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New Hanover County News

More details learned about Anthony Pierce

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We're learning more about Anthony Pierce. He worked for the city of Wilmington as a trash collector for two years. Since the incident surrounding Officer Matthews’ death, Pierce has been terminated from the city. Full story...
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Even in down economy, vets in high demand

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Despite the economic downturn, the Bolz Family is building a new animal hospital. They say now is as good a time as any to start their own veterinary practice. Full story...
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New Hanover recycling site closes down

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videoA recycling site on North College Road has closed down and residents who've relied on it aren't too happy about why it was closed. Full story...
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Buckets' visit to St. Mary a slam dunk

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videoHarlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes stopped by Jack Knott's first grade class. Jack and his classmates compared shoe sizes and learned how to do a few tricks with the basketball. Full story...
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Police emphasize driving violations

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videoLieutenant Blanton said the traffic on Masonboro Loop Road backs up every day right around the morning rush, leaving some drivers looking to save a few minutes by taking a shortcut down Jasper Road, which is in part a private road. Full story...
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62nd Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival: April 1-5, 2009

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The 62nd Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival will be held April 1-5, 2009 in the greater Wilmington area. The Festival is a celebration of Wilmington’s exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture during its five days of entertainment that includes: a parade, street fair, circus, concerts, pageantry, and all that is Southern. Full story...
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Drivers causing traffic issues in the Masonboro Loop area

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The Wilmington Police Department wants to raise awareness about a traffic issue in the Masonboro Loop area. Full story...
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Man threatens to jump from downtown Wilmington building

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Around 4:30 p.m., police closed off a couple blocks of Front Street after a man threatened to jump from the top of the Murchison Building, on the corner of Front and Chestnut streets. Full story...
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Anthony Pierce charged with second-degree murder for Officer Matthews' death

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videoAfter two days of testimony and deliberation, a New Hanover County grand jury has indicted Anthony Pierce on murder charges in connection with the death of Wilmington police officer Rich Matthews. Full story...
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More delays possible with Wrightsville Beach bridge

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Construction on the Wrightsville Beach bridge could be extended once again. Now officials say the work could continue until March 29th. Full story...
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Swap and Shop time nears for prom night

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Wilmington Health Access for Teens is sponsoring its sixth annual Prom Dress Swap and Shop on Friday. Full story...
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Rabies case confirmed

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On Sunday, Animal Control captured what neighbors off Wrightsville Ave. believed to be a rabid raccoon. That raccoon tested positive for the disease on Tuesday. Full story...
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Study to track bacteria makes a colorful splash at Wrightsville Beach

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The water at Wrightsville Beach turned red and green Tuesday. Wrightsville Beach and UNCW performed a companion study to track bacteria found in the water. Full story...
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Toy box trouble

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videoA Wilmington man said he paid in advance for furniture from a local hardware store, and now he's worried he's being toyed with. Full story...
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Indictment delayed for Anthony Pierce

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videoThe grand jury decision on whether to indict Anthony Pierce has been put off until Tuesday morning. Pierce was driving the vehicle Wilmington police officers were chasing the night Officer Rich Matthews crashed his car and died. Full story...
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