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New Hanover County News

Shark Fishing

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videoLiving so close to water means many of us have gone fishing, but have you ever been of shark fishing? It is something offered right here in our area. Full story...
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WPD officers clean area known for crime

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A group of Wilmington Police officers spent the morning doing something a little different. They spent hours clearing over-grown brush out of a lot in the 600 block of McRae Street. Full story...
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Port unsure about budget

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It's tough to run the port of Wilmington if you don't know what your budget is. And port managers are in the dark at the moment. Lawmakers in the House and Senate have yet to come to an agreement over next year's budget. Full story...
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Business helps seniors enjoy technology

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You're never too old to embrace the computer age. Some local senior citizens are going high-tech and becoming internet savvy. Friendly Computers makes it easy for seniors and the disabled to keep up with technology. Full story...
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Sewage spill halts repair work

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There's been another sewage spill in the Bradley Creek area. It's the third one in two days. It's also brought an abrupt halt to repair work. Full story...
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Atlantic Health Care reopens

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videoFor the first time in more than a week - Atlantic Health Clinic's doors were open today. Patients who have anxiously been waiting to pick up their medical records were finally able to do so today. Full story...
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High-speed chase ends well for police

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A high-speed chase has ended well for Wilmington Police. Police say a suspect driving a vehicle that may have been stolen led police until he crashed the car into a utility pole on Seventh and Chestnut Streets. Full story...
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Grand jury won't indict former deputy in shooting

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videoThe New Hanover County grand jury has reached a decision in its inquiry into whether former deputy Chris Long committed any wrongdoing in the shooting death of Peyton Strickland. The grand jury has decided not to indict former deputy Chris Long of any wrongdoing in the case. When the judge announced that there was not a true bill of indictment on voluntary manslaughter charges, Chris long sobbed in relief. Full story...
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Grand jury considers charges against former deputy

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A New Hanover County grand jury is deliberating on whether to indict former county Deputy Chris Long on manslaughter charges. Testimony from all four witnesses wrapped up around five p.m. Tuesday. The fourth witness to testify was Peyton Strickland's father. He drove down from Raleigh Tuesday morning.
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Red light money going to schools

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Thanks to all "red light" runners caught on tape, New Hanover County schools are getting a financial windfall. Ninety percent of all the revenue from the red light tickets will go to the county's school district. Full story...
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City Council to decide on sewer repairs

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Tuesday night the Wilmington City Council will make some important decisions about the city's ailing sewer system. Full story...
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At 56, officer is WPD's oldest rookie

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videoSometimes, it can take a while to realize your dream. For one man his dream was to become a police officer. And he didn't let his age stand in the way. Officer Laurence Egerton is one of Wilmington's finest. You'd think Officer Egerton had been on the job for many years. At 56, Officer Egerton is Wilmington's oldest rookie. Full story...
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Pier is local landmark

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videoIf you've ever visited Wrightsville Beach, there's no doubt you've caught a glimpse of Johnny Mercer's Pier -- a local landmark and as one man describes "the gem of this beach town." Full story...
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Local law enforcement teaming up to fight violent crime

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videoLocal law enforcement agencies are teaming up to tackle violent crime in the greater Wilmington area. Police aren't sure if recent shooting are gang-related, but cracking down on gangs is one way they are trying to curb violent crime. Full story...
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State employee connected to Wright's investigation retires

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A state employee subpoenaed in connection with Representative Thomas Wright's campaign finance investigation has resigned in the midst of the scandal. Full story...
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