiser at the Hannah Block USO building Saturday. The event featured desserts by six celebrity chefs, live music, an abundance of art and a silent auction to benefit the Wilmington-based Full Belly Project, Phoenix Employment Ministries and United Jewish Communities. Full story...
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Mosley students graduate

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Friday night, Mosley Performance Learning Center kicked off the weekend’s graduation ceremonies at the Minnie Evans Performing Arts Center as 28 students graduated from the non-traditional high school. Full story...
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Drug Court aims to heal addicts, get them back on track

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videoIt was not your average day at the New Hanover County Courthouse. Drug offenders were praised and recognized for their hard work in overcoming addiction. Full story...
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Life after graduation for two New Hanover High students

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videoMore than 1,400 New Hanover County high school seniors are preparing for the next chapter of their lives - life after graduation. WWAY's Meghan Packer has the story of some of the students, and the hard work that's gotten them to this point. Full story...
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More information on Maisenhelder, indecent liberties charges

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videoThere is more information about the indecent liberties charges against a Wilmington man who owns and operates an after school program. Incident reports provide more clues about the allegations that lead to the charges. Full story...
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New Hanover County man charged with murder in Pizza Hut shooting

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Charges against 22-year-old Mario Brown were filed Thursday. Police arrested Brown Tuesday night, after Brown allegedly shot and killed 20-year-old Antonio Fenner at the Pizza Hut on US 117. Full story...
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UNCW Seahawk sculpture receives official dedication

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A larger than life-sized seahawk has called the campus of UNCW home, since May. Friday, faculty and staff officially dedicated the sculpture. Full story...
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Parents, law enforcement meet to discuss after school program owner

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Parents of children enrolled at a Wilmington after school program met Thursday night to learn about the charges filed against the program's owner. Investigators notified the families of 42 children about the closed-door meeting with law enforcement and the district attorney’s office. Full story...
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Realtors gather for celebration, hoping for promising summer

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Despite a slumping economy, local realtors found a reason to celebrate Thursday night. With Flag Day coming up Sunday, the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors decked out in red, white and blue for a bash aboard the Battleship North Carolina. Full story...
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