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New Hanover County News

A silent danger for swimmers at Carolina Beach

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Thousands of vacationers have hit the beach, but there is something lurking underwater you should be aware of before jumping into the ocean. Carolina Beach lifeguards rescued about fifty people from the ocean Memorial Day weekend. Full story...
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Public pools are open in the Port City

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Summer is just around the corner. Public pools are officially open in Wilmington Full story...
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The Veterans Healing Field

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The Battleship North Carolina's Riverside Park looks like a sea of American flags tonight. Preparations are underway for this weekend's Memorial Day ceremonies. Full story...
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Beach Safety Guidelines

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The holiday weekend has not even officially begun and already there have been some scary moments at the beach. Full story...
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Building permits being issued again

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There is good news tonight for area builders. New Hanover county once again issuing building permits. The building moratorium is now over. But just how much did it cost our local economy? Full story...
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Sheriff, Police Chief and Mayor discuss departments

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Earlier this month we told you about a turf war going on between the New Hanover County Sheriff and the Wilmington Police Chief. Full story...
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Investigators looking into recycling facility fire

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Fire investigators are looking into what caused a late morning fire at a Wilmington recycling facility. The owner of Diversified Biomass and City Council member Jason Thompson thinks a customer wasn't obeying the "no smoking" rule at the facility. Full story...
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Tall ship named after Prince William to come to Wilmington

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A tall ship named after a British prince is coming to Wilmington next week. Full story...
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No more moratorium

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The City of Wilmington received notification today that the moratorium on new building permits here has been lifted by the State Division of Water Quality. The state imposed the building moratorium because they didn't feel the City had an adequate plan to improve its leaky sewer system. Full story...
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Wildlife officials work to keep boaters safe

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We're heading in to Memorial Day weekend and that means people are hitting the water. Wildlife officials estimate that about 400 boats will be out in the Masonboro area alone. And more people means a greater chance of something going wrong. The Wildlife Resources Commission works to keep those boaters safe. Full story...
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Local bars, restaurants to adopt recycling

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Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. It's a slogan you've heard before and now it's one that hundreds in New Hanover County will have to follow. Full story...
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Pedestrian fatally hit by 18-wheeler

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A pedestrian is dead after being hit by an 18-wheeler. The accident happened around 3:30 Wednesday morning just before the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Full story...
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EPA calls on Wilmington to answer about sewers

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The City of Wilmington has been summoned to answer to the feds about sewers. The Environmental Protection Agency is calling on City officials to appear at the Atlanta office on May 31. Full story...
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High gas costs affecting food prices

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Those painful prices at the pump are affecting your wallets in more ways than one. Food and produce prices are also creeping up due to the increases in fuel costs. Last month, food prices rose three-point-nine percent nationwide over last year's numbers. Full story...
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N.C. Court of Appeals hears cases in Wilmington

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It's been 20 years since the North Carolina Court of Appeals made an appearance in Wilmington. Monday three judges heard four real cases from the court of appeals at UNCW's student Fisher Center. Full story...
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