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Public schools need community help

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Our public schools need the community's help to achieve excellence. That was the message Tuesday morning at a State of the Schools forum hosted by the Greater Wilmington Chamber Foundation. Full story...
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Military Cutoff construction delayed again

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Military Cutoff Road construction will be delayed another week longer than the DOT's last estimate. Now the goal is November 19. Full story...
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Death of Lejeune Marine under investigation

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Investigators are looking into the death of a 20-year-old Marine whose body was found at a Camp Lejeune rifle range earlier this month. Full story...
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Hundreds celebrate Head Start anniversary

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Children and teachers from New Hanover County's Head Start program released red, white and blue balloons to celebrate Head Start's 40 years in the county. Full story...
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Dole, McIntyre weigh in on SCHIP bill

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While here Sen. Dole weighed in on the SCHIP bill. She said while she wants to reauthorize it and supports expanding funding for the program, she says the bill hurts North Carolina in its current form because the source of the funding comes from a heavy tobacco tax. Full story...
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Drought conditions not as bad for coastal NC

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Just one day after Gov. Mike Easley's plea for state officials to take action on drought conditions we're learning that the coastal region of North Carolina isn't suffering just yet with regard to water loss. We haven't seen considerable rainfall in months. Much of the state is experiencing the worst drought in recorded history. Full story...
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King Cobra gets ultrasound

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The 14-foot-long King Cobra at the Cape Fear Serpentarium received quite a doctor's checkup Monday. Full story...
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New Hanover County man competes overseas in Special Olympics

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videoA New Hanover County man's passion for sports earned him a ticket overseas to compete in the Special Olympic summer games. Full story...
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Local woman fights MS

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videoMultiple Sclerosis can be a crippling disease, attacking the central nervous system. But one local woman is battling MS and winning. Full story...
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Battle brewing over USS Kitty Hawk

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videoA battle is brewing over a plan to bring the USS Kitty Hawk to the Port City. New Hanover County commissioners and city leaders support the idea. But not everyone is onboard with the idea of an aircraft carrier joining our battle ship. Local leaders met Monday to discuss the idea of bringing the aircraft carrier to Wilmington in 2012. Full story...
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