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New Hanover County News

Big Wednesday in sports: CFCC falls short in first round of national juco basketball tourney ; UNCW in action

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video Cape Fear Community College is going to have to work their way through the consolation bracket in order to win the national junior college basketball tournament. CFCC lost in the first round of the tournament Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: One person dead in explosion at Sutton Plant

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video A Progress Energy spokesman says one person is dead after the explosion at the L.V. Sutton Energy Complex off US 421. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Commissioner Berger apparently enjoying perks of office; Updated with Berger's response

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When two county commissioners, from the same town, go to the same city to attend the same meeting, how many vehicles do you think they should take? And how long do you think they should keep them if they're owned by the county? Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pantano misleading about rally against Iman speaking at UNC

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Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano claims that UNC Chapel Hill is paying Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the cleric who wants to build a mosque at Ground Zero, $20,000 to speak Wednesday night on campus. However, a news release distributed by the Institute for Arts and Humanities says the lecture is supported by "private funds." Full story...
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One day after garbage contract falls apart, New Hanover County wants to micro-manage school spending

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video The New Hanover County School Board Chairman got his toes stepped on this week by the newly appointed New Hanover County Commision Chairman. Full story...
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2 former New Hanover County residents win on opening day of NCAA Basketball Tournament

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Eddie Biedenbach used to be a permanent resident at Wrightsville Beach. The UNC Asheville head basketball coach occasionally pops in for a coastal visit during the off season. Brad Brownell used to call Wilmington home. Brownell now coaches Clemson. Interestingly enough, UNC Asheville and Clemson were the only two winning teams on Tuesday night in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Full story...
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Historic WNIT bid for UNCW... if you think Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is excited, then you're right

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video Wouldn't it be great if we all get to see a WNIT championship banner hanging in Trask Coliseum next season? For that to happen the Seahawks need to roll off six consecutive wins. Stranger things have happened. Full story...
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Seven wins in a row for UNCW baseball.... and counting

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video It appeared the winning streak was going to vanish Tuesday night at Brooks Field for the Seahawks. The ninth inning saved UNCW though. The streak is now seven. Do I hear eight? Full story...
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Stilman White Update: Wilmington to Chapel Hill pipeline continues to inch closer & closer

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Back in the early 1980s a basketball guard from Wilmington chose to attend the University of North Carolina. Michael Jordan's world soon became "our world." Will Chapel Hill become home to another Wilmington guard 30 years later? Full story...
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Wilmington comics heading on ultimate Yankees road trip

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video If you're a baseball fanatic, you've probably dreamed about going to each and every one of your team's games. Well two local comics are about to begin a six-month journey that will attempt to do just that. Full story...
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