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New Hanover County News

Softball players say extreme heat is 'just part of the game'

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video Though the weather has cooled off a bit from Wednesday evening's thunderstorms, it was preceded by record temperatures in the triple digits. The Dixie Youth Softball Tournament started this Saturday in Wilmington. Players keeping active in this horrible heat say its just part of the game. Full story...
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Strong storms cause power outages across the region

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Quick developing storms caused power outages across the Cape Fear, causing Wilmington International Airport to use emergency backup generators. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Comic continues baseball trek solo

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video Can you think back to March? There was still a chill to the air, it definitely wasn't 100 degrees and the baseball season was just starting. Seems like a long time ago right? That's when our two local comics hit the road on a quest to attend every Yankees game this season. Full story...
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Despite recent accidents, Wilmington rated 'bicycle friendly'

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video A national organization says Wilmington is safe for cyclists, but some recent accidents suggest the opposite. Full story...
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Trooper gets four-day suspension

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol said Wednesday that one of two troopers involved in an incident with the wife of a Raleigh attorney has been given a four-day suspension without pay as punishment. Trooper Andrew Smith will begin serving the suspension immediately. Full story...
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Three Sharks make CPL All-Star roster

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The Coastal Plain League All-Star game will be played next Monday in Fayetteville. Three Wilmington Sharks will be making the trip to Cumberland County for the game. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. schools looking to hire contractor previously convicted of fraud

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video The New Hanover Board of Education was considering hiring a contractor who was previously convicted of fraud. In February, Lee Cowper, a Wilmington commercial contractor, pled guilty to federal mail fraud. The school board's design consultant for a renovation project at Wrightsboro Elementary School has reportedly recommended Cowper for the job. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves Wrightsville Sound Small Area Plan

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Wilmington City Council members approved the Wrightsville Sound Small Area Plan at its meeting Tuesday night. The vote comes after six community meetings were held to get stakeholders’ and the public's input on the plan. Full story...
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Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics team falls short in the finals of Myrtle Beach AAU tournament

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video Wilmington has an all-star AAU basketball team. They're a strong squad, but they couldn't keep up with another team from North Carolina on Tuesday, a team that has players committed to both Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Carolina Canines

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video We often hear from viewers who want to see more coverage of positive things going on in our community. In an effort to do this, we are showcasing the people and groups doing good around our area and how you can get involved. The world can be changed if you "just add hope." Carolina Canines is an organization made up of volunteers who train service dogs for people around our area and around the country who are disabled or need therapy. Full story...
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