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New Hanover County News

Sea turtle nesting season

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videoEach year hundreds of Loggerhead turtles hatch along our coast and make their way into the ocean. Before they get there, they have plenty of human obstacles to contend with Full story...
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Shooting in Wilmington

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videoTwo local schools were put on lock down this afternoon after a shooting nearby. Full story...
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission calls meeting about local GE plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has called a meeting regarding the GE Plant in Castle Hayne. The commission is concerned about an alert the global nuclear fuels facility issued in January when moisture may have leaked into a container of uranium dioxide powder. Full story...
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UNCW cleared to begin housing construction

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UNC Wilmington has the OK to begin construction on its controversial housing project today. Full story...
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Dog Court in Wilmington

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videoA three-year old boy died Wednesday evening in Onslow County after being mauled by a pit bull at Camp Lejeune. The dog was caught and is being held at the Camp Lejeune kennel. What happens if you have a complaint about a dangerous dog? In New Hanover County it very well may end up in dog court... a light hearted name for a place that could have deadly consequences. Full story...
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New retail complex being planned

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Big plans are in the works for the intersection of Gordon Road and North College. Plans call for a 250,000 square foot shopping center. Full story...
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Cost of summer RVing

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videoRVing is a great way to see the country, but soaring fuel prices may put the brakes on one of the summer's popular vacation activities. Some motor homes have a 55 gallon fuel tank and it costs around $200 to fill. That's up almost $50 from last year. Full story...
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'Kids Making It' helps at-risk youth

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video"Kids Making It" is a wood working program that helps at-risk youth in Wilmington. Full story...
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Biodiesel facility to be built in Wilmington

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A new biodiesel facility has just been approved to be built in Wilmington. The new production plant will be built at the Wilmington state port. Construction is expected to start in about six months. Full story...
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NC law enforcement to help launch crime database

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A new tool aims to solve crimes faster and more effectively. Twenty different law enforcement agencies from across North Carolina came together in Wilmington Tuesday to sign on to an information sharing database. Full story...
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Local children prepare for kindergarten

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videoThe time has come for four-year-olds to say good bye to pre-school and hello to kindergarten. Full story...
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Jury selection begins in Delgado trial

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Jury selection began today in the trial for a man accused of murdering a local FBI employee. Full story...
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Motorcycle Awarness

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videoThe open road is their playground, and for motorcyclists, the open road can also be deadly. This past weekend, two men died in motorcycle accidents. Police say one biker approached a curve too fast, and lost control. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach may increase property taxes

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videoThe Board of Alderman will consider the increase when it reviews its budget Monday night. Wrightsville beach is considering boosting its tax rate from 6.34 cents per $100 to eight cents. That means if you own a $1 million home, your taxes go from $634 to $800 dollars. Full story...
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Southport - Fort Fisher ferry closing

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videoIf you take the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry to work, you may have to find a new way to commute. The ferry ramp needs a tune-up, which means the run will likely be shut down for 2 months this winter. Full story...
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