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New Hanover County News

Carbon monoxide hospitalizes couple

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An update tonight in the investigation in to how and why a Wilmington couple was hospitalized yesterday. Full story...
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Body paint banned at local high schools

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High school football fans may be a bit less colorful this season... Body paint is no longer allowed at sporting events. Full story...
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Oleander gas leak ties up traffic, causes evacuation

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A gas leak on oleander drive tied up traffic and forced an evacuation Friday morning. Full story...
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Wilmington couple hospitalized, investigators say cause unknown

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Two people were taken to the hospital after New Hanover County deputies found one unresponsive and the other disoriented in their Wilmington home. Full story...
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Mayoral candidates visit UNCW

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A campaign election class hosted the event and invited faculty and staff to get to know Mayor Bill Saffo, Justin LaNasa and Harper Peterson, all running for Wilmington's mayor. Full story...
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NAACP criticizes local school segregation

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videoThey say New Hanover County's school system is still segregated. The NAACP has harsh criticisms over diversity in the county's three magnet schools. Full story...
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Progress made in revitalizing Carolina Beach

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The town hosted a group work session, inviting people to come in and help design the future face of Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Police: ECU student killed in self defense

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Police know who killed the ECU student over the weekend during a fight in Carleton Place town homes. The New Hanover County District Attorney's Office won't file charges in the death of an East Carolina student because the fatal punch was in self-defense. Twenty-year-old Sam Flinn was found dead in the driveway of a town home in Carleton Place Sunday morning. Full story...
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Mayoral candidate complains of sign removal

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It wouldn't be campaign season without campaign signs, which inevitably spawn campaign controversy. One mayoral candidate says his campaign signs are being taken down unfairly, and he's taken his complaint to the district attorney. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Pet daycare owners had criminal record

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videoA New Hanover County woman says she didn't get what she paid for when she hired a local pet sitter. Nearly a month after coming home to pet feces all over her house Kathy Page was still waiting for a refund and the key to her house. Full story...
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YMCA Triathlon expected to draw thousands

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The 29th annual YMCA triathlon is expected to draw some 25,000 people to the Wrightsville Beach area Saturday. Full story...
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US, local crime on the rise

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videoThe FBI has released its Uniform Crime Reports for 2006. In short form: our population is growing across the region and so is violent crime. The report says robberies increased significantly in Wilmington between 2005 and 2006. Some Wilmington residents had mixed reactions to the numbers. Full story...
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90-acre plot to become new park

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A nearly 90-acre plot of land adjacent to I-40 and North College Road in Wilmington will become one of the largest parks in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Local class sends packages to soldiers in Iraq

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videoA local sixth grade class is finding a unique way to show support for our soldiers in Iraq and it involves a needle and thread. Soon soldiers in Iraq will be receiving a different kind of care package. Inside will be neck ties with a purpose made by students at Myrtle Grove Middle School. Full story...
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Yoga classes held in Airlie Gardens

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videoYou may have taken a walk through beautiful Airlie Gardens or taken a relaxing yoga class in a gym. Now the two experiences are combining into one. Full story...
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