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New Hanover County News

Carolina Beach residents speak out on town land use plan

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Carolina Beach residents talked to Town Council tonight about plans that could change the face of the New Hanover County beach town. Full story...
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Southeast N.C. under heat advisory Monday

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Southeast North Carolina was under a heat advisory until six p.m. Monday. Experts say 175 people die from heat-related illnesses each year. With our area under a heat advisory, people need to take extra precaution. Full story...
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Local woman starts Saving Animals During Disaster organization

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In the event of a disaster pets are often left to fend for themselves. One local woman decided to make a difference. Full story...
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Company backs out of building convention center

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The City of Wilmington will soon cut a check for almost $500,000 to settle up with the company that was going to build the convention center here. Full story...
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Seniors compete for beauty queen title

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The time to be a beauty queen doesn't have to end after the age of 25 or even 65. Thanks to the Ms. North Carolina America Pageant women 60 years old and over can still vie for the title. Full story...
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New legislation ups landfill fees

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Last week state lawmakers passed legislation that would make it tougher for new landfills to be built in North Carolina. Many people are happy about the environmental benefits of the measure that now awaits Gov. Easley's signature to become law. But those benefits could eventually cost you more money. Full story...
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Local veterans hold weekend event at Hugh MacRae Park

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videoIt's the first event of its kind here in Wilmington. Local veterans spent Saturday at Hugh MacRae Park to get to know each other and share their stories. Bob Page was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne and served in the military for 33 years. He had the opportunity to spend time with other local veterans at a get-together. Full story...
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Teen robbery suspect facing charges

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A 16-year-old Castle Hayne boy is facing armed robbery charges after allegedly robbing three people at gunpoint. Investigators say the incidents happened Saturday night around 11 o'clock in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Sewer repair project continues

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The sewer repair project in the Bradley Creek section of New Hanover county resumed Monday. The work had been suspended because of three spills in the area. Crews caused the spills while trying to repair the pipe that runs through the Wrightsville Green community off of Greenville Loop Road. But repair crews have been cleared to resume pumping sewage through bypass lines while they insert a new liner into the old pipe. Full story...
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Locally-filmed TV pilot debuts in Wilmington

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An independent TV pilot called Baby Blues premiered in Wilmington Friday night. The cast and crew credit its creation to talent kept here with the help of state incentives. Full story...
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Two of N.C.'s most dangerous bridges are in New Hanover County

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According to AAA two of 20 most dangerous bridges in North Carolina are right here in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Victims' descendants want compensation for 1898 Race Riots

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videoThe state of North Carolina has acknowledged and apologized for the 1898 Race Riots, but is that enough? Some descendants of people who were run out of Wilmington during the riots believe along with the apology there should be monetary compensation. Full story...
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GE employees prepare for possible hurricanes

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More than two months into hurricane season and employees at General Electric in Wilmington are still stressing preparedness. Full story...
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Strollathon to benefit Rett Syndrome Research Foundation

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There's an event coming up in October that we want you to know about. It's a strollathon at Wrightsville Beach Park to raise money to find a cure for Rett syndrome. Full story...
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Sewer line repair to begin next week

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Sewer line repair is set to resume early next week in the Bradley Creek area. New Hanover County halted bypass pumping after three accidental spills sent more than 1,300 gallons of untreated wastewater into Bradley Creek. Full story...
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