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New Hanover County News

Northeast interceptor pipe repair begins

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After numerous sewer spills into Hewlett's Creek construction to replace the faulty northeast interceptor pipe began Wednesday. Crews started working to replace the pipe off Pine Grove Wednesday morning. More than one mile of the pipe will be replaced that currently runs through Hewlett's Creek. Full story...
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Hospital considers raising rates

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center is once again considering raising its rates. The hospital's finance committee has been presented with an option for a five percent increase. Full story...
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Second rabies case confirmed in New Hanover County

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A second case of rabies has been confirmed in New Hanover County. A dog owner in Castle Hayne called animal control, after finding his dog with a dead raccoon in his mouth. The results revealed the raccoon had rabies. Full story...
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Dorothy B. Johnson Elementary to close

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videoThe school year has just begun and already, students at one New Hanover County school are having to think about where they'll go next year. Students at Dorothy B. Johnson Elementary in Wilmington won't be going there next year. Instead, that building will be used by kids currently attending Snipes Elementary. Full story...
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Six New Hanover County schools switch to uniforms

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videoA number of schools in New Hanover County have started the year off in style -- uniform style that is. The change came after a parent survey showed strong support for school uniforms. Full story...
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Twins sentenced for harassing neighbor

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Two Wilmington men have pled guilty to felony breaking and entering. Twins Taylor and Ashley Fuller were given two years probation and 150 hours of community service for harassing former neighbor Jamessa Flippin-Perry. Full story...
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Home invasion suspect pleads guilty

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The suspect in a series of home invasions last year pled guilty to all of his charges Tuesday. Steven Lewis pled guilty to armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a felon. Full story...
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Miami man gets prosthetic leg in Wilmington

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videoA Miami man lost part of his leg to a rare form of cancer. He traveled nearly 800 miles to Wilmington to get prostheses and will leave our area with much more. Full story...
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New Hanover County appoints new superintendent

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videoNew Hanover County schools have a new leader. Not all school board members agree with the decision. John Morris resigned as superintendent in May and Saturday his replacement was announced. Full story...
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St. Mary Catholic School expands facilities

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Middle school students at the downtown St. Mary Catholic School returned to expanded facilities Monday. With grants from the PPD corporation and other private donors, the school renovated the second floor of its historic Tileston building. Full story...
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Tips for keeping safe from crime

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Downtown is known for its restaurants, shops and bars -- but there are also some hidden dangers. In fact, there are three crimes that can happen to anyone - any time of day. Full story...
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Police urge extra caution when driving through school zones

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With school back in session we need to remember to be extra careful driving through those school zones. Full story...
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Local union donates school supplies

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The start of school is right around the corner and some local students can't afford new school supplies. That's why the local International Longshoreman's Association sponsored Family Fun and Friends Day at the union hall in Wilmington Saturday. Full story...
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Girlfriend of murder victim arrested on drug charges

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The girlfriend of a man found shot in his home last week is facing drug charges. New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Andrea Wood on marijuana charges. Her boyfriend Geoffrey Graham was murdered August 17. Full story...
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Local man bikes cross-country

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Twenty-four-year-old Brian Foster decided to ride his bike from Astoria, Oregon to Wrightsville Beach. He had a tent and sleeping mat with him and stopped at camp grounds to sleep. Full story...
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