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New Hanover County News

Corning layoffs will hit their optical fiber workforce

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This is a tense week for employees at Corning, Inc. in Wilmington. A Corning spokesperson confirmed that the company will announce layoffs this week. Full story...
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ILM receives more than $900,000 in federal funds

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ILM will use the money to improve the airport ramp; the area planes use to load and unload passengers. Full story...
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DC Virgo Middle School students skipped class and rocked out

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videoA band called Hello Revolution fired up students and teachers. The band is a part of the Young American Showcase, a Florida-based production company that works to motivate students. Full story...
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Early Risers with a Valentine's Day twist

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videoFlorists do not usually work extremely early in the morning, but wait until the holiday of love comes around. That's when their hours become thorny. Full story...
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NC firefighter finds wife dead on emergency call

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A volunteer firefighter found his wife dead when he responded to a hit-and-run call on a rural North Carolina road. Full story...
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Man charged with DWI after hitting two parked cars on Market Street

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Police said the man was driving away from downtown when he crossed the median, hitting a light pole. Full story...
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Seniors are invited to a night of dancing at UNCW

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Valentine’s Day comes a little early this year for seniors and UNCW students at the 15th annual Young at Heart Social. Full story...
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Wilmington residents can discuss planned improvements for Front Street

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Wednesday night Wilmington residents will be able to see first hand what the city is doing to improve Front Street. Full story...
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UNC budget cuts could cause waves in Wilmington

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Colleges in the University of North Carolina school system are facing state proposed budget cuts that could cause drastic changes statewide, including here at UNCW. Full story...
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Wrightsville drawbridge to be left open overnight toward end of month

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videoUpcoming work on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge may cause some problems for drivers. The bridge will be left in the upright position overnight for three nights at the end of the month, February 23rd through the 25th. Full story...
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NHC sheriff's are looking for a missing Wilmington man

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs your help in locating a missing Wilmington man. He was last seen Wednesday at his home on Pheasant Court. Full story...
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PPD aquires business overseas

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PPD is stretching its assets further into Europe. On Monday, the company announced it will acquire Ab.C.R.O., a contract research organization operating in central and eastern Europe. Full story...
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Cape Fear Rugby starts season with landslide victory

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videoSaturday marked the season opener for the Cape Fear Rugby team. Fear hosted Greenville, SC and cruised to a convincing 47-point win, defending their home turf 59-12. Full story...
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Sunday's mountain bike event at Blue Clay Road Park

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videoMore than a hundred cyclists participated in Sunday's mountain bike event at the Blue Clay Road Park in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Local man is turning his life around, one step at a time

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videoWhile unemployment rates continue to rise and homes are going into foreclosure one Wilmington resident is overcoming the odds. Full story...
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