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New Hanover County News

Social media conference teaches lessons Weiner didn't learn

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video Social media experts are meeting at the Wilmington Convention Center this week trying to teach businesses the benefits of the new technology. But as the controversy surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner shows, there are also many risks. Full story...
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Kindergartener gets surprise birthday gift: Dad home from Afghanistan

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video The men and women who serve our county sacrifice a lot. Some leave their families for long periods of time and miss important moments. Today, one little girl got an early birthday present all the way from Afghanistan. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Castle Hayne Incorporation Bill passes senate

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Castle Hayne is a step closer to becoming a town. The North Carolina Senate this afternoon approved a bill to let voters decide whether to incorporate. Full story...
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Banned paver with Wilmington ties guilty of contempt

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A contractor with a long history of problems has been found in contempt for violating a court order that banned him from paving work in North Carolina, Attorney General Roy Cooper said today. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: State Court of Appeals upholds Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction

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The NC Court of Appeals today upheld Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction. Opponents can still appeal to the NC Supreme Court. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Gov. Perdue coming to Wilmington to talk budget and education

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Gov. Bev Perdue today will meet with education leaders in Wilmington. She will brief leaders on the impact of the proposed budget and ask for their input on what budget cuts will mean for education in New Hanover County. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. schools talk money with commissioners over budget discussion

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video Funding for education was one of the main issues discussed during the New Hanover County Commission meeting Monday night. Tim Markley, the New Hanover County Schools superintendent, requested $1 million for their operating budget, the same amount that was allotted last year. Full story...
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NC Secretary of State to lead Learn to Spot and Avoid Fraud event in Wilmington

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Learn to Spot and Avoid Fraud will help Wilmington residents fight back against the crooks and swindlers who are taking advantage of tough economic times to target investors, especially the elderly. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Twenty percent of Wilmington homeowners "upside down" on their mortgage

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In Wilmington, 20.40 percent, or 14,608, of all residential properties with a mortgage were in negative equity for first quarter 2011. An additional 6.30 percent, or 4,519, were in near negative equity. Full story...
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Castle Hayne incorporation clears Senate vote

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The state Senate is one vote away from helping open the door for Castle Hayne to become New Hanover County's fifth incorporated area. Full story...
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