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New Hanover County News

Landscapers unhappy with water restrictions

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When it comes to the drought landscapers have some strong words for Wilmington city leaders. Full story...
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TroubleShooters UPDATE: City to fix massive pipe leak

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Viewer Rick Summers brought us photos of water leaking out of the intake pipes for the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. Full story...
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Meteorologists: Tsunami could hit our area

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A group of meteorologists at the National Weather Service say the threat of a tsunami hitting our area is real. Full story...
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If Wright runs, so will attorney Goolsby

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If troubled state Rep. Thomas Wright does indeed run for reelection, someone else is vowing to run against him. Full story...
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Duck hunting not allowed in city limits

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A reminder that it is not ducky to discharge a weapon within Wilmington city limits. Full story...
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Convention center construction due to start soon

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Signs of life are expected soon at the Wilmington convention center site. Full story...
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Family Focus Night teaches parents, kids about gang activity

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A meeting at Myrtle Grove Middle School was part of a series of meetings at New Hanover County Schools that is opening up the eyes of parents and kids to bad behavior going on close to home. Full story...
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UNCW says no to downtown party shuttle

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UNCW students said yes, but school leaders said no when it came to supporting a bus service that would bring students back to campus after a night partying downtown. Full story...
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Wilmington substance abuse clinic expands

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A Wilmington substance abuse clinic is expanding to help treat more adults who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction. Full story...
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WPD adds civilian traffic investigators

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The Wilmington Police Department added two new members to its team. They may ride around in cars with flashing lights and sirens, but they don't have the same authority as other officers. Full story...
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City discusses Monkey Junction annexation

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videoWilmington City Council members met Monday night to discuss annexing parts of Monkey Junction. The expansion would mean more money for the city, forcing businesses and hundreds of residents to pay city taxes. Full story...
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Crews to shut down part of Market Street Monday

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A traffic alert if you're planning on driving through Wilmington: the 5600 block of Market Street is shut down heading into the city after a delivery truck crashed into a fire hydrant. Full story...
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Man sentenced to 40 years for rape, kidnapping

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A man accused of kidnapping and raping five women in New Hanover and Wake Counties has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Full story...
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Local high school dropout rates on the rise

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Statewide numbers show dropout rates among high school students have been increasing every year since 2002. State education officials are meeting in Raleigh to determine how to fund a program dedicated to preventing future dropouts. Full story...
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WECT GM, Karl Davis, dies at 59

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videoWe extend our condolences to our colleagues at WECT as they mourn the death of their General Manager Karl Davis. Full story...
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