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New Hanover County News

More improvements coming to ILM

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More improvements are on the way at Wilmington International Airport. Congressman Mike McIntyre presented a check to the airport for almost $2.5 million Wednesday. Full story...
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No charges in Wrightsville Beach draw bridge accident

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Nobody is being charged for a bridge-versus-boat accident at the Wrightsville Beach draw bridge Monday. Full story...
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UNCW hosts education summit

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The University of North Carolina at Wilmington was the site for a rather weighty summit on education Wednesday -- a summit that included the public. Full story...
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Crowded Brunswick County school to get relief

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Belville Elementary will be getting eight additional classrooms by August 2008. The school board voted unanimously in favor of the new classrooms as well as site improvements. Full story...
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Avoiding identity theft

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Handling personal finances online is often easier than doing it the old fashioned way. But with identity theft becoming more common, consumers need to be careful. Local experts on identity theft say the best way to deal with online theft online is to try and avoid it in the first place. Full story...
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Friday is deadline for New Hanover County voter registration

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Attention voters: the deadline for voter registration is this Friday: Sept. 15, 2007. Full story...
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WPD gets grant to help with rehabilitation

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The Wilmington Police Department is trying to help the people they arrest. The US Attorney's Office recently awarded the WPD grant money so they can help inmates released from prison. Full story...
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Apartments under repair after fires

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The Canterbury Woods apartment complex is under repair, after a fire there. A fire this past July damaged eight apartments in the complex. Full story...
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Investigators: Apartment fire could have been prevented

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videoInvestigators say the fire started when someone threw a lit cigarette into the mulch near a building at Abbott's Run. But officials say that kind of combustible material shouldn't have been near the building in the first place. Full story...
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Locals remember 9/11 attacks

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videoPeople around the country and here at home are remembering the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Outside Randall Library the college Republicans have placed 3,000 flags in remembrance. This was just one way people are showing support Tuesday. Full story...
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City attempts to recycle water

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With Wilmington under a stage-one water conservation alert, the city is doing its part by recycling water. Pumps are draining the city's public pools and using the water for irrigation. The pool water is being routed to nearby sprinklers to water the grass in the parks surrounding the pools. Full story...
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Insurance commissioner pushes for better window standards

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North Carolina's insurance commissioner is pushing for windows in new homes along the coast to be protected from the debris thrown around by hurricanes. Full story...
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Fire evacuates a dozen Wilmington apartments

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videoAt least a dozen apartments were ruined by a fire that tore through a Wilmington complex this afternoon. Some residents of Abbott's Run say the fire ruined practically everything they had. Without renter's insurance, many are left wondering how to replace what the blaze destroyed. Full story...
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NAACP to hold state conference in Wilmington

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One of the oldest civil rights organizations, the NAACP, just announced it's 64th annual North Carolina State Conference will take place right here in Wilmington. The president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP made the announcement Monday. Full story...
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Project developers to comply with new review process

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Project developers will have to comply with a new review process thanks to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. Full story...
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