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New Hanover County News

Berger's attorney, one other plead guilty to failing to file taxes

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The Department of Revenue says Sam Edwards of Ocean Isle Beach and Dennis Sullivan Jr. of Wilmington both admitted to five county of willful failure to file their state tax returns. Both men paid the taxes and interest they owed before entering a plea. Full story...
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"Severe Drought" spreads across North Carolina

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Dry weather continues to grip the Carolinas - with more than one quarter of the state now under a "Severe Drought" according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Full story...
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UPDATE: Pender Sheriff suspends captain after prostitution arrest

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videoA Pender County Sheriff's captain is off the job after Wilmington Police arrested him overnight on prostitution charges. Capt. Mark Sloan is charged with soliciting prostitution and crimes against nature. Full story...
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"Perfect Game" pitcher returns to Sharks today

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Zach Taylor hasn't pitched for the Wilmington Sharks since last summer. He'll be back on the mound soon as the Sharks anxiously await the return of the pitcher who tossed a perfect game at Buck Hardee Field last July. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington man sailing solo across Atlantic thought he would die

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videoAs you saw ONLY ON 3 last week, a Wilmington man set sail Thursday morning for a journey that would take him across the Atlantic to Portugal. Greg Frucci's first stop is Bermuda. He has yet to hit the island and has already faced two strong storms. Full story...
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Two arrested in motel room robbery

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Two suspects are in jail after a robbery at a motel room on Market Street in Wilmington. Full story...
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Local fund raiser for Joplin tornado victims

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A local woman had a simple idea, and she acted on it. As a result she will send hundreds of dollars to Joplin tornado victims. Full story...
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Wilmington photographer finds hope through American Flag in Joplin

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video Joplin, MO, is a small city that April’s storms put on the map as soon as they wiped it off. It was then that Wilmington photographer Amy McConnell grabbed her camera and hit the road to her hometown to capture the devastation. McConnell says she found one thing still standing amongst the rubble: the American flag. Full story...
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New Hanover getting jump on July deadline to keep electronics out of dump

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videoTechnology is constantly advancing. Soon you may want to replace your flat screen tv with a 3D set. Or maybe you want to dump your desktop computer for an iPad. Come July, though, if you get a new electronic, you can't just throw away the old one. Full story...
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New sunscreen regulations aim to block out confusion

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video Your bottle of sunscreen will soon look different. That's because the Food and Drug Administration introduced new guidelines today. The new rules will tell consumers just how well products protect against cancer-causing ultraviolet rays. Full story...
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