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New Hanover County News

Prescribed burn planned at Halyburton Park

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The burn of about 30 acres will help reduce the risk of wildfires, benefit plants and animals that need fire to thrive, promote plant species that attract wildlife and restores a natural element of long leaf pine forest. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Pantano announces 2012 run

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video As WWAY reported FIRST ON 3 Monday afternoon, Ilario Pantano has announced a second run for Congress. The Republican made the announcement Monday morning during a radio appearance on WAAV. Full story...
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WPD gives out free gun locks

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Part of being a responsible gun owner is being a safe gun owner. Today the Wilmington Police Department handed out free gun locks as part of a national gun safety program called Project ChildSafe. Full story...
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Lawmakers reviewing involuntary annexation law

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Lawmakers are considering a bill to suspend for one year a much-hated and applauded North Carolina law that allows cities and towns to expand against property owners' wishes. Full story...
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Port City Java sold

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Steve Schnitzler, head of PCJ Ventures LLC, says the coffee house chain was bought Feb. 1 by Black Gold Holdings LLC, which is owned by Wilmington businessman W. Cecil Worsley, III, who also owns an oil and convenience store business in the area. Full story...
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Former ABC administrator appears in court

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Former New Hanover County ABC administrator Billy Williams made his first appearance in New Hanover County court Tuesday morning, pleading not guilty to felony charges claiming he paid for private construction on his property with public money. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Thompson won't run again in 2012

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This will be Jason Thompson's last term in elected office. At least for now. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pantano will challenge McIntyre again for Congressional seat in 2012

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WWAY NewsChannel 3 has learned that Ilario Pantano will announce tomorrow that he will challenge Congressman Mike McIntyre again in 2012. Full story...
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Former ABC administrator Williams indicted

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videoFor the last several months, state and federal investigators have been investigating the New Hanover County ABC Board, including the activities of its former administrator Billy Williams. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover alum Jay Ross soaking in Super Bowl experience - UPDATE: Packers & Jay Ross win Super Bowl !!

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videoNew Hanover High grad Jay Ross is a defensive lineman on the Packers' practice squad. His family here in Wilmington is anxiously waiting for Super Sunday hoping Jay will be part of a Super Bowl-winning team. UPDATE: The Packers won and Jay will stop by WWAY when he returns to the Port City to tell Wilmington all about it. Full story...
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