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Pender County News

Post 10 gets bumped off the mound by a new Wilmington legion baseball team

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video Wilmington Post 10 is not the only Wilmington based American Legion baseball team in New Hanover County this year. There's a new team in town. In fact the new kid on the block is the new king of the hill, at least they were on Tuesday night. Full story...
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Fire in Dare County fills our air with smoke

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The smoke that's filling our air is not from a fire in our area but from a wildfire up the coast in Dare County. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST BEACH

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video Spring is in the air, and it's starting to feel like summer. That means it's time to hit the beach. So in this week's edition of "And the Winner is..." we want to know which of the natural treasures along our coast is the best? Which has the softest sand and the wildest waves? Which is the best strand to soak in some rays, build a sandcastle or just frolic in the sun? Let us know which is the BEST BEACH in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are washing in (9 a.m. Thurs.):
Ocean Isle Beach - 57%
Carolina Beach - 11%
Sunset Beach - 9%
Wrightsville Beach - 9% Full story...

Beach businesses hope Memorial Day sparks hot summer

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video With Memorial Day weekend being one of the biggest beach weekends of the year, Carolina Beach businesses prepare for the crowds and hope for the best. Full story...
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Wilmington area unemployment down slightly

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The unemployment rate in the Wilmington area dropped slightly last month. The rate was 9.5 percent in April, which kept pace with the state rate. Both were down two-tenths of a point from March. Full story...
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It's down to the wire in the high school baseball & softball playoffs

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Between the high school baseball state playoffs, the high school softball state playoffs and the CAA baseball tournament there's going to be a lot of tournament action around our region the next few days. Click full story for a schedule of playoff games and times. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Hurricane Hunters provide vital forecasting tool

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video When the tropics get active, the famous Hurricane Hunter aircraft are meteorologists' eye in the sky. These are more than just planes. They are working laboratories sent on missions that would make most queasy. Full story...
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District Court Judge John Carroll has died

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District Judge John Carroll has died. Carroll served New Hanover and Pender Counties. Full story...
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Topsail's Wil Thomas wins 2-A high jump title

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Wil Thomas of Topsail is a state champion. East Bladen's CJ Melvin is a state runner-up, yet Melvin did beat her personal best throw in the shot put by three feet on Saturday. Full story...
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Marine experts warn against harming turtles

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North Carolina Marine Fisheries agents are warning fishermen and beach-goers to look out for endangered sea turtles as the large reptiles move into coastal waters as temperatures warm. Full story...
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Tennnis sectionals serve up intense action

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Several tennis standouts from Wilmington participated in Friday's sectional tennis play. Did any of them advance to Saturday's championship? Did a Topsail tennis player steal their thunder on the 2-A level? Full story...
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Murder victim's family talks about death

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videoAfter a shooting and stabbing at a Wilmington night club early Sunday morning, one man is dead and another injured. Tonight the family of the young man killed are speaking out about what happened. Full story...
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Cape Fear region gets chance tonight to weigh in on state redistricting

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The state legislature has to redistrict North Carolina using data from the 2010 Census, and it wants your input. Lawmakers are holding hearings across the state. They want feedback from the public on redistricting the state House, state Senate and Congressional districts. Full story...
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Report: Hurricanes pose risk to 1.8M costal homes

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More than 1.8 million homes along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts are at great risk of being damaged by a hurricane, three times the number located in federally defined flood zones, according to a report released Tuesday. Full story...
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New Hanover, Pender schools cancel afternoon activities

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Due to expected severe weather conditions this afternoon New Hanover County and Pender County Schools have canceled all afternoon activities. Full story...
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