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New Hanover County News

Beach to Battleship triathlon caused delays

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Participants in the Beach to the Battleship Ironman Triathlon swam, biked and ran all over the Wilmington area Saturday. For drivers, getting around was not as easy. Full story...
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Senator Bob Dole in Wilmington drawing support for his wife

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Senator Elizabeth Dole and Kay Hagan are locked in one of the nation's closest Senate races, and the Dole campaign just released a controversial ad. Full story...
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Cape Fear Fair and Expo has something for everyone

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videoThe Cape Fear Fair and Expo is in full swing. Hundreds made the best of the great weather Sunday and spent the day enjoying what the fair has to offer. Full story...
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Great day to go fly a kite

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videoCrystal blue sky and steady wind equal an ideal day to go fly a kite. Kite lovers could not have asked for a more perfect day for the Third Annual Kite Flying Festival. Full story...
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Last minute phone calls for McCain Campaign

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Volunteers for the McCain campaign were busy on the phone Sunday. Full story...
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Final Obama canvassing

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With less than 48 hours until Election Day, the local obama headquarters are buzzing with activity. Obama supporters spent the day canvassing neighborhoods in Wilmington. Full story...
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Actor Pat Hingle gets a star on Walk of Fame

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videoIt is not the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but for actor Pat Hingle, having a star on Wilmington's Walk of Fame is even better. Full story...
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Strickland family plans to sue

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UNC Wilmington and its police department face a lawsuit filed by the family of Peyton Strickland. Full story...
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Police out in force this Halloween night

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videoWith Halloween falling on a Friday night, police will be out in force. That is because 52 people died in Halloween accidents across the state over a ten year period. Full story...
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A Marine in Iraq gets to watch his baby's birth in Wilmington

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videoA new dad stationed overseas had the chance to watch one of life's most precious moments, thanks to the help of a local hospital, and some technological upgrades. Full story...
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Volunteers celebrating the end of sea turtle nesting season

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videoAlong with celebrating Halloween Friday, volunteers in Topsail Beach are celebrating the official end to sea turtle nesting season. Though it was a successful year, with thousands of baby turtles hatching, officials said there is still a long way to go before they can be pulled off the endangered species list. Full story...
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Friday brought another large turnout for voting

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videoTomorrow is the last day of early-voting. Large turnouts at the polls have caused several counties to extend the deadline to meet the demand. With all the talk about the heavy turnout for this year's elections, many voters made sure they were prepared before getting in line. Full story...
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Midnight Madness tonight at the Cape Fear Fair & Expo

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If spooky is not your scene, take the family to enjoy all the rides, including eight new ones at the Cape Fear Fair and Expo. This year the fair at Wilmington International Airport features clear-span tents.

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5th Annual Pumpkin Party at Wilmington's Fit for Fun Center

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Around 100 kids and their parents came out to Wilmington's Fit for Fun Center for the 5th Annual Pumpkin Party. Full story...
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Candidates for the 18th House District Seat

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videoOn Tuesday, voters in parts of New Hanover and Pender counties will select a permanent representative for the 18th House District Seat formerly held by Thomas Wright. Full story...
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