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New Hanover County News

Cigarette blamed for fire that killed Wilmington man

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An elderly man is dead after an afternoon fire in Wilmington, and investigators say an improperly discarded cigarette was the cause. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Customer says dress shop did not deliver as promised

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video Ordering a dress for a special occasion is an exciting time for a woman. But when the dress does not arrive quickly, and then even more time goes by, that excitement turns to stress. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police find part of car involved in hit & run

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Police now have an idea of the car they're looking for after a hit and run vehicle crash that put a college student in the hospital over the weekend. Wilmington Police say they've found a mirror from the car at the scene. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: $1 million project fixing up closed school building

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videoThere will be no classes at D.C. Virgo Middle School this fall. But this summer, the school is getting a facelift. That has some in the community upset. Full story...
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Murder investigation waiting on autopsy

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Still no word what killed a woman found dead in her home Monday. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Berger's car wreck claim settled

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The driver involved in a car accident with New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger last month is getting money for the damage to her car. Full story...
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Fire at firefighter's home ruled an accident

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Fire Marshal Raymond Griswold says the fire on Champlain Drive in New Hanover County is still under investigation. At this point, though, investigators believe it started in the attic, but they are not sure how. Full story...
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Fort Hood shooting suspect will face death penalty

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The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood rampage in Texas will be court-martialed and face the death penalty. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Witness talks about Tesseners & trooper, plus profane texts between troopers

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video Once again there are new developments in the story we broke last week involving a Raleigh couple and two Highway Patrol troopers from New Hanover County. We have obtained text messages the troopers sent to each another and an exclusive interview with a man who was inside the Wrightsville Beach Police Department when it all went down. Full story...
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Silvagni reflects on capturing gold

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video Fourth of July weekend didn't turn out so well for team USA at the Billabong ISA World Surfing Games. They finished in eighth. However Kure Beach local Tony Silvagni continued to advance in the longboard contest, eventually claiming the gold medal. Full story...
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