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Deputies catch 26-year fugitive

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The Social Security Administration says he applied for benefits using the identity of a Virginia man who died in 1983. Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools headed for Spring Break

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New Hanover County Schools and Central Offices, with the exception of Isaac Bear and Wilmington Early College High Schools, will be closed Monday, March 29 –April 2, 2010, for the district’s annual Spring Break. Full story...
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Terminal groin decision today

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video The Coastal Resources Commission held the final public hearing on the issue last night in Sunset Beach. Today the group plans to make its final recommendations and present them to the legislature April 1. Full story...
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New Hanover County sharpening axe on budget

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videoWhile they wait for voters to decide on a sales tax increase, commissioners met Wednesday to look at what could be cut from the budget. They also discussed worker furloughs, putting off a tax revaluation and delaying issuing voter-approved bonds. Full story...
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Dangerous Dog Appeals Court: Pit bulls found guilty

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video Dangerous dog appeals court was back in session Wednesday night in New Hanover County. One of the cases turned out to be a bit testy. Full story...
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Legislative Committee looks in to ABC system

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videoLate night downtown violence was on the agenda for a legislative committee in Raleigh Wednesday. Full story...
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TV pilot shoots in Winnabow

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Shooting for a new medical drama pilot for CBS is underway in our area. Extras were on set at the Winnabow Airport today. For many of them it was the second day of shooting. Full story...
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Butts pleads guilty to dealing crack; gets more than 20 years in prison

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United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court yesterday Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced COURTNEY JACKSON BUTTS III, 36, of New Hanover County, North Carolina, to 246 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release. Full story...
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Fire in the Lakes Festival rescheduled

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An unusual coastal snowfall postponed the Fire in the Lakes Festival, which was set for February 13. Organizers are counting on a better forecast this weekend for the rescheduled event. Full story...
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Brunswick 38th fastest growing county in the country according to Census

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Among counties with 10,000 or more residents, North Carolina had six of the fastest-growing 100 counties in the country since 2000. They are: Union (14), Brunswick (38), Wake (45), Johnston (66), Hoke (95) and Currituck (98). Full story...
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