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New Hanover County News

Local Latinos react to immigration plan

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Latinos say the President's plan gives illegal immigrants who want to become citizens false hope. They also say the agreement faces a rocky road on Capitol Hill because of ambiguous areas that still require clarification. The Mexican government spent years lobbying the US for comprehensive immigration reform to allow more people to work legally in the US. Full story...
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Are hybrid cars as environmentally friendly as we think?

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When it comes to saving money on gas, they seem like a good option. But are hybrid cars really as environmentally friendly as we think? When it comes to going green, consumers are increasingly turning to alternative cars. Full story...
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One Tree Hill returning to Wilmington

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One Tree hill is returning to Wilmington next year. Members of the film commission say this week's announcement that the show will continue for another season means good things for Wilmington's economy. Full story...
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Fifth district superior court judge sworn in

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History was made Thursday night at Wilmington's historic courthouse. Phyllis Gorham was sworn in as a superior court judge for the fifth judicial district. That includes New Hanover and Pender Counties. Full story...
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Wilmington Police and New Hanover Regional team up for mock hostage drill

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center Special Police and Wilmington PD team up in a mock hostage drill. Full story...
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Wilmington drops proposed property tax increase

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The Wilmington City Council has made some major changes were made to the proposed budget. Full story...
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New Hanover County loosens building permit freeze

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Some big time retailers are back in business along Wilmington's northeast interceptor. New Hanover County commissioners have loosened the building permit freeze and have agreed to issue up-fit permits. Those up-fit permits were holding a number of retailers up, such as the Pottery Barn planned for Mayfaire Shopping Center. Full story...
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New Hanover County recycling not easy for some

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In these days of eco-friendly behavior it seems our area may be behind the times. When it comes to recycling New Hanover County may not be making it as easy as they could. If you're a homeowner in the City of Wilmington, chances are you get your recyclables hauled away every week. But people who don't live in a stand-alone house, or those who live outside the city limits, are on their own. Full story...
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Cape Fear Literacy Council works to end adult illiteracy in our area

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Reading is a skill you may take for granted, but there are people in our area who don't know how. A local literacy organization is dedicated to teaching those who can't read. Full story...
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School Superintendent Resigns

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After nine years as the New Hanover County Schools Superintendent Dr. John Morris is resigning. The announcement came after a good review Tuesday night by the school board. Full story...
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Septic tanks offer sewer moratorium alternative

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You may be able to work around the sewer hook-up moratorium in New Hanover County. One alternative is septic tanks. Full story...
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State, County, City meet to discuss sewer system

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State, County and City officials met Tuesday at the New Hanover County government complex. The topic of discussion was the sewer system's northeast interceptor. Full story...
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Cape Fear Garden Club raises $89,000 in Annual Azalea Tour Garden

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Cape Fear Garden Club announces their annual Azalea Garden Tour raised $89,000 for community beautification and horticulture efforts. Full story...
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Some call on Wright to resign, urge House to throw him out

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More people are calling on Representative Thomas Wright to resign or urging the House to begin efforts to remove him from office. The State Board of Elections yesterday referred Wright's case to Wake County prosecutors after investigators found evidence showing Wright may have used more than $240,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses. Full story...
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Price of stamps, other postal services increase

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If you mailed a letter today and used a 39-cent stamp it may not make it to where you're trying to send it. The price of stamps and other postal services increase Monday. The price of stamps went up by two cents to 41 cents. But don't worry -- if you put something in the mail this weekend you're still safe. Full story...
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