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New Hanover County News

Early morning fire at Dixie Grill ruled accidental

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Early this morning Wilmington Fire Department responded to a fire at 116 Market Street, Dixie Grill. Firefighters arrived to the scene around 12:15 am to see flames showing towards the back of the restaurant. Officials say the cause was an unattended cooking incident and was ruled accidental Full story...
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MLK celebrations continue through Tuesday

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video The Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations are under across southeastern North Carolina. Over 8 days, several events are taking place throughout Wilmington which started Monday and will continue through next Tuesday. Full story...
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Council considers $92k for Convention Center, Muni

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video Wilmington City Council next week will consider spending more than $92,000 on the Convention Center and the newly-renovated Municipal Golf Course. Full story...
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'Know Your Rights' event held for public

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videoA "Know Your Rights" event was held Friday at the Martin Luther King Center in Wilmington. Full story...
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UPDATE: Silver Lake boil advisory lifted

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has lifted a Boil Water Advisory after a scheduled service outage in the Silver Lake area. Full story...
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HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND: 7th Annual StriperFest

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videoStarting tonight you can reel in a good time with the Cape Fear River Watch as they kick off the 7th Annual StriperFest. At 6 p.m. tonight the festivities begin with a banquet at the Coastline Convention Center. Full story...
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Wilmington native, tennis pro talks community reaction to gang violence

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videoWith Wilmington police cracking down on gang violence here in the Port City, community leaders like One Love Tennis program's Lenny Simpson are also reaching out to help at-risk kids find alternatives to joining gangs. Full story...
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NC public universities eye tuition hikes after 1-year hiatus

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North Carolina's public universities want to raise tuition and fees by an average of 4 percent next year and 3.5 percent the following year for undergraduate state residents. Full story...
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Police: Woman in crash charged with careless & reckless driving

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Police are investigating a Wilmington crash they say sent two to the hospital, one of which is charged with careless and reckless driving. Full story...
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WPD: Man unpacking car robbed at gunpoint by masked men

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Police are investigating after they say two masked men robbed a man at gunpoint while he was unpacking his car just outside his home last night. Full story...
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