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New Hanover County News

Gary Busey's in town

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The horror sequel "Piranha 3DD" just got even scarier. Gary Busey, who often looks like a human piranha, has been added to the film's cast. Full story...
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Crews respond to gas leak in Wilmington

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The Wilmington Fire Department says crews from Piedmont Gas have repaired a gas leak on Colwell Ave. WFD crews evacuated nearby homes and businesses, but everyone has now been allowed to return home. Full story...
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Unemployment dips across Cape Fear

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Unemployment dropped in 99 of North Carolina's 100 county's in March, including all five in our area, according to data from the Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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School bus rear ends fire truck

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An accident this morning involving a school bus and a fire truck left the bus being towed away. Full story...
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Cab driver hits legal speed bump in Wrightsville Beach

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video He was trying to pick up a woman who needed a ride but instead he got a ticket for stopping on the side of the street. Cab driver Gary Nolt said he was just doing his job early Saturday morning when he was picking up customers in Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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"Piranhas" in Wilmington!

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Don't go in the water! That is, unless you're brave enough to face off with even more piranha in the sequel to last summer's surprise hit, Piranha 3D. Dimension Films announced today that principal photography has begun in Wilmington, N.C., on Piranha 3DD (yes, that's the real title) and that audiences should know that "there's something in the water . . . again." Full story...
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BREAKING FIRST ON 3: School bus accident sends two to hospital

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A New Hanover County school bus was involved in a wreck this afternoon on Carolina Beach Road near Monkey Junction. We're told about five students were on the bus at the time. One was sent to the hospital. The driver of the car involved went as well. No word on their injuries or who was at fault. Full story...
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Man police say hit and killed two bicyclists now charged with second degree murder

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A New Hanover County Grand Jury indicted Thomas Howard Grooms, Jr. of two counts of Second Degree Murder in the April 3, 2011 deaths of Ronald David Doolittle II and Ronald David Doolittle III. Full story...
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Hit and run leaves man in critical condition, WPD still searching

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video Wilmington Police need your help finding the suspect of a hit and run that happened last night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: CFPUA deals with 22,400 gallon sewage spill over the weekend

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The CFPUA Operations Department has repaired and mitigated a sewer spill which occurred on April 23, 2011. The incident was reported at 5:45 p.m. and the spill was stopped at 6:20 p.m. (approximately 40 minutes, observed). The spill was from a manhole located at the end of Myrtle Ave. along Bradley Creek. The spill was caused by a failure of the bypass pumping system being used to bypass pump station 35 at Bradley Creek during upgrade and rehabilitation work at the pump station. Full story...
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