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New Hanover County News

UNCW education job fair hosts record number of teachers-to-be

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videoWith the national unemployment rate over eight percent, competition for jobs is becoming even fiercer. Full story...
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New Hanover County puts off layoffs

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New Hanover County employees will have to wait another week to find out if they'll keep their jobs. Full story...
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Some downtown businesses will be without power Monday

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Repairs to the Water Street bulkhead are almost complete, but not without a third power outage for nearby businesses. Full story...
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Eight tail-waggers celebrate a special first birthday

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Happy birthday to Bubba, Teddy, Sweetie Pie, Kera, Ivy Jane, Woody Basil, Elvis and Vegas; they all turned one Sunday, thanks to a great group of adoptive parents. Full story...
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Anthony Pierce expected to be indicted Monday

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Pierce was the driver of the vehicle that Officer Richard Matthews chased the night he crashed his car and died. Full story...
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Friends and family remember Nicole Harrison

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Friends and family of Nicole Harrison gathered at Olivet Baptist Church in Wrightsboro to remember her. Full story...
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Wilmington Youth Orchestra celebrates spring

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Spring is still a couple of weeks away, but the Wilmington Youth Orchestra kicked off the celebration a little early Sunday with its annual spring concert. Full story...
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Young surfers rip it up as NSSA comes to Wrightsville Beach

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videoThis weekend, the National Scholastic Surfing Association was at Wrightsville Beach and some of the area's best young surfers were on hand trying to rip up the waist high swell and improve their surfing. Full story...
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Friends remember Shak on Saturday

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A taxi driver killed in a road accident was remembered with a memorial service Saturday evening. Dozens of people came out to Fibber McGee’s in Wilmington to remember "Shak" Rahimbux, the owner of Kat's Taxi. Full story...
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Road work on campus this week at UNCW

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Workers are installing underground storm water pipes. That means driver's won't be able to make a continuous loop around campus. The work was intentionally planned for spring break since there are fewer drivers on campus. Full story...
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Peacemaker docks in Wilmington

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videoThe Peacemaker made it's way to the docks of downtown Wilmington on Saturday. The 150-foot sailboat will be a part of the Wilmington Riverfront for the next month. Full story...
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Stimulus money to be spent on road improvements

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Traffic improvements are one area where federal stimulus money will be spent. Of $780 billion federal stimulus package, about $6 billion is coming to North Carolina. A new website, ncrecovery.gov, helps break down where that money will go. Full story...
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St. Patrick's Day parade

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Green was the color of the day in downtown Wilmington on Saturday as the city held it's 10th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Full story...
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Arboretum hosts orchid seminar

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Four speakers shared information about the most common orchids available in local stores and garden centers on Saturday at the NHC Arboretum. Full story...
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Behold, the great white alligator

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The alligators we usually see are green, but the Fort Fisher Aquarium found a rare albino alligator. The gator is white with big red eyes. Full story...
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