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New Hanover County News

SPEC teachers are up early to help out working parents

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videoOnce 7:00 a.m. arrives, steady streams of parents begin dropping off their children at Southeastern Preschool Education Center, but some parents need to drop off their kids even earlier. Full story...
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WHQR announces cuts will be made

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The recession is taking its toll on Wilmington's public radio station, WHQR. On Monday, they announced four key positions will be cut from its staff. Full story...
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Anonymous tip line used sparsely

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videoThe anonymous tip line implemented by the WPD has had only limited success so far. Text-a-Tip is a way for residents to help fight crime. So why aren't more people using it? Full story...
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WBPD plays Santa

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videoThe Wrightsville Beach Police Department came bearing gifts today. The daughter of a fallen fellow law enforcement officer made a list, they checked it twice, and she got just about everything on it. Full story...
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Seniors knit hats for newborns

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Volunteers at the New Hanover County Senior Center have knitted about 125 stockings for the newborns, and they put in their final stitches on Monday. Full story...
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Questions surround small plane that flew under Cape Fear bridge

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In Wilmington a small airplane caused quite a stir around the downtown area Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Saint Mary Catholic Church helps out some needy families

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Volunteers from Saint Mary Catholic Church are doing their part to help those less fortunate have a merry Christmas. Full story...
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Gospel group with Wilmington roots is getting national attention

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videoA gospel group with roots right here in Wilmington is garnering national attention. The Murrill’s debut album, Family Prayer, is nominated for a Grammy. Full story...
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Flights back on time at Wilmington International Airport

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It is back to normal at ILM airport this morning. Thanks to rough weather up north, some folks had a difficult time getting to their holiday destinations this weekend. Full story...
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First night of Hanukkah celebrated in downtown Wilmington

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Sunday the Temple of Israel in downtown Wilmington celebrated the festive occasion with an afternoon service. Full story...
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Downtown Donations

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Downtown Wilmington's Finkelstein's, City Buddha, Edge of Urge, and Dog Gone Crazy participated in this weekend's charity giving event. Full story...
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Presents for Your Pet

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You may think you crossed all the names off your Christmas list, but did you remember the family pets? Full story...
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Soldiers Home in time for Christmas

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videoHoliday wishes came true a few days early for some local families. Sunday, men and women serving in Iraq arrived at ILM. Full story...
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Former Port City mayor dies at age 87

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Former Wilmington Mayor Berry Williams passed away Friday night at the age of 87. Williams died of natural causes after spending his final years in hospice. He served two terms as a New Hanover County commissioner in the 1950’s. Full story...
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Speed Limit Rally

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Fourteen kids live on Gordon Road in Wilmington but you would never know it. They're not allowed to play outside because cars drive too fast on the street. Neighborhood residents spent the day rallying, hoping for change. Full story...
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