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New Hanover County News

Confusion continues with CFPUA bills

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority's bills are causing some confusion for customers. Some customers are complaining that they have to pay for 4 months worth of water use in a matter of weeks. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach bridge closures end

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has canceled its planned closures for the drawbridge after the necessary work was completed. Full story...
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Wilmington bowler is confident he can beat President Obama

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videoThe Commander in Chief recently made a comment heard across the globe. Now, it is encouraging Special Olympic bowlers from all over to show off their skills, especially one Wilmington bowler who can top President Obama's bowling score any day. Full story...
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Campus clean-up held for Mary C. Williams Elementary

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Parents, students and members of Christ Community Church were out in the beautiful weather doing a good deed this weekend. Full story...
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Vandalism hits Sunset Park neighborhood

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Residents of Wilmington's Sunset Park neighborhood woke up Sunday to find some of their personal property vandalized. They said crime is a growing concern. Full story...
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Hundreds of princesses gathered for fun in Wilmington

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A Wilmington steakhouse was transformed into an enchanted kingdom Sunday, as hundreds of little princesses gathered for the 7th Annual Azalea Festival Children's Tea. Full story...
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Animal Control offers free rabies clinic

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videoIn the past two weeks, there have been seven confirmed cases of rabies in New Hanover County. Animal Control officials say they haven't seen that many since the late nineties, and as a result, hundreds of pet owners took advantage of a free rabies clinic Saturday. Full story...
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Horseback therapy for children with autism

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Members of New Hanover County’s Gang Task Force helped kids with autism hop on horses for the very first time Saturday. Horseback riding has proven to be therapeutic for many children with autism, while boosting their self-esteem and trust in others. Full story...
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New Hanover Regional Medical Center hosts job fair

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There is some good news on the economic front. While many businesses are cutting back, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is hiring. Full story...
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Church members pitch in to assist with Mary C. Williams beautification

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Because of budget cuts, there isn't much funding to maintain the school grounds, so volunteers, including members from Christ Community Church, brought their gardening tools Saturday to help keep Mary C. Williams Elementary School beautiful. Full story...
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Sexting a growing trend, but not locally

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videoThe typical sexting scenario involves a young couple who sends nude photos to each other as a special gift. But once they break up, those pictures can be used as leverage for revenge. Full story...
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Globetrotters entertain packed Trask Coliseum crowd, beat Rendleman and Generals

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videoNobody is quite sure how WWAY’s John Rendleman got invited to play against the Harlem Globetrotters Friday night at Trask Coliseum, but once the invitation came, the Washington Generals’ secret weapon said, “I had to accept it.” Full story...
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Halfway house women find shelter through local business owner

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videoImagine losing your home in a fire, then a few days later, losing your temporary one. That is what a local women's group went through this week. Full story...
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US Marshals and Wilmington Police scoop up 220 fugitives

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videoA four day roundup yielded quite a crop of fugitives in the Wilmington area this week. 220 people were arrested, from violent criminals to probation absconders. Full story...
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NHC Sheriff's Dept. identify weapon in Vann murder, may have DNA

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It has been more than a month since 20-year-old Corey Vann was shot on River Road after leaving work at Brunswick Cove Nursing Home. Relatives were worried the case had gone cold, but the sheriff's department says their investigation continues. Full story...
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