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New Hanover County News

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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A mother's fight for her son's life pays off

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videoIt is a mother's fight that finally paid off. Kay Zwan, who was desperately trying to save her son's life, can share her family’s good news. Full story...
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Festival wraps up week of inter-cultural events

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The festival was an opportunity to view cultures from around the world without ever having to get on a plane. Dozens set up tables to share food and information about their country and even more performed to showcase cultural pride. Full story...
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Having a healthy heart on Valentine's Day

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Dozens showed their support for heart-health on Valentine’s Day by wearing red to the Fifth Annual Heart Disease Luncheon. Full story...
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Business blossoms on Valentine's Day

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videoJulia's Florist shop in Wilmington has been bustling for weeks leading up to the day dedicated to love. Full story...
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Supporters of Titan plant

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videoCarolinas Cement, a Titan America subsidiary, has been a source of heated debate in our area. While opponents have been very vocal in voicing their opinions, supporters have been harder to come by, until now. Full story...
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More NHC cuts announced

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County Manager Bruce Shell announced today that further measures will be taken to ensure the county avoids financial trouble. By the end of June, the county has to cut three million dollars from its budget. Full story...
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Valentine's business sales just lovely

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videoMany people are facing tough economic times. So, are they still willing to open their wallets for Valentine’s Day? Some area businesses said this lovers’ holiday is treating them very well. Full story...
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Update on New Hanover County boy hit by a car

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There is an update Friday on the 11-year-old boy hit by a car in New Hanover County Wednesday night. Full story...
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The ghosts that haunt Wilmington

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videoWWAY took a tour of some of the more popular haunted spots around Wilmington with Ghost Walk Tour Guide Lewis Musser. Full story...
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Police and prosecuters work together

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videoRepeat offenders and crowded jails are problematic for our criminal justice system, but a partnership between police and prosecutors is slowly making a difference. Full story...
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Follow up on downtown power outage

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Construction crews working to repair a bulkhead by the riverfront inadvertently cut a power line Thursday, which left downtown businesses without electricity for nearly eight hours. Full story...
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