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New Hanover County News

Mrs. North Carolina crowned

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Nicole Hinson was crowned on Saturday at the annual pageant in Gastonia. Hinson has participated in the pageant for the past five years and has always placed but is excited for her big win this year. Full story...
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Clinton, Obama open campaign offices in Wilmington

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The countdown continues to the May 6 election and the North Carolina primary is drawing increasing attention from the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns. Full story...
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Rachel Freeman School principal wins Razor Walker Award

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videoSince 1993 the Watson School of Education at UNCW has honored individuals who have made a difference in the lives of young people in our state. Full story...
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UNCW gets web radio station

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The UNCW Seahawks have a new place to soar: over the web. Monday Hawkstream Radio hit the internet. Full story...
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61st Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival: April 9 - 13, 2008

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The 61st Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival will be held April 9-13, 2008 in the greater Wilmington area. The Festival is a celebration of Wilmington’s exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture during its five days of entertainment that includes: a parade, street fair, circus, concerts, pageantry, and all that is Southern. Full story...
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2007 driest year on record for NC

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video2007 was the driest year on record in North Carolina. In Wilmington we finished off the year almost two feet below normal. 2008 has gotten off to a wetter start, which is good news for area lakes including Jordan Lake, which is our main water source. Full story...
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Azalea Belles are ready for their debut

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videoThe Azalea Belles are ready to step into the spotlight. Full story...
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Summit gives voice to teen problems

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videoIn Wilmington, students gathered at New Hanover High School for the 3rd annual Teen Summit. Urban Promotions organized the event, which was geared toward helping local teens overcome adolescent issues. Full story...
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Coastal Living comes to Cape Fear

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Everything from furniture to fine crafts to baby dolls were available at Cape Fear Community College this weekend. Full story...
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Local organization puts finishing touches on war memorial

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Step Up For Soldiers raised $67,000 in honor of some local soldiers who died in Iraq. Full story...
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Fire on Fifth

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Flames engulfed the house at 912 North Fifth St. in downtown Wilmington on Friday evening. Full story...
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New airline takes off in Wilmington

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Wilmington's newest airline took off for the first time from ILM on Friday afternoon. The flight was sold out. Full story...
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CFCC celebrates 50 years in Wilmington

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In fifty years Cape Fear Community College has grown from an industrial education building, to a technical institute to the state's fifth largest community college. Full story...
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Former Rep. Wright guilty, sentenced to up to 8 years in prison

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videoFormer Rep. Thomas Wright has been sentenced between roughly six and eight years in prison after a jury found him guilty of fraud. The crimes are nearly identical to those that led his colleagues in the House to kick him out of office. Full story...
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Probation officers overworked

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The probation officer in charge of monitoring Laurence Lovette -- the North Carolina teen accused of murdering two college students -- reportedly never met Lovette face-to-face. Full story...
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