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New Hanover County News

Padgett arrested after being wanted for six months

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One of New Hanover County’s most wanted is behind bars. A Wilmington police officer recognized Kylen Padgett during a traffic stop on Monday. Full story...
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Online after death

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videoCreating a will ensures our assets will go on to our loved ones when we pass away, but what happens to our lives online isn't so clear. Usually, only we know the passwords to our email, and online bank accounts. Full story...
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Merchant Marines honored

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videoThe Merchant Marines are some of the many unsung heroes who serve our country behind the scenes. Today, in honor of Memorial Day, they received some special recognition on the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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Students at Ashley learning to budget money

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Students at Ashley High School are learning how to make their money stretch. In a family and consumer science class, students are learning how to do more on tighter budgets. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Stories: Great fire of Wrightsville Beach

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videoThis month's Cape Fear Pride brings us to the coastal community of Wrightsville Beach. In 1934, a fire ravaged the town. Today, we hear about the great fire of Wrightsville Beach from 5th grader Kristian Laufer. Full story...
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Marino on Money: May 20

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videoThere have been longstanding issues with the Social Security system, and today's economic climate makes the program's future even more uncertain. Ross Marino takes a look at some of the things seniors and Generation X-ers can expect. Full story...
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City Council approves voluntary annexation along River Road

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videoWilmington City Council approved what could very well be the city's largest voluntary annexation ever on Tuesday night. It was a unanimous vote to approve annexing more than 1,300 acres into the city for a waterfront mixed-use development along River Road. Full story...
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Largest ever voluntary annexation on the table

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While many residents in Monkey Junction fought involuntary annexation, the thought of being annexed actually appeals to some people. An area developer wants to be annexed by the city of Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington driver facing several charges after crashing into ambulance

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A Wilmington woman is behind bars tonight after running a stop sign, and crashing into an ambulance. According to police, Lashanna Fennell was driving across 14th Street, and failed to stop at the intersection of Wooster and 14th. She drove into the side of a Bladen County ambulance. Full story...
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Brunswick County budget proposal shrunk by over ten percent

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It looks like Brunswick County is planning on some serious belt tightening next year. Last night, County Manager Marty Lawing proposed a budget to county commissioners that is more than ten percent smaller than last year's. Full story...
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Stage Ten complete with indoor water tank

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videoIt's hoped that a new stage at Screen Gems will bring bigger and better movies to the Wilmington arena. It's called Stage Ten, and for special effects producers it's a dream come true. Full story...
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Cruise ship docks in Wilmington

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A visiting ship has cruised its way into the Port City and it’s bringing a welcome boost to the local economy. American Cruise Line's American Glory docked on Water Street in downtown Wilmington on Monday. Full story...
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Rabies outbreak concerning for many

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videoThe past few months for New Hanover Animal Control officers have been very busy trying to contain an outbreak of rabies cases the county has been fighting since the beginning of the year. Experts believe the virus isn't spreading as fast as the fear. Full story...
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County Commission approves Ed McMahon for sheriff

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New Hanover County officially has a successor for Sheriff Sid Causey. Monday, the County Commission approved Chief Deputy Ed McMahon for the job. He will replace Causey, who took early retirement and steps down June 30. Full story...
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Filming moved, but auditions for upcoming Miley Cyrus movie still to be held in Wilmington

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Interested in acting in the upcoming Miley Cyrus movie? If you think you have the right stuff you can audition right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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