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New Hanover County News

Port Railway Expands

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Rail traffic through the port of Wilmington will flow more smoothly thanks to an additional rail siding. A partnership between the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the Ports Authority, and the Wilmington Terminal Railroad is making the addition possible. Full story...
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United Way Cape Fear Area Appoints a Campaign Chair

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Thursday, The United Way annouced UNC-W Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo as the campaign chair. Dipaolo accepted more than one million dollars in donations all coming from local companies. Full story...
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Study Finds Sex, Drugs, and Violence among Middle Schoolers

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A recent survey shows an alarming number of New Hanover County middle and high school students are engaging in risky behavior like violence, drug use, and even sexual activity. Full story...
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Deputies bust stores for selling counterfeit goods

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New Hanover County deputies have uncovered a number of stores around the area selling counterfeit goods. Four stores have been busted so far. Authorities say they were selling everything from phony Nikes to boot leg CD's and DVD's. Full story...
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City Pipe Leaks into Yard

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A Wilmington man says it's city water that's leaking into his yard, and it's making a big mess. What has him so upset is that this is not the first time water has drained onto his property. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Taking cases to small claims court

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videoHere at NewsChannel 3 we get a lot of calls from folks who have been ripped off. Many of these viewers could probably resolve their problems in small claims court, but they may not know how. Full story...
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Some parents unhappy with preschoolers making pit stop on school bus route

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videoSome preschoolers in New Hanover County who ride the bus to school are making a pit stop on their way that some parents say they didn't know about. This year the Board of Transportation is having preschoolers and year round elementary students ride together to save money. But some parents say they weren't aware their young children had to make a bus change on the way to school. Full story...
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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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