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New Hanover County News

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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State senator visits port

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One of the state senators who voted to give $7.5 million of your taxes dollars to our ports last year paid a visit today. Full story...
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Details emerge in ECU student's death

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We're learning more about the death of that East Carolina student who was visiting Wilmington this weekend. Autopsy results came back Monday. According to the coroner's office, 20-year-old Sam Flinn died of a brain hemorrhage from being hit in the chin. Full story...
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Local marina recognized for helping environment

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A local marina is being recognized for its dedication to the helping the environment. Full story...
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UNCW students jailed for good cause

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A number of UNCW students were put in jail Monday, but it was all for a good cause. Students donated their time to be put in charity jail to collect money for the Special Olympics. They were released after they reached a minimum of $100. Full story...
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UNCW students compete in blood drive competition

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videoThe name of the game is giving back to the community. UNCW students are giving blood in a competition that also allows them to show some school pride. Full story...
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Mayoral, City Council candidates answer forum questions

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videoA candidates' forum Friday night gave Wilmington residents the chance to ask mayoral and council candidates how they intend to lead the city. The people who turned out wanted answers about some pressing issues. Full story...
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Student's body found

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Around 1:30 a.m. this morning, police found the body of 20-year-old Samuel Paul Flinn in front of a townhouse in the Carleton Place neighborhood near the UNCW campus. Full story...
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Downtown Wrightsville Beach to get makeover

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After three years of anticipation the downtown area of Wrightsville Beach is getting a facelift. Full story...
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