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New Hanover County News

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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Leland man charged with attempted murder

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Police also say David Lloyd gave officers a fake name when they arrested him. Investigators say he attacked a 33-year-old New York woman July 26 near the north end pier. She managed to break free and called 911. Full story...
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General Assembly approves tighter restrictions on landfills

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New legislation approved in the General Assembly today makes it tougher for landfills to be built in North Carolina. Full story...
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Local bridges considered safe

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videoHere in North Carolina there are more than 13,000 bridges. The bridge over Route 133 was built in 1934. It's one of 15 bridges in New Hanover County that is considered structurally deficient because of its age and because it's deteriorating. Full story...
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City Council candidate: Todd Turner

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Todd Turner is a first-time Wilmington City Council candidate. A native of southeastern North Carolina who grew up in Wilmington, Turner is a proponent of planning in advance as Wilmington's population continues to expand. Full story...
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School supplies tax-free this weekend

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For many students the first day of classes is just around the corner. That means it's time to pick up "back to school" supplies. This weekend is a good time to stock up, as most of what you will likely need is tax free. Full story...
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Murder suspect's mother arrested, charged with accessory to murder

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videoA mother who may have been trying to protect her son in a local murder case, may end up serving more than four years in jail. Police arrested the mother of murder suspect Larry Thompson Wednesday night and charged her with accessory to murder. Investigators say Debra Thompson refused to tell police where her son was. They say she also withheld evidence from detectives. Full story...
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Local mother starts autism summer school

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videoA local mother of two autistic boys has turned the challenges of her situation into a blessing for many other families. She was able to single-handedly start a summer school for autistic children. Full story...
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Senate revives Wilmington riot bill in Wright-free measure

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State senators have at last acknowledged and expressed "profound regret" for the 1898 Wilmington race riot. Today, they unanimously approved a new resolution that bypasses the embattled lawmaker who originally proposed the step. Full story...
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