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New Hanover County News

Sewage spill stinks up Wilmington neighborhood

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Residents in one New Hanover County neighborhood learned putting the wrong materials down your toilet and sink can create big problems for the sewer system on Sunday. Full story...
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Free rabies clinic this weekend

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If your pet has not been vaccinated for rabies, New Hanover County residents can take advantage of a free rabies clinic this weekend. Full story...
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Heavy loading equipment injures 3 men at NC port

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North Carolina officials are investigating an accident at the Wilmington State Port after three men suffered broken legs while working in a cargo ship. Full story...
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More details in the chase involving Officer Matthews

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videoNewsChannel 3 is learning more about the events leading to the death of Wilmington Police Officer Richard Matthews. Through our website, a lot of people are asking questions that we hopefully can now answer for you. Full story...
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Museum booked with Read to Me Festival

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The Wilmington Children's Museum was packed with kids who love to read on Saturday. Children had a chance to play and interact at the annual Read to Me Festival, hosted by the Wilmington Junior League. Full story...
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Plethora of vendors on display at baby expo

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Parents, and expectant parents, browsed booths with clothing, furniture and even health care providers at the eighth annual Cape Fear Maternity and Baby Expo Saturday at the Coast Line Convention Center. Full story...
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Student leads food drive for Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

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Matthew Farr decided he would do a research project on the economy and it's effects on charity programs. Saturday, he held a food drive at Lowes foods on North College Road to benefit Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, a non-profit company that gives food to the needy. Full story...
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Future scientists match wits at Olympiad Science Fair

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videoUNCW hosted their annual Olympiad Science Fair on Saturday. It was a chance for area middle and high school students to be creative and competitive. Full story...
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Students discover learning about pi can be fun

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Today, the Cape Fear Museum honored the famous number pi. Not pie that you eat, but the pi you learned about in math class; you know, the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle which is about equal to 3.14. Full story...
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House Bill 88 to give parents choices about sex education for their children in school

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videoA newly proposed bill could change the way students learn about sex in the classroom. House Bill 88 may eventually give North Carolina parents a choice about what their kids are taught in sex education classes. Full story...
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Pedestrian safety a concern in New Hanover County

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videoFor eight consecutive years, AAA has rated New Hanover County as the state's most dangerous county for drivers. Statistics also show the county has become more dangerous for pedestrians. Between 2007 and 2008 the number of pedestrian fatalities on New Hanover County roads doubled. Full story...
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"About four" Wave Transit drivers suspended without pay

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A handful of Wave Transit bus drivers have been suspended for using their cell phones while behind the wheel. Full story...
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Hell's Kitchen reopens after three months

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A popular downtown Wilmington bar and restaurant is open for business once again. Hell's Kitchen opened its doors Thursday after being closed for almost three months. Full story...
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Queensboro is one shirt company that isn't folding

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videoSo often these days, we're deluged by news of what isn't working in our economy. It can get downright depressing, but here in the Cape Fear, all is not doom and gloom. For a business that hangs by a thread, this one is quite successful. Full story...
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Passengers with Pierce get charged

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Anthony Pierce was driving the car police were chasing when Officer Matthews was responding as back up. There were two male passengers in the car with him. They are not facing murder charges. Full story...
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