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New Hanover County News

Wrightsville drawbridge to be left open overnight toward end of month

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videoUpcoming work on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge may cause some problems for drivers. The bridge will be left in the upright position overnight for three nights at the end of the month, February 23rd through the 25th. Full story...
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NHC sheriff's are looking for a missing Wilmington man

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs your help in locating a missing Wilmington man. He was last seen Wednesday at his home on Pheasant Court. Full story...
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PPD aquires business overseas

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PPD is stretching its assets further into Europe. On Monday, the company announced it will acquire Ab.C.R.O., a contract research organization operating in central and eastern Europe. Full story...
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Cape Fear Rugby starts season with landslide victory

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videoSaturday marked the season opener for the Cape Fear Rugby team. Fear hosted Greenville, SC and cruised to a convincing 47-point win, defending their home turf 59-12. Full story...
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Sunday's mountain bike event at Blue Clay Road Park

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videoMore than a hundred cyclists participated in Sunday's mountain bike event at the Blue Clay Road Park in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Local man is turning his life around, one step at a time

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videoWhile unemployment rates continue to rise and homes are going into foreclosure one Wilmington resident is overcoming the odds. Full story...
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Early morning fire hits Lakeside Village Apartments

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Some Wilmington families are looking for a place to stay after an early-morning fire at their apartment complex. Full story...
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Man safe after explosion on his boat near Masonboro Inlet

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Wrightsville Beach and Oak Island Coast Guard rescued the man about 20 nautical miles from the Masonboro Inlet. The call came in around 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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WRAAP holds open house

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One after school program helped students enjoy the weekend while reaching out to the community today. The WRAAP after school program opened its doors Saturday to recruit more students. Full story...
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Camp fair helps parents plan for summer

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Summer is still a ways away, but it didn't stop some parents from planning their kids’ activities. Full story...
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New Hanover County School Board examines all the issues at Saturday's retreat

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videoMembers of the New Hanover County School Board did not have to retreat too far to address the needs of their schools. Wilmington International Airport set the stage for Saturday's retreat, which was a session to exchange ideas on anything from dropout rates to redistricting. Full story...
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Carpino receives rare Purple Heart in Wilmington

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videoMilitary veterans honored a former Fort Bragg solider for his service in Iraq, but the award he received today was long overdue. Full story...
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Senior Center hosts Seventh Annual Chocolate Festival

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Hundreds of people in Wilmington had a sweet start to their weekend Friday night as the Seventh Annual Chocolate Festival kicked off with a gala at the New Hanover County Senior Center. Full story...
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Man suspected of killing mom, stepdad could face death penalty

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Gerard Altman appeared in a New Hanover County court Friday, and was denied bond. He's charged in the deaths of a couple, found in their Ogden home earlier this week. Full story...
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Apartment complex evacuated because of fire

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Witnesses say the fire appeared to have started in an upstairs unit at Campus Edge Apartments, possibly in one of the kitchens. Full story...
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