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New Hanover County News

Students at Noble Middle take part in National Engineer Week

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Representatives from the United States Army Corp of Engineers paid students at Noble Middle School a visit Tuesday. It was part of National Engineer Week. Full story...
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County commissioners give Southeastern its two million dollars

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Southeastern handed that money over to the county several years ago toward a joint public and mental health facility; then came the financial crisis and they wanted the money back. Full story...
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Actor Ed Asner visits Wilmington with a traveling theatre group

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Ed Asner, well known for his work on Mary Tyler Moore and Lou Grant, is in Wilmington with a traveling theatre group. He and fellow cast members spoke on a panel at the WHQR studios. Full story...
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Louisiana Pacific laying off

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Louisiana-Pacific Corporation announced Tuesday plans to curtail production at its laminated veneer lumber mill off Highway 421 in Wilmington. Full story...
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City budget retreat looks at tax distribution

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videoThe city of Wilmington accounts for nearly eighty percent of the county sales and property tax revenue. Wilmington officials say it's time some of that money started coming back to help the city. Full story...
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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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