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New Hanover County News

Reverse immigration taking place in Wilmington and around US

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videoLayoffs are becoming a harsh reality for people across the country. Many immigrants who came to the US seeking employment are now re-thinking their decision. Full story...
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Fight for healthcare continues for Zwans

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The fight continues for one Wilmington mom who wants affordable health care coverage for her family stricken with disease. Full story...
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Read Across America comes to the Port City

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Books were a hot item at the Independence Mall Saturday, as Read Across America came to Wilmington. Full story...
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Men's health fair

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New Hanover County men, with little to no insurance, were able to take advantage of free health screenings Saturday. Full story...
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Zelle Brown named Azalea Festival Princess

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The 2009 Azalea Festival has its princess. Zelle Brown was crowned Saturday night at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium. The Cape Fear Academy student competed against 16 other girls for the title. Full story...
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Housing Market Looks Stable

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videoThe news isn't all doom and gloom on the housing front. In fact, the buying, selling and building of homes in our area is suprisingly stable. Full story...
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Coming attractions, the future of Wilmington

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videoTaking a trip through Wilmington is like watching the previews at a movie theater. With plenty of projects like the convention center and a marina already underway, and several more in planning, you get a sneak peak into the city's future. Full story...
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Star News to print elsewhere

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Newspapers across the country are struggling and the Star-News is no exception. The paper's publisher Bob Gruber announced Friday that the Star-News will stop printing its own paper by this summer. Full story...
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Early retirement deadline passes for NHC employees

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The deadline has passed for New Hanover County employees looking to cash in on the early retirement package. New Hanover county commissioners offered long-time county employees a severance package if they retired early as part of their budget cut plan. Full story...
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WWAY news re-broadcast available on secondary channel

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Our 7:00 pm newscast on WILM comes to an end tonight, but we aren't leaving our 7:00 viewers high and dry. You can now find our evening news block rebroadcast on the second of our digital channels. Full story...
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Hickman announces retirement from CFCC

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After the 35 years of working behind the scenes of Cape Fear Community College, the executive vice president is retiring. Dan Hickman has served under the leadership of four CFCC presidents. Since 1974, Hickman held a wide variety of positions at the college, starting out as a class supervisor. Full story...
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Stimulus money helps area schools, but cuts still need to be made

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videoThanks to the president's stimulus plan, schools in our five counties will get nearly 30 million dollars. Despite the financial shot in the arm, New Hanover County Schools will still have to cut each department's budget by five percent. Full story...
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New Hanover County students show off exhibits

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New Hanover County students celebrated diversity today as part of Human Relations Month. Student projects reflected this year's theme, "diverse cultures, one family." Full story...
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Theory of Intelligent Design explains origin of species

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videoDarwin's Theory of Evolution is widely accepted by scientists, but some bio-chemists support another theory explaining the origin of species. Doctor Michael Behe has written two books on the Theory of Intelligent Design. The theory suggests elements in nature can be better explained by a purposeful design. Full story...
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Fire destroys abandoned restaurant near Snow's Cut Bridge

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New Hanover County fire fighters are investigating a fire that destroyed an abandoned restaurant last night. Full story...
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