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New Hanover County News

Man arrested after standoff in Wilmington

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A standoff on Montgomery Avenue in Wilmington ended in an arrest Wednesday night. Police said Devin Williams holed up in a house when they tried to arrest him on an outstanding warrant for possession of a firearm by a felon. Full story...
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Beach Music Festival back on beach with cheaper tickets

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The Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival is back for its 24th year this weekend. This year it's back on the beach and more affordable. Full story...
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Board to discuss Wishnask file with public on Friday

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We may soon know why former Williston teacher Jessica Wishnask was suspended. After wavering back and forth as to whether to release Wishnask's personnel file, the NHC School Board has reached an agreement. Full story...
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Market Street's El Berta Motor Inn to close down Sunday

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A Wilmington fixture is closing its doors. Whitey's El Berta Motor Inn has been part of the Market Street landscape for 55 years, however it'll be torn down to make way for other commercial development. Full story...
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Roland-Grise rolls to lacrosse championship

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A New Hanover County middle school boys lacrosse team had quite a season. The Roland-Grise lacrosse team won the county championship for the third year in a row. Full story...
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The climate of small businesses

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The Director of the North Carolina Small Business Association spoke to area business owners Wednesday. The session focused on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which aims to jump start the economy. Full story...
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Wilmington company offers great deals on gift certificates

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Portcitydeals.com sells gift certificates to many businesses in town at half-price, or less, and if the business happens to go under, they'll refund your money one hundred percent. Full story...
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Wilmington radio host sued by former Raleigh mayor

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In an e-mail sent Tuesday night, Tom Fetzer said he is suing Big Talker FM host Curtis Wright and Sea-Comm Media because of an e-mail he said Wright sent Republican leaders last month. Full story...

Wilmington's Municipal Golf Course ranked as one of the best

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Wilmington's Municipal Golf Course was rated the fiftieth best municipal golf course in the country. Muni, as it is commonly known, joins other notable courses like Torrey Pines and Bethpage Black. Full story...
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Carolina Beach restaurant representing NC in cook-off

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videoThe owners of a Carolina Beach seafood restaurant are heading north to Rhode Island. Michael's Seafood will represent North Carolina in an international chowder cook-off. Their seafood chowder that has made them popular around ... Full story...
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Suspected case of H1N1 hits Sunset Park Elementary

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There is another suspected case of the H1N1 virus in a New Hanover County school. A student at Sunset Park Elementary is believed to have contracted the virus more commonly known as Swine Flu. Full story...
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More house for less money?

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videoCall it simple supply and demand. When people don't buy houses, the price goes down, and when it comes to building your home from scratch, developers say you can get more bang for your buck, by building a larger home. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighter and family lose house to blaze

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videoA Wilmington firefighter and his family were left homeless when a fire destroyed their home, but neighbors have embraced them with open arms. Full story...
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Deep Point Marina welcomes Bald Head travelers

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videoDeep Point Marina is now open to the public. Dozens gathered to celebrate the grand opening for the ferry's new 40,000 square foot, two level terminal.

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Wishnask personnel file may not be released

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Tuesday, the school superintendent released a statement saying he has decided not to release Jessica Wishnask's file at this time. Full story...
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