New Hanover Commissioners raise rates, increase paid hours at parking deck
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 8:31pm.

It’s going to cost you more to park in a certain area of downtown Wilmington. Today, New Hanover County Commissioners approved increasing the paid parking hours at the county owned parking deck on second street to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Currently parking is free after 7 p.m.

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New Hanover Co. signs petition against Monkey Junction annexation
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 4:30pm.

video Wilmington city leaders hope their annexation of Monkey Junction will survive a petition challenge from property owners. If so, they're not getting any help from the New Hanover County Commission.

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County approves Carolina Beach Inlet dredging money
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 4:24pm.

New Hanover County Commissioners approved money for Carolina Beach Inlet dredging this morning. The board voted to spend $168,000 to prevent the inlet from eventually filling in.

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N. 3rd Street work ramps up
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 4:10pm.

The North 3rd Street improvement project kicked off major construction this morning. Work crews did prep work last week.

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FIRST ON 3: Carlyle Group in exclusive talks to buy PPD
Submitted by on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 3:59pm.

Carlyle Group is in exclusive talks to buy Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. (PPDI), a clinical research company, said five people with knowledge of the discussions.

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Diligence, WFD practice for fire onboard
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 3:54pm.

video If you noticed more activity than usual on the downtown Wilmington waterfront today, it was from a Coast Guard and Fire Department drill. It was one test that Douglas Goodwin, the new commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, thinks is very important.

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Columbus Co. man feeling lucky after lightning strike
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 3:31pm.

video What started as a typical Sunday afternoon with family quickly turned into some scary moments for a Columbus County man. That's because lightning struck nearby causing him to lose his sight and hearing temporarily.

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Sewage spill clean-up continues in Carolina Beach
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 3:17pm.

The Town of Carolina Beach says it is doing everything it can to clean up 72,000 of untreated wastewater that spilled from a ruptured force main on Raleigh Avenue.

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National Weather Service finds no evidence of tornado touchdown Sunday in Pender Co.
Submitted by Jerry Jackson on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 1:32pm.

National Weather Service assessment teams find no evidence of an actual touchdown at the surface.

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FIRST ON 3: Berger late (AGAIN) to New Hanover County Commission meeting, won't explain why
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 9:59am.

It didn't take long for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger to pop back up on the public radar.

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