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Murrayville Elementary School students became authors Friday

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Some newly published authors spent the day enjoying the work of their peers, and lending some words of support. Full story...
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Red Dress Luncheon raises money for heart disease

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It was a sea of red today at the Landfall Country Club. The ladies were dressed up for the annual Red Dress Luncheon to raise money for heart disease. Full story...
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Whats Happening: February 6-8

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videoIf you live in New Hanover or Brunswick County, it is a sweet weekend to head outdoors. Plus, there is a reason to pamper your pooch on Sunday. Full story...
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Drop-out rates statewide have declined

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New statewide school drop-out numbers are out, and they show the first decline in three years. Full story...
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Parties meet on Thursday to discuss purpose and need for Titan plant

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videoCarolinas Cement, a subsidiary of Titan America, plans to open a cement plant in Castle Hayne. To say the plan is controversial is an understatement. On Thursday, interested parties discussed the purpose and need for the plant. Full story...
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Altman accused of brutal murder after serving 13 years for robbery

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videoAmid an applauding group of onlookers, New Hanover County sheriff's deputies arrested 33-year-old Gerard Altman for the murders of Laura and Jim Gallagher. Investigators still haven't disclosed a motive for the murder and haven't officially released the Gallaghers' cause of death. Full story...
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Catch the Sea Dawgs right from your home

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The Wilmington Sea Dawgs are scoring big, even off the court. If you can not make it to the game, don't worry. You can catch all the slam dunks on the web. Full story...
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Don't miss Monty's Home Pet Expo

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The expo will feature everything from veterinarians, trainers, pet care items to the latest and greatest products for your pet. Full story...
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More NC counties join program to deport illegals

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Five North Carolina counties are joining a program to deport illegal immigrants. Full story...
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Suspected arrested in Ogden double murder

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested Gerard Edward Altman Thursday afternoon. He has been charged with two counts of first degree murder in Wednesday's double murder in the Ogden area. Full story...
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Jobs with New Hanover County schools few and far between

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videoFor college grads looking to start their careers at New Hanover County schools, they might be out of luck. To match their shrinking budget, New Hanover County schools are being forced to tighten their belts. Full story...
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Wilmington's newest community opens Thursday

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Autumn Hall along Eastwood Road put three lots under contract in January, which is more than developers expected. Full story...
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Local social web site adding members daily

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videoA Wilmington social site is helping people connect on a local level. Similar to popular global social networks like Myspace, Facebook, and Linkedin, you can blog, chat, and send messages at 3rdstreetplaza.com, but the big difference is, it's all about this area. Full story...
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UNCW alumni directors are looking for help with financial aid

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In these hard economic times, the university is turning to their alumni to help with financial aid for students who need it. Full story...
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Halyburton Park's scheduled burn on Thursday

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Wilmington's Halyburton Park will be closed for most of the day Thursday to accommodate a prescribed burn. Full story...
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