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New Hanover County News

Funeral arrangements set for UNCW sports pioneer

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Bill Brooks was the first baseball coach at the school as well as the first basketball coach. He also served as athletics director for 40 years. Full story...
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Carolina Beach town officials discuss traffic problems

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video The summer rush at Carolina Beach is well over, but traffic is still an issue for most residents. Full story...
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GOOD NEWS: Laney High School Senior gets full ride to Vanderbilt

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Ashleigh Antal, a senior at Laney High School, has been offered a full scholarship to Vanderbilt University. She plans to play tennis for the Commodores next fall. Although Ashleigh is a year younger than all the other recruits in her year, she ranked as high as 42 in the nation and is Vanderbilt’s only 2011 recruit. Full story...
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Hammerheads return to Wilmington

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video The Wilmington Hammerheads, one of the most successful minor league soccer franchises in U.S. history, will return in 2011 as part of USL PRO. Led by majority owner Bill Rudisill and Head Coach/Director of Soccer David Irving, the Hammerheads will return to Legion Stadium and become a cornerstone franchise for USL PRO, which also includes powerhouse franchises such as the Rochester Rhinos and Orlando City SC (formerly Austin Aztex). Full story...
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Scientist says research of mysterious booms at a standstill

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videoA series of mysterious booms over the weekend has some folks in the Cape Fear a little rattled, but they're nothing new. Full story...
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UNCW to package 140,000 meals for Haiti

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Instead of spending a Saturday at the beach or watching TV, 750 students and community volunteers will join forces at University of North Carolina Wilmington to package meals for Stop Hunger Now in Hanover Hall. The Raleigh-based international hunger relief organization coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid to those in need around the world. Full story...
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WPD: Heroin being sold here causing overdoses

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The Wilmington Police Department has gathered information over the past two weeks about at least ten heroin overdoses. All of these overdoses are attributable to heroin packaged and labeled as “Brick Breaker.” Full story...
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Local medical experts discuss health care reform

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video It's a big concern for most Americans -- health care. With Republicans dominating the polls in last week's elections many say their first priority in Washington is health care reform legislation. Full story...
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Three arrested in after school fight

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Three teenage girls are likely in trouble at home tonight after getting in trouble with cops this afternoon. Full story...
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UNCW sports legend Bill Brooks dies

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You name it. Bill Brooks coached it. The former coach and former UNCW director of athletics died Monday afternoon at the age of 88. Full story...
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