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New Hanover County News

Health care industry is hosting an open house

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New Hanover Regional Medical center is looking for new nursing aides. The hospital is hosting an open house Saturday. Full story...
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New text message hoax circulating

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Wilmington Police and New Hanover County deputies have received calls saying there is a text message/email hoax going around again. Full story...
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NC unemployment rates top 10 percent, NHC slightly below that

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videoState unemployment rates are at a 25 year high, and unfortunately, most of our area has a jobless rate higher than the state average. Full story...
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BASF's Wilmington plant prepares to close its doors

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At the end of the month BASF's Wilmington plant will close its doors. Thirty-three jobs will be eliminated when the company closes its vitamin plant on the March 31st. Full story...
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Boseman takes step to block Titan plant

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State Senator Julia Boseman upped the ante Thursday in the move to block Titan from building a cement plant near Wilmington.

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Marine Technology program at CFCC may stay afloat

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Perdue announced this week in her budget proposal, funding for marine programs will remain. CFCC officials said they will continue to keep their fingers crossed as the budget waits for legislative approval. Full story...
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Crews uncover a piece of American history at GE-Hitachi

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A piece of American history was unveiled Thursday on the grounds of the GE-Hitachi plant. A ground-penetrating radar, along with a dog team, have since been used to uncover exactly what was there. Full story...
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Dangerous Dog Court hears three cases Wednesday night

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videoNew Hanover County Dangerous Dog Court is a monthly feature on WWAY. There were three cases heard Wednesday night, as well as a lesson for us all on neutering. Full story...
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Screen Gems on track for opening

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The third-largest film and production stage in the United States is on track to open in a couple of months here in the Port City. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Towing concerns mount

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videoSome folks who were recently towed from outside the Long Leaf Mall Gold's Gym have a particularly frustrating story. Not only were they paying customers, annoyed to be towed while they were working out, but when they went to pick up their cars from the towing company, the women got charged more than the men. Full story...
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With 100 positions unfilled, NHC manager talks of challenges ahead

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videoMore than 100 job positions are, or will soon be, unfilled. As a result, departments are being restructured. Despite the changes, county leaders stress that public safety will not be compromised. Full story...
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Online marketing the topic of conversation at a local breakfast

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Business owners are recognizing the importance of marketing their companies on the internet. A crowd of more than five hundred gathered at the Hilton in Wilmington Wednesday to talk about it. Full story...
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Parent wants others to be aware of seclusion rooms in school

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videoHave you ever heard of a seclusion room? A Carolina Beach mom found out about them after her son's teacher allegedly threatened to put him in one. Full story...
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Local meat cutter proves to be Grade A

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videoGetting the right piece of meat can take both a butcher and an artist. One Wilmington meat cutter is trying to prove he's a cut above the competition. Full story...
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Two more cases of rabies in New Hanover County

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Two more rabies cases have been confirmed in New Hanover County. That makes seven cases in the past month. Full story...
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