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New Hanover County News

Local church starts its pumpkin season

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videoIt did not feel much like fall Monday, but Halloween is just around the corner. That means it is time for pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. Full story...
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Riverfest kicks off this Friday

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Mark your calendars; it is that time of year again. Riverfest begins this Friday, October 3, 2008. Full story...
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45th Annual Spot Festival a great success

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videoOne of the nicest spots to hang out this weekend was at the North Carolina Spot Festival. The 45-year-old event continued its tradition of bringing the community together. Full story...
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Annual Big Sweep helps keep Wilmington clean

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videoSaturday was the annual Big Sweep for the Keep America Beautiful campaign. Volunteers visited area waterways, like Wrightsville Beach, to help pick up litter. Full story...
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Celebration of recovery at Hugh MacRae Park

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There was a celebration of recovery at Hugh MacRae Park in Wilmington Saturday. September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Full story...
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Seagate Fire Department opens

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It was a big day for the Seagate community on Saturday. Wilmington Mayor, Bill Saffo, and members of city council were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new fire station. Full story...
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The NC Spot Festival begins Saturday

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videoThe North Carolina Spot Festival kicks off this weekend in Hampstead. Many of the vendors arrived early Friday morning to set up. Full story...
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Topsail Island suffers damage from storm

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videoThursday's storm caused extensive damage on Topsail Island. Residents of Topsail did not see it coming. Full story...
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Flooding in Carolina Beach

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videoThe roads are dry and the rain has subsided, but Kelly's Beach Bar is still all wet. A combination of high tide, heavy winds and plenty of rain flooded the business Kelly Fowler has owned for the past six years. Full story...
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Southeastern Center for Mental Health funds declining

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Funds are declining for the Southeastern Center for Mental Health to the point of what several professionals are calling a crisis. Many disabled patients may lose services by the end of this month and the situation is not sitting well with care providers and patients. Full story...
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Two local female officers make history

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Lieutenant Kathleen Cochran of the Wilmington Police Department and Major Rhonda Smith of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department just graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Full story...
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Alert: Possible money scam

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is alerting citizens of a possible scam that may be occurring in our area. Full story...
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Some students not vaccinated

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Hundreds of sixth graders across North Carolina have been suspended for not having their vaccinations updated. Full story...
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Three local families affected by Rett syndrome

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videoRett syndrome affects thousands of girls and can be devastating for some parents to discover in their children. Three local families have dealt with their grief by spreading the word about the disorder. Full story...
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