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New Hanover County News

Friends, colleagues remember police officer killed in crash

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videoA Wilmington Police officer died in a car crash early Wednesday morning after losing control of his patrol car around the 3900 block of Shipyard Blvd. Full story...
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Southeastern Center for Mental Health getting boost

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videoLast night, New Hanover county commissioners returned two million dollars to Southeastern to help them get through the fiscal year. Two million dollars may not solve all of Southeastern Mental Health's financial problems, but they said that money would help. Full story...
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Monday's layoffs at LP not surprising

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videoLP is the second major construction supply company in New Hanover County to recently fall victim to a slumping housing market. National Gypsum, a dry wall company on Carolina Beach Road laid off more than sixty people when it closed last month. Full story...
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City council to vote on issues Tuesday night

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Wilmington city council members are expected to vote tonight on a number of items that have piqued public interest lately including annexation, taxi rates, and panhandling. Full story...
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Deadline approaching for NHC employees

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The deadline is fast approaching for New Hanover County employees looking to volunteer to take early retirement. Full story...
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Attempted abduction has NHC sheriff's looking for two suspects

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New Hanover County sheriff deputies are looking for two suspects in an attempted abduction late Monday night. Full story...
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Students at Noble Middle take part in National Engineer Week

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Representatives from the United States Army Corp of Engineers paid students at Noble Middle School a visit Tuesday. It was part of National Engineer Week. Full story...
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County commissioners give Southeastern its two million dollars

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Southeastern handed that money over to the county several years ago toward a joint public and mental health facility; then came the financial crisis and they wanted the money back. Full story...
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Actor Ed Asner visits Wilmington with a traveling theatre group

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Ed Asner, well known for his work on Mary Tyler Moore and Lou Grant, is in Wilmington with a traveling theatre group. He and fellow cast members spoke on a panel at the WHQR studios. Full story...
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Louisiana Pacific laying off

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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation announced Tuesday plans to curtail production at its laminated veneer lumber mill off Highway 421 in Wilmington. Full story...
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City budget retreat looks at tax distribution

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videoThe city of Wilmington accounts for nearly eighty percent of the county sales and property tax revenue. Wilmington officials say it's time some of that money started coming back to help the city. Full story...
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Officials talking trash

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Trash was on the agenda for New Hanover County Commissioners on Monday. They held a solid waste work session to continue discussion of how to best handle the county's trash disposal. Full story...
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School bus hit from behind

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A New Hanover County school bus was involved in a traffic crash this afternoon. The bus was rear-ended by a white sedan, when it stopped to drop kids off at the 400 block of Racine Drive. Full story...
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Taxi drivers take scenic route around permits

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There's a lengthy waiting list to become a taxi driver in the city of Wilmington. Rather than waiting in line, some cabbies are turning to other ways of registering within the city. Full story...
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Need for financial aid on the rise

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Applications for financial aid have spiked 30 percent since last year in North Carolina, as more students seek help amid the economic recession. North Carolina is expected to offer about $300 million in need-based aid this year. Full story...
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