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New Hanover County News

Jordan visits Wilmington Boys and Girls Club

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"His Airness" was back at his childhood stomping grounds today. Full story...
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Local woman fights breast cancer

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videoNearly 180,000 women battle breast cancer every year, according to the American Cancer Society. But you can beat it. Full story...
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WPD arrests six in prostitution bust

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Wilmington police were busy last night. They arrested six suspects in a downtown prostitution bust. Full story...
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New law to keep drug dealers farther from kids

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A new law will soon take effect to keep drug dealers farther away from our kids. Full story...
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Parents demand increased school security

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videoIt's been a week that would give any parent reason to worry. Six schools in downtown Wilmington were put on lock-down Thursday after reports of a gunman near New Hanover High School. Two days earlier a young man was murdered a block away from New Hanover High School, minutes after school let out. Full story...
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Wake County DA investigating Wright

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We have an update on the ethics investigation surrounding Wilmington lawmaker Thomas Wright. Full story...
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More police to patrol New Hanover High School after lock-down

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videoMore police officers will patrol around New Hanover High School Friday after a report of a gunman and threats of violence put the school on lock-down Thursday afternoon. It's the second time this week the school has been locked down. Now some students say they don't feel safe on campus. Full story...
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Students, parents feel unsafe after school lock-down

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NewsChannel 3 had a chance to talk to parents and students who were in school while the lock-down was going on today. All of the students we talked to said they don't feel safe at New Hanover High School. Full story...
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Riverfest is this weekend

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If you're looking for some good food, a lot of fun and live entertainment downtown Wilmington is the place to be this weekend. Full story...
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Congress rallying support to override Bush's SCHIP veto

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Children's health care is again center stage after President Bush did what he said he'd do. The president vetoed a major expansion of the SCHIP program that would have made more children eligible for federal health insurance. Full story...
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Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, get pink hair

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Want to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a creative and fashionable way? For a $10 donation you can get a bright pink hair extension. The money goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Full story...
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Schools locked down after gun scare

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A man with a gun was reportedly seen near New Hanover High School. A SWAT team responded to the call at approximately 2 p.m. A student reported seeing someone suspicious approaching the school on the Market Street crosswalk. Full story...
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Wilmington Planning Commission discusses riverfront development

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Wilmington's Planning Commission meets Wednesday night to discuss rezoning 10 acres of land on the south side of downtown, near the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Full story...
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Number of businesses leave downtown Wilmington

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videoWhen you're in downtown Wilmington you may notice a number of vacant businesses with for-sale and for rent signs on them. Front Street has no shortage of empty spots but that doesn't appear to bother too many people. Kurt Trede and his brother may want to relocate their Carolina Beach restaurant to Front Street. Full story...
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Port sets up new security precaution

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The port has instituted yet another security precaution. Beginning Wednesday each container truck that leaves the Port of Wilmington will pass through a special device to detect nuclear and radiological materials. Full story...
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