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New Hanover County News

Follow up on Officer Matthews' death

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videoThis tragedy brings to light the risk police officers take daily to keep our streets safe. Police officers take an oath to serve and protect their community, and most stand by that to the end. Full story...
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A Wilmington adult store is left wondering why it is being forced to close

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videoThe city has closed the doors on a Wilmington adult entertainment store, despite the fact that similar shops operate less than a half a mile away. Full story...
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New Hanover County school officials are asking for parents help

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Parents with students in New Hanover County schools are being encouraged to attend a district improvement meeting Thursday night. Full story...
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New Hanover County Animal Control holds another Dog Court

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The dangerous dog board heard one case last night; a dispute between neighbors who live in a development off Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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Planners present designs for Cape Fear Skyway

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A new cable bridge connected New Hanover and Brunswick County is one step closer to reality. Full story...
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Market Street public forum continues Thursday night

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The second of two public forums addressing congestion, safety and general appearance of Market Street is Thursday night. Full story...
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Volunteer rates increase as unemployment rates go up

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videoFor the last five years Rory Platow has volunteered through the Cape Fear Volunteer Center. He lost his job three weeks ago, and is now looking for a new one, but that hasn't limited his volunteer hours. Full story...
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One Wilmington bank may be in trouble

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The exact words they use about Cooperative Bank are "troubled condition", which means the bank is now subject to restrictions on its asset growth, capital distributions and management fees. Full story...
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Market Street traffic flow to be discussed

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The DOT, along with Wilmington and New Hanover County are already working to fix one of the area's most congested roads. A plan is in the works to improve traffic flow on Market Street from Colonial Drive, all the way to the Pender County line. Full story...
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Virus over at local nursing home

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A virus that swept through a New Hanover County nursing home seems to have run its course. Residents experienced nausea and diarrhea as a result of the virus. Full story...
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Annexation of Monkey Junction is one step closer

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videoPanhandling, taxi fares and annexation were among the agenda items at Tuesday night's Wilmington City Council meeting. Full story...
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Friends, colleagues remember police officer killed in crash

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videoA Wilmington Police officer died in a car crash early Wednesday morning after losing control of his patrol car around the 3900 block of Shipyard Blvd. Full story...
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Southeastern Center for Mental Health getting boost

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videoLast night, New Hanover county commissioners returned two million dollars to Southeastern to help them get through the fiscal year. Two million dollars may not solve all of Southeastern Mental Health's financial problems, but they said that money would help. Full story...
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Monday's layoffs at LP not surprising

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videoLP is the second major construction supply company in New Hanover County to recently fall victim to a slumping housing market. National Gypsum, a dry wall company on Carolina Beach Road laid off more than sixty people when it closed last month. Full story...
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City council to vote on issues Tuesday night

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Wilmington city council members are expected to vote tonight on a number of items that have piqued public interest lately including annexation, taxi rates, and panhandling. Full story...
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