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New Hanover County News

ONLY ON 3: Attorney & wife's run-in with trooper leads to letter to Gov. Perdue

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video A Raleigh attorney is making some big accusations against a Highway Patrol trooper here in New Hanover County. Hoyt Tessener says the trooper accused his wife of driving drunk, but that's just the start of the accusations that Tessener made in a nine-page letter to the Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: First Fruit Ministries

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video We often hear from viewers who want to see more coverage of positive things going on in our community. In an effort to do this, we are showcasing the people and groups doing good around our area and how you can get involved through a series of stories called "Just Add Hope." First Fruit Ministries in Wilmington helps feed the hungry and give the homeless shelter. But the charity is also giving the people it helps life skills to get them on their feet. Full story...
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11 a.m. game on Wednesday will highlight this week's schedule at the Shark Tank

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Wednesday will be "Big Splash Day" at the Shark Tank. It'll be wet and wild behind the dugout. Hopefully the game will be wild as well as the Wilmington Sharks summer league baseball team plays their only morning game of the season. Full story...
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Summer camp teaches girls about women's impact on history

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Although area schools are out, summer is a great time to learn new things. The UNCW Port Belles summer camp is a weeklong lesson on the vital role of women in history. Full story...
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Report: merging NC community colleges would save

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video A proposal to consolidate community colleges in the state has many college leaders split on the idea. The General Assembly's Program Evaluation Division says merging several colleges into a larger neighboring school would save about $5 million a year. Full story...
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Wilmington hosts rugby tournament this weekend

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Wilmington not only has a rugby team, we have a tournament, and it is this weekend. Full story...
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19-year-old drowns at Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach Police Chief William Younginer says Geoffrey Okinyi and two other men were on an intertube when a wave flipped them over. Younginer says the men did not know how to swim. He says two of the men got help back to the beach where they told a lifeguard about their missing friend. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Holiday fireworks a go around the area this weekend

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video When you think of 4th of July, most likely the first thing that pops in your mind is fireworks. But with dry conditions and wildfires across the area, a lot of people are worried the big fireworks shows across the Cape Fear may be canceled. Full story...
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Special Olympics camp kicks off

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Some special kids around the Cape Fear are getting a special treat this week Their week is full of soccer, kickball and all sorts of games, and it's all put on by the Special Olympics. Full story...
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Scam paver no-show at contempt hearing

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A paver banned from working in North Carolina was a no-show this morning in Wake County Court. Noelle Talley, a spokeswoman for the NC Department of Justice says a lawyer for Tommy Clack, who got his start in Wilmington, did attend the criminal contempt hearing. Full story...
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