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New Hanover County News

UNCW announces volleyball signing

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The UNCW volleyball program has announced the signing of outside hitter Leah Gagliardi to a National Letter-of-Intent during the spring signing period. She will join the Seahawks program as a freshman for the 2011 season. Full story...
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Verizon 4G coming Thursday

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Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network is the fastest and most advanced 4G network in America with speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network. Full story...
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Hammerheads win season debut

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They're back... and they're back winning again on the field. The Wilmington Hammerheads shutout Rochester on Sunday afternoon at Legion Stadium. Pro soccer is now officially back in Wilmington. Full story...
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Hammerheads will play on Sunday

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The Rochester Rhinos are in town, but they won't be playing the Wilmington Hammerheads Saturday night. The game has been re-scheduled for Sunday afternoon due to Saturday's severe weather. Full story...
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Spring Shred Event at Crescent State Bank

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Crescent State Bank along with WWAY hosted the Spring Shred Event, an identity theft, recycle and fraud protection event. It gave folks a chance to shred any financial and legal documents, receipts, floppy disks, CDs and VHS cassettes for free. Full story...
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Wind grounds air show for Saturday

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With a line of strong storms approaching our area and a tornado watch up until 9 p.m., the Coastal Carolina Air Show has canceled Saturday's activities. Full story...
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THE RANT: New Hanover Co. goes from "financially strong" in February to $1.8 million in the hole in April. How???

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Two months ago, Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield said New Hanover County was "financially strong." Now Barfield says the county is almost $2 million in the hole and wants to raise property taxes. MR. BARFIELD, WHAT IS GOING ON? Full story...
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Cole Bros. Circus fined for buying endangered elephants

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John Pugh, Wilbur Davenport, and Cole Brothers Circus Inc., entered plea agreements in U.S. District Court in Beaumont, Texas to resolve Endangered Species Act violations related to the purchase and sale of two Asian elephants named “Tina” and “Jewel.” Full story...
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Cat killed in house fire

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WFD crews responded to a residential structure fire at 2111 Creecy Ave. The fire was quickly docked down. A primary search revealed all clear, however, on secondary search a cat was found to have perished in the fire. Full story...
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Customers say Value Place hotel has bed bug problem

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videoWe've all heard the saying "sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite," but a Wilmington hotel customer says she did not sleep too well Thursday night because of a few creepy crawlies. Full story...
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