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New Hanover County News

Winter Park Fire Department donates remaining money to CFCC

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The Winter Park Fire Department continues to give back to the community even after closing its doors. This time it's in the form of a donation to Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools get report card

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videoThe New Hanover County school system recently got a report card of its own. The grades were mixed and that's upsetting for some parents. The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to track adequate yearly progress. Of New Hanover County's 35 public schools, 14 made adequate yearly progress. That's 40 percent of the county's schools. Full story...
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Man convicted after fourth DWI charge

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It's the fourth time he's been charged with drunken driving, but the first time the charges stuck. Efrain Rodriguez pleaded guilty in New Hanover County court Monday for driving while impaired in August 2006. Full story...
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UNCW professor featured in national magazine for global warming work

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videoA UNCW professor was featured recently in a national science magazine for his work with global warming and the affect it's having on some penguin species. Professor Steven Emslie has been traveling to Antarctica for decades to study the behavior of Adelie penguins. Full story...
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Students, surfers, celebrities pick up beach trash

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videoKeeping our beach areas environmentally healthy and looking good is important for any number of reasons. The trash and debris left by visitors can take a toll. More than 100 volunteers converged on Wrightsville Beach this weekend to make a difference. Full story...
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Two companies competing to build convention center hotel

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Two companies are vying for the right to build a full-service hotel at Wilmington's new convention center. Full story...
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City to hold public hearing on sewer situation

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If you have something to say about Wilmington's sewer situation your opportunity is coming. The State Division of Water Quality has scheduled a public hearing for August 30. Full story...
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Drug bust jails man on $3 million bond

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Angel Cordova was arrested on four charges. The New Hanover County Vice and Narcotics Division found about 90 pounds of marijuana in Cordova's house off Suncoast Drive near Gordon Road. Full story...
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State planning railway improvements for southeastern NC

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videoThe state is making progress in plans to bring an improved railway system to southeastern North Carolina. Seven million dollars from the state budget could be used to eventually bring freight and passenger train services to our area. Supporters say it would reduce highway congestion between cities like Raleigh and Wilmington. Full story...
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New UNCW students move in

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videoIf it seems like more people are in town and more cars are on the road it's not your imagination. It's because this weekend was move-in time for UNC Wilmington students. Full story...
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Few leads, no arrests made in man's murder

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videoInvestigators say no arrests have been made in the Friday morning murder of 22-year-old Geoffrey Graham in New Hanover County. But the investigation continues. Early Friday morning Graham was shot dead in his home in the 2500 block of Bradfield Court. Full story...
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Novices, veterans compete in surf competition

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videoFrom novices to seasoned veterans, more than 100 female surfers took to the waves this weekend to compete in the east coast Wahine surfing competition. Full story...
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Film crews hoping to see local show picked up

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Local film crews are hoping a new TV show will be picked up by a major network. Crews were filming for the television show "Whittaker Bay" Sunday afternoon in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Kohls, hospital hold Back to School Safety Extravaganza

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For many younger students, school starts in just a few days as well. That's why so many parents are making sure their children are prepared and safe. New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Kohls Department stores presented a "Back to School Safety Extravaganza" Saturday. Full story...
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Adult novelty business takes down signs

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A local business that's been causing controversy is still up and running, but with an important change. Last week some parents complained about guilty pleasures opening so close to the daycare their children attend on 23rd Street. Full story...
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