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New Hanover County News

Possible progress in two New Hanover County road projects

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There may be some progress in two New Hanover County road projects. Construction on Military Cutoff was supposed to be completed back in May. But changes and additions to the project caused delays. Full story...
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City presents 10-year plan to end homelessness

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The City of Wilmington presented its ten-year plan Wednesday night to end chronic homelessness. Full story...
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Residents, authorities meet to stop Creekwood violence

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videoRecent violence in the Creekwood community is keeping City leaders motivated to get the area cleaned up. The organizer of the event says one of the main topics of Wednesday's meeting is the violence in the area. In May a 17-year-old was shot and killed in the neighborhood. Full story...
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Wilmington tour highlights local film spots

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videoYou probably know Wilmington is home to TV shows like Dawson's Creek and one tree hill. But what you might not know is Wilmington is home to more than 400 other movie and television productions. Full story...
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Senator to run for governor

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Gubernatorial candidate Fred Smith was in Wilmington Wednesday, talking about his goals if elected. Full story...
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City to spend $220,000 researching employee salaries

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videoAre Wilmington city employees being paid what they're worth? A costly new study will try to answer that question. The Wilmington City Council decided Tuesday night to hire a company to study the salaries of all city employees to see if they're comparable with employees for other cities. Full story...
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Prosecutor: Investigation of Wright should finish by October 1

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Prosecutors say they hope a criminal investigation of state Representative Thomas Wright will be done by October 1. Full story...
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More students on road as UNCW resumes classes

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Classes start Wednesday at UNC-Wilmington, and that means you can expect many more cars on the road. Full story...
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City Council looks at employee pay scales, rash of shootings

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The City of Wilmington will take a look at employee pay scales after the City Council Tuesday night voted to hire an outside firm to help. Full story...
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UNCW holds annual Beach Blast

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videoIn the past UNCW's beach blast has caused major headaches for residents of Wrightsville Beach and those who have to clean up. So far officials say there have been no problems with things such as alcohol, litter and out of control behavior. Full story...
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Ninth-graders work on high school diploma, college degree

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videoAs classes started Tuesday some ninth-graders got a chance to work toward a high school diploma and a college degree. Full story...
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Winter Park Fire Department donates remaining money to CFCC

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The Winter Park Fire Department continues to give back to the community even after closing its doors. This time it's in the form of a donation to Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools get report card

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videoThe New Hanover County school system recently got a report card of its own. The grades were mixed and that's upsetting for some parents. The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to track adequate yearly progress. Of New Hanover County's 35 public schools, 14 made adequate yearly progress. That's 40 percent of the county's schools. Full story...
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Man convicted after fourth DWI charge

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It's the fourth time he's been charged with drunken driving, but the first time the charges stuck. Efrain Rodriguez pleaded guilty in New Hanover County court Monday for driving while impaired in August 2006. Full story...
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UNCW professor featured in national magazine for global warming work

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videoA UNCW professor was featured recently in a national science magazine for his work with global warming and the affect it's having on some penguin species. Professor Steven Emslie has been traveling to Antarctica for decades to study the behavior of Adelie penguins. Full story...
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