New Hanover County News
Burn ban means no Carolina Beach fireworks tonight
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/23/2011 - 10:37am.

With a burn ban issued for the eastern part of the state, the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce has canceled fireworks for tonight in Carolina Beach.

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Hoggard grad wins another Emmy award
Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:00am.

Wilmington native Tommy Kane is going to have to purchase a larger trophy case. The former WWAY sports intern won another Emmy recently. It's his second Emmy this year.

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Ashley hurdler earns "All-America" status
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 10:36pm.

video Stanley Broaden recently graduated from Ashley High School with honors, but that's only to be expected. He excels in the classroom and the track. During the fall he also excels on the soccer field.

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Vote for UNCW's Cynthia Cooper-Dyke for WNBA All-Anniversary Team
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 10:11pm.

UNCW women's basketball coach Cynthia Cooper Dyke has been nominated as a finalist for the WNBA 15th Anniversary Team. You can vote for "Coop". She certainly deserves your vote. It's the least you can do.

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Wilmington leaders meet to discuss possible downtown improvements
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 4:29pm.

videoHow can downtown Wilmington become a benchmark city? That was a question that was kicked around today at a state of downtown panel discussion.

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Pro surfers give kids lesson in having fun
Submitted by IE on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 2:42pm.

Hurley and the Sweetwater Surf Shop sponsored a surf contest for about 80 local children. The "Rip My Shred Stick" tour is a travelling event. Our coast was its sixth stop.

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ONLY ON 3: Saffo says proposed hotel ship would require funds the city doesn't have
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 10:41pm.

video The new convention center has brought in a good amount of visitors but one man says his idea will attract even more folks to the center and the rest of the Cape Fear. John Voet says his hotel ship is what Wilmington needs. He’s proposing docking the ship downtown along the river walk. But for now, Mayor Bill Saffo says the city will not be moving forward with Voet's proposal.

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Trying to impress Buzz at Buzz Peterson basketball camp
Submitted by John Rendleman on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 10:35pm.

video High school basketball players love coming to UNCW to play on the Trask Coliseum floor. Seahawk head coach Buzz Peterson loves being to watch the players. It's a recruiting perk of having student athletes on campus.

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Two teachers suddenly dismissed from charter school, parents and teachers speak out
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 10:14pm.

video After two teachers were suddenly dismissed from a Wilmington charter school, parents, students and faculty are speaking out.

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Hammerheads win Open Cup thriller
Submitted by John Rendleman on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 9:32pm.

video The Wilmington Hammerheads beat Charlotte on Tuesday. This wasn't just a typical run of the mill win. This was a come from behind overtime thriller. As a result, the Hammerheads advance in the US Open Cup.

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