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New Hanover County News

Wrightsville Beach drawbridge may take longer than expected

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Repairs on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge may require some extra time. An engineer for the DOT told WWAY NewsChannel 3 Wednesday that they are running into problems. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Fire Department says the time is now for a new building

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videoIt is moldy, cramped and has been an ongoing battle for the past three years; Wrightsville Beach Fire and Police departments say they need a new public safety building, and the town needs to act now. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Monterey Heights Park

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videoRemember that $34 million parks bond New Hanover County voters passed back in 2006? Well, 3 years later, some residents who voted yes to the bond are wondering what happened to the money and why their parks are still in such bad condition. Full story...
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Video of Officer Matthews's fatal car crash

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videoThe video from the recently released dash cam of WPD Officer Richard Matthews’s patrol car shows how quickly things happened two weeks ago when his vehicle spun out of control. Full story...
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Wilmington Council votes to delay construction projects

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Wilmington City County voted Tuesday night to transfer nearly $4 million from construction project funds to the city's general fund. Full story...
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Rusty light tower off NC coast for sale

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A rusty, abandoned light tower off the North Carolina coast is for sale and the online federal auction has attracted two mystery bidders dueling at more than $500,000 for the relic. Full story...
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Sergeant Fey retiring from WPD

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videoAfter more than 14 years with the Wilmington Police Department, Sergeant Mike Fey is retiring. Sergeant Fey has spent the past four years recovering from a near fatal gunshot wound. Full story...
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City council votes on more budget cuts for Wilmington

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More budget cuts are in the city of Wilmington's future. City council will vote Tuesday night on whether to transfer about $4 million from construction projects into the city's general funds. Full story...
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CFPUA updates city council on billing system

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will update city council Tuesday night on the status of several projects. This comes as the company tries to iron out some final kinks in the billing system. Full story...
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World War Two group meets monthly

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videoWilmington takes its World War Two history seriously, and rightly so. The people who made that history get together at the New Hanover County Senior Center once a month. Full story...
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Accident at Snow's Cut Bridge has man on life support

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A 79-year-old man is on life support at New Hanover Regional after his car nearly flipped over the bridge embankment of Snow’s Cut. Full story...
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Honoring Dr. Seuss in Wilmington

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videoRead Across America Day coincides with celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday. Students donned their hats and paid close attention to some special readers. A mayor, actors and actresses and even an anchor weighed in on the day.

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Malpass gets nine years for Holloway murder

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videoA Wilmington woman pleaded guilty to murdering her boyfriend. Betty Malpass will face up to nine years in prison for the second-degree murder of Shane Holloway. Full story...
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Next steps in solid waste management discussed Monday

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If the board approves the draft Monday night, staff is expected to make a recommendation for a final plan by June 1st. Full story...
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Memorial service planned for Shak Rhaimbux

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Friends and family are remembering the owner of Kat's Taxi, who died in a car crash last week in Wilmington. Full story...
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