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New Hanover County News

Greenpeace sails into town targeting coal use

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video The Port City sees many ships come and go, but one that arrived today hopes to leave a lasting impression. Full story...
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Charlotte firm set to buy Hooters

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A Charlotte private equity firm appears set to win a battle to buy the Hooters restaurant chain, known for its provocatively dressed waitresses, according to court documents. Full story...
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Beach towns make their case, but don't want to break up

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Like a jilted lover trying to make amends, last night New Hanover County’s three beach communities confronted the county tourism development authority - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. “We’re not asking to break away from Wilmington,” said Wrightsville Beach Mayor David Cignotti. Full story...
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IRS offers free help for qualifying taxpayers

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Taxpayers around the Wilmington region may want to take advantage of special Saturday hours scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at the Wilmington IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center located at 3340 Jaeckle Drive. Full story...
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Contest winner heads to Sundance for film about her beach litter crusade

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Recently we told you about Danielle Richardet, a Wilmington woman who spends about 20 minutes a day picking cigarette butts off Wrightsville Beach. Her mission was filmed by a crew last month to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this weekend. Full story...
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Power companies say no funny business with high winter bills

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videoIf you want to keep your house warm during the long, cold winter, you have to pay up. Recently we have received phone calls from viewers who say their power bill for December doubled and in some cases tripled. Full story...
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Domestic Violence Shelter and Services celebrates 25 years of service

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An organization that's been helping women and children in need celebrated a quarter century of service today. The Wilmington Domestic Violence Shelter and Services celebrated its 25th anniversary with a breakfast at the Hilton. Full story...
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UPDATE: Brunswick County woman found

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UPDATE (1/20) - Georgia Carole Matthews has returned safely to her residence in Brunswick County. Thank you everyone for their assistance during this investigation. Full story...
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UNCW drops to 3-4 in CAA with Hofstra loss

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Life on the road isn't easy in the CAA. UNCW dropped their second consecutive game on the road on Wednesday night against Hofstra. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue looks for ideas from locals on offshore energy

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video These days people are always looking for ways to become more energy efficient and when it comes to going green in North Carolina people are not hesitating to voice their opinions on how to do just that. Full story...
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