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New Hanover County News

Couple celebrates 70 years of love

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video In a time when divorce is almost a norm, one Wilmington couple is celebrating 70 years of love and marriage. The inside of Ernie and Dee Young's wedding bands say "Come grow old with me; the best is yet to be," and family and friends say they live that out each day. Full story...
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Skaters beat the heat on the ice

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Now that summer has officially begun, and temps are really warming up, everyone is finding a different way to beat the heat. One group is escaping the rays by getting on the ice. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue declares State of Emergency in eastern NC

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Gov. Bev Perdue has declares a State of Emergency for much of eastern North Carolina because of wildfires and the threat of continued dry conditions. Full story...
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Battery takes the charge out of Hammerheads

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video More than 5,000 fans showed up on Friday night to watch the Wilmington Hammerheads at Legion Stadium. Unfortunately the home team came up short against the Charleston Battery. Full story...
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Downtown venue hopes to provide fun atmosphere to an older crowd

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video Well it’s probably safe to say that downtown Wilmington hasn't necessarily had the best reputation lately. But, a new venue in the Port City wants to change things up. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Solo sail to Portugal anything but smooth

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video A dream journey across the ocean has become something of a nightmare for a Wilmington man. Greg Frucci arrived safely in Bermuda after battling a dangerous storm, and in more trouble than he originally thought, which leaves his journey to Portugal in doubt. Full story...
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School Board member asks colleagues if they've failed students

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Yesterday Dr. Derrick Hickey asked the school board if they think they have failed the students of New Hanover County. Hickey says this was part of a spirited debate that started over a one-percent increase in teacher bonuses. Full story...
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Big changes coming to gun laws in NC

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video New gun laws go into effect December 1 in North Carolina. Yesterday Gov. Bev Perdue signed a bill that will give North Carolinians more legal protection when they shoot at an intruder. Full story...
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Eastern North Carolina wildfires take toll on the public's health in coastal counties

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The NC Division of Public Health has been monitoring hospital visits for acute respiratory conditions in the Piedmont and Eastern regions of the state and has observed an increase in visits to hospital emergency departments in the following coastal counties for the week of June 18-24: Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Dare, New Hanover and Pender. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Yarn bombers hit downtown Wilmington

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video You may notice colorful swatches of yarn popping up in random places. These pops of art are taking over the world from London to Amsterdam to right here in the Port City. A group of local artists is trying to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by yarn bombing things like light poles and parking meters. Full story...
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