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New Hanover County News

Drought conditions not as bad for coastal NC

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Just one day after Gov. Mike Easley's plea for state officials to take action on drought conditions we're learning that the coastal region of North Carolina isn't suffering just yet with regard to water loss. We haven't seen considerable rainfall in months. Much of the state is experiencing the worst drought in recorded history. Full story...
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King Cobra gets ultrasound

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The 14-foot-long King Cobra at the Cape Fear Serpentarium received quite a doctor's checkup Monday. Full story...
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New Hanover County man competes overseas in Special Olympics

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videoA New Hanover County man's passion for sports earned him a ticket overseas to compete in the Special Olympic summer games. Full story...
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Local woman fights MS

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videoMultiple Sclerosis can be a crippling disease, attacking the central nervous system. But one local woman is battling MS and winning. Full story...
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Battle brewing over USS Kitty Hawk

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videoA battle is brewing over a plan to bring the USS Kitty Hawk to the Port City. New Hanover County commissioners and city leaders support the idea. But not everyone is onboard with the idea of an aircraft carrier joining our battle ship. Local leaders met Monday to discuss the idea of bringing the aircraft carrier to Wilmington in 2012. Full story...
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Wright won't be reappointed to committees

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Wilmington lawmaker Rep. Thomas Wright has lost his chance for reappointment to five different committees on which he had previously served. Full story...
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Police respond to attempted bank robbery

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Police were called to the scene Monday of an attempted bank robbery in Wilmington. Full story...
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Property owners now responsible for graffiti

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If a vandal spray-paints your wall with graffiti who should be responsible for cleaning it up? Full story...
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WPD increases reward on unsolved murder

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Wilmington police have increased the reward amount in the city's only unsolved murder this year. The police department and CrimeStoppers are offering $10,000 to anyone who has information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing Ronald Conyers. Full story...
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Walk to Overcome Hunger

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Many local residents showed their support for a worthy cause Sunday, by putting on their walking shoes. The 28th annual "Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty" or "Crop Walk" drew a crowd of more than a hundred people to raise awareness for hunger relief. Full story...
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NAACP: Goal is movement, not moment

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videoThe NAACP State Convention is in Wilmington this weekend and the president of the state chapter delivered his State of the State address Friday. Rev. William Barber repeatedly reminded his audience that working towards the NAACP's goals is movement, not a moment. The president of the North Carolina NAACP delivered his State of the State address to a group of responsive and enthusiastic supporters. Full story...
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NAACP holds symposium on Race Riot

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NC NAACP President Rev. Barber spoke to a filled ballroom about not only asking for recognition of what he calls terrorists riots, but legal response as well. Full story...
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NAACP to hold Youth Night

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Getting young people off the streets and more involved is on the NAACP's agenda. As a result it's hosting a youth night Friday. Full story...
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Firefighters to hold fund raiser ball

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The Wilmington Professional Firefighters Association is holding a big fund raiser Friday night in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Owner of damaged sailboat awarded money from state

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The owner of a sailboat damaged by the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge has been awarded money from the state. Full story...
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