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New Hanover County News

River Road reopens as victim is identified

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies closed a stretch of River Road early this morning as they investigate what they say is a homicide. Full story...
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First-ever class at Mosley Center receives diplomas

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The seven members of the first-ever class at the Mary Mosley Performance Learning Center received their diplomas Wednesday. Full story...
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New park in Wilmington opens Thursday

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A ribbon cutting takes place at James E.L. Wade Park at 3500 Bethel Road. It begins at 10:30 Thursday morning. Full story...
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Police make arrests in two Wilmington murders

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department made arrests in the Daryon Walker and Dyuane Simpson murder cases Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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Immigrants become US citzens in Southport

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videoAt Wednesday’s naturalization ceremony in Southport, 98 people became US citizens. For Rafael Torres and many others, citizenship has been a long time coming. “This is the end of the process today, after basically 1999 when I arrived in North Carolina." Full story...
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New company to use Port of Wilmington

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More business is on the way for the Port of Wilmington Independent Container Line has signed on to begin weekly service between Wilmington, and northern Europe and the United Kingdom. The weekly trips will start in late March. Full story...
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Star News classifieds down by thirty percent

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The New York Times Company is battling along with the rest of the newspaper industry to remain upright during the financial meltdown. The Star News, which is owned by the Times, has seen a decrease in in classifieds and ad revenue as well. Full story...
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Recession is bringing tough times to downtown businesses

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videoHere in Wilmington, the recession continues to hit downtown businesses with a one-two punch, leading some businesses owners to fear they will have to close their doors. Full story...
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75th anniversary of the Wrightsville Beach fire

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videoEach summer, coastal towns worry about the potential of a devastating hurricane. But for Wrightsville Beach, perhaps the greatest disaster happened in the middle of winter. Full story...
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WHQR will continue to operate on half of last year's budget

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After cutting four key positions last month, Wilmington's public radio station has mapped out a new plan. Full story...
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International fuel company purchases a terminal in Wilmington

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An international fuel company plans to open a regional distribution terminal in Wilmington. Full story...
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St. Mary School is helping out those in need

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It is National Catholic Schools Week, and what better way to celebrate, than by helping others? Full story...
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Fort Fisher Aquarium is hitting the road

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Can't get to the state aquarium at Fort Fisher? They are bringing the sea creatures to you. Full story...
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Corning to lay off thousands

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The parent company of one of Wilmington's major employers is eliminating thousands of jobs. Full story...
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Taking Control of Your Health Fair offers wealth of information

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videoThe New Hanover Regional Medical Center and WWAY teamed up for the Taking Control of Your Health Fair on Monday. The health fair, set up in the Dillard’s wing of Independence Mall, consists of ten booths, staffed by different health care professionals; you can find info about everything from cancer to nutrition. Full story...
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