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New Hanover County News

Firefighters look for cause after flames spark at Wrightsville Beach home

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Firefighters say flames are out after a fire sparked at a vacant beach home early this morning. Full story...
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NC moves to fine Duke over coal ash pollution near Wilmington

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videoDuke Energy is feeling the heat from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The agency sent a letter to Duke today saying the company must start addressing groundwater contamination issues from the Sutton steam plant. Full story...
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City, county leaders prioritize Garner Report

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videoNew Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City council met at the New Hanover County Executive Development Center Tuesday to discuss a handful of strategies they want to move forward with first. This is a follow up meeting to discuss the strategies stem the 100-thousand-dollar garner report presented earlier this year. Full story...
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WPD: Driver charged with DWI after hitting school bus had .13 BAC

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videoThe first day of school in New Hanover County got off to a scary start for some middle school students after police say a drunk driver hit their bus. Full story...
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Wilmington charter school meets enrollment requirements

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videoA Wilmington charter school says it has the right number of students as it started its second year today. Last year, Douglass Academy only had about half of the enrollment required by state law. Full story...
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Police: Man robs Oceanic employee at gunpoint near restaurant, takes off with cash

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Police are investigating after they say an Oceanic employee was robbed at gunpoint while walking to a public parking lot across the street from the restaurant. Full story...
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Penalty for removing Venus flytraps could increase

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The Venus flytrap gets added protection in a bill passed by the N.C. General Assembly. Full story...
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Judge shuts down two local businesses

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videoTwo local businesses are shutting down and police say that's a step in the right direction. Good Times Lounge and The Chestnut Market both are shutting their doors. Police say Good Times Lounge on Dawson St. had a history of complaints and incidents involving weapons. Full story...
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Experts recommended delaying start times for middle and high schools

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video The American Academy of Pediatrics released a recommendation to delay start times of middle and high schools students. With teens whose natural sleep cycles make it difficult to fall asleep before 11 pm, AAP recommends schools start classes at 8:30 am or later. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man robs Wilmington Walgreens, gets away with prescription drugs

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videoPolice are searching for an armed man they say jumped over the pharmacy counter at a Wilmington Walgreens before taking off with prescription medication. Full story...
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Police: Man assaulted with bat, knife while sleeping at own home

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videoPolice arrested a man they say used a bat and knife to beat another man who was asleep in his bed at his Wilmington home early Sunday. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Shark bite off of Masonboro Island

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videoAnother man appears to have been bitten by a shark off of Masonboro Island. Miller Diggs got five stitches in his left foot but is otherwise ok. Full story...
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Film community gathers for massive group photo

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video Members of the community who have ever benefited from the film industry where asked to be a part of a group photo on Saturday in hopes to show state legislators who the loss of film incentives were impacting. Full story...
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Wilmington Walgreens robbed Saturday

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video An armed robbery of a Wilmington Walgreens off of Oleander and South College occurred Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Mission Ready program sends medical supplies overseas

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video The New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Mission Ready program shipped medical supplies Saturday to a hospital half way across the world in hopes to be sustainable and to help those in need of treatment. Full story...
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