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New Hanover County News

Budget proposal and annexation on tap for Wilmington City Council

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videoTuesday is the night when Wilmington City Council members will vote on the Monkey Junction annexation and will take a look at the budget for the upcoming year. Full story...
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Redistricting hearing begins Tuesday night

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videoIt's back to the drawing board, literally. Beginning with a public hearing in Raleigh Tuesday night, the legislature will redraw State House district boundaries in Pender and New Hanover counties. Full story...
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City of Wilmington's proposed budget out for next year

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The City of Wilmington's proposed budget for next year is out. It is being touted as a bare bones proposition. Full story...
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Commissioners revoke franchise of NHC waste company

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At Monday night's meeting, commissioners voted to revoke the franchise of a waste hauler. This morning, Superior Waste Services is no longer in business in New Hanover County.

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New Hanover County workshop to help children succeed in school

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New Hanover County parents are invited to an informational workshop Tuesday night. It is for parents who would like to learn more about how to help their children succeed in school. Full story...
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Groundbreaking ceremony for butterfly house at Airlie Gardens

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Tuesday afternoon Airlie Gardens will break ground for the first permanent butterfly house in the region. Full story...
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County commissioners meet about NHC property tax increase

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videoNew Hanover County residents could be in for a property tax increase at the very least. It was a topic of discussion at Monday night's County Commissioners meeting. A county-wide property revaluation is scheduled for January 2011.

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Jury selection underway in case against Brian Reavis

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videoThe man accused of brutally beating and sexually assaulting a 95-year-old Wilmington woman last year was in court today as jury selection began for 41-year-old Brian Reavis. Full story...
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Change for parking meters

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videoUntil now, parkers in downtown Wilmington had two alternatives to searching through the seats for spare change… the parking deck or a $6 park card. But now, Port City drivers have another option. Full story...
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Career Day for kids at Wrightsboro Elementary

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From chefs, to ballerinas - waitresses to veterinarians, all the way to a baseball player, kids dressed up and showed off what they want to be when they grow up. Full story...
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Renovated building downtown awarded Greenspace of the Month

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When you live downtown, green space can be difficult to come across, but one developer is trying to change that. Full story...
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Plans to ease congestion at Oleander and College

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Changes are on the way to ease congestion at Wilmington's busiest intersection. The Department of Transportation plans to add an additional left turn lane off Oleander and onto College in both directions. Full story...
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Lawmakers begin to redraw unconstitutional House district

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State lawmakers will begin figuring out how to redraw State House districts in Pender and New Hanover counties on Tuesday. In March, the US Supreme Court ruled the 18th House District, that snakes from downtown Wilmington into western Pender County, is an unconstitutional minority-influence district.

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Local high school students helps train German Shepherds

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A local high school student is helping the police and the military, as part of an assignment for school. For his senior project, Christopher Marshall learned to work with and train German Shepherds. Full story...
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Audit committee discusses City Council travel policies and procedures

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City officials spent $19,000 in tax payer money on a trip to the National League of Cities Conference. Councilmen Jim Quinn said the audit committee's review of City Council expense policies should ease tax payer concerns. Full story...
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