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New Hanover County News

Hickman announces retirement from CFCC

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After the 35 years of working behind the scenes of Cape Fear Community College, the executive vice president is retiring. Dan Hickman has served under the leadership of four CFCC presidents. Since 1974, Hickman held a wide variety of positions at the college, starting out as a class supervisor. Full story...
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Stimulus money helps area schools, but cuts still need to be made

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videoThanks to the president's stimulus plan, schools in our five counties will get nearly 30 million dollars. Despite the financial shot in the arm, New Hanover County Schools will still have to cut each department's budget by five percent. Full story...
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New Hanover County students show off exhibits

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New Hanover County students celebrated diversity today as part of Human Relations Month. Student projects reflected this year's theme, "diverse cultures, one family." Full story...
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Theory of Intelligent Design explains origin of species

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videoDarwin's Theory of Evolution is widely accepted by scientists, but some bio-chemists support another theory explaining the origin of species. Doctor Michael Behe has written two books on the Theory of Intelligent Design. The theory suggests elements in nature can be better explained by a purposeful design. Full story...
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Fire destroys abandoned restaurant near Snow's Cut Bridge

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New Hanover County fire fighters are investigating a fire that destroyed an abandoned restaurant last night. Full story...
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Southeastern Center planning how to properly spend state's dollars

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videoPeople involved with the Southeastern Center for Mental Health have money on the mind It has been a rough year for the area's mental health services, but they are looking ahead to see where available money can best be used. Full story...
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Laney Real Estate purchases Burroughs & Chapin

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Laney Real Estate has purchased Borroughs & Chapin Realty, Inc’s North Carolina Prudential real estate offices and assumed management of them on February 24, 2009. Full story...
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McIntyre announces over $18 million secured for area projects

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U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre announced today that $18,666,000 in federal funds have been secured for the Wilmington Port, Southeastern North Carolina beaches and inlets, and the Intracoastal waterway. Full story...
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Three crimes, one suspect

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videoWhat appears to be an incompetent crook kept deputies busy in New Hanover County early this morning. Investigators believe a vehicle fire and two attempted robberies are all connected. Full story...
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Tapes released from 911 call in Matthews crash

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department just released the audio recordings of radio calls between officers on the scene and 911 dispatchers. Full story...
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One Tree Hill having positive economic returns locally

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videoAcross the country, a lot of people know about Wilmington because of the film industry here. One popular TV show filmed here is keeping our film industry booming and with positive economic returns. Full story...
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Details of the retirement packages offered to New Hanover County employees

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New Hanover County Sheriff, Sid Causey, has voluntarily retired to help the county with a huge budget shortfall. Some people are wondering, who's next? Full story...
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Snipes Elementary gets artistic for Black History Month

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Black History Month is drawing to a close, but students at Snipes Elementary School are still celebrating. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Consignment shop nightmare

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videoA Wilmington consignment store recently changed hands, and it seems the old owner has left hundreds of customers and the new owner high and dry. Goods, and money for goods sold, are missing, as is the old owner. Full story...
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UNCW job fair lacks employers

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videoIt's no easy feat finding a job in today's economy. Some UNCW students spent the day trying to get a leg up on their competition at the annual job fair. With unemployment rates up, and job openings at a premium, finding a job isn't what it used to be. Full story...
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