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New Hanover County

Wind energy debate blows into Wilmington

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videoThe Bureau of Ocean Energy Management took public reaction to offshore wind energy coming to our area in a meeting tonight in Wilmington. Two of the three potential sites the bureau has identified on the North Carolina coast are in our area. There was a packed room of people talking turbines. While some supported the idea, others were not fans. Full story...
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Feds to hold public meeting in Wilmington for wind farming talks

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The Obama administration is holding public meetings as it gauges commercial interest in wind farms off North Carolina's northern Outer Banks and Cape Fear. Full story...
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NC high court decision on sweepstakes takes effect

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video A North Carolina Supreme Court decision upholding a ban on video sweepstakes machines is going into effect. Full story...
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Undercover prostitution operation busted

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video The New Hanover County Vice and Narcotics Detectives conducted an undercover prostitution operation after receiving multiple complaints from concerned citizens. Full story...
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Fire marshal investigates vehicle fire

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New Hanover County firefighters are investigating a vehicle fire that started in the woods near Laney High School early Monday morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Accused 'Chihuahua Choker' appears in court

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video Justice for Charlie. That's what a family is seeking after their dog was strangled last week. Today, its accused killer appeared in court. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Newspaper ads stir WASTEC controversy

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video Two full page ads in the Sunday edition of the StarNews are getting some special attention today. Full story...
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Group challenges Titan's air permit

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The Southern Environmental Law Center has filed a legal challenge to the NC Division of Air Quality's air permit for the proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Residents debate seismic testing off our coast

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video The federal government is hearing from New Hanover County residents on surveying for oil and natural gas off the Atlantic coast. Those opposed to seismic testing off our coast say there are alternatives to oil and gas that should be explored first before we start tearing up the ocean floor. Full story...
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River search suspended for missing Lejeune Marine

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Crews have suspended their search for a Camp Lejeune Marine reported missing in the Cape Fear River. The Public Affair's Office at Camp Lejeune has confirmed he is Lance Cpl. John J. Pruitt of Fontana, CA. He is assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. Full story...
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