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New Hanover County News

Police: Two teens used gun to rob construction crew near Wilmington work site

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videoPolice are investigating after they say two teens used a gun to rob a construction crew when the group of workers went to get food from a Wilmington restaurant near their work site. Full story...
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Lightning to blame for fire that destroyed home

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Lightning is believed to be responsible for a house fire off of Hogan Court in New Hanover County. The fire began just after 4:00 Tuesday afternoon, just as a line of strong storms moved through the area. Full story...
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The Surprise Squad gets emotional in Carolina Beach

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video The Surprise Squad made a trip out to Pleasure Island to pay some bills. We found one of the most emotional stories to date. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Car chase leads to crash, suspects still sought

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videoA car chase involving a suspected drug dealer led to a traffic crash on a busy Wilmington highway. Full story...
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Sheriff candidate says Hewett's death from lack of experience, procedure in jail

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videoRepublican Jason Vaughn says Ron Hewett did not receive correct treatment according to standard protocol, and that circumstances like those surrounding his death are caused by the inexperience of the deputies assigned to the jail. Full story...
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UNCW settles case with Mike Adams

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videoSeven years after an associate professor sued UNCW over a denied promotion, the teacher and school have reached a settlement. Full story...
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WPD: Man behind bars on birthday after grabbing woman, hitting police car

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videoA Wilmington man spent his birthday behind bars after being arrested yesterday. Oscar Castro, 24, appeared in court today after he was arrested last night on multiple charges including sexual battery. Full story...
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911 CALL: Suicide suspected before Hewett's death

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videoThe audio of first responders' radio traffic and those initial 911 calls about Ron Hewett's demise were released Monday. Full story...
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Surfer recovering from shark bite off Masonboro

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video A Wilmington surfer got quite the experience Saturday. He says when he caught a wave near Masonboro Island, a shark caught him. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man shot in leg during dispute in Houston Moore complex identified

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videoPolice are still investigating after they say a shooting in the Houston Moore complex sent one man to the hospital Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Man who was spotted swimming, drifting in Cape Fear River cited

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videoPolice say a man who was spotted swimming in the Cape Fear River near Downtown Wilmington's Riverwalk early Sunday was cited after he went under several times before finally getting out safely. Full story...
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Shark bites man off of Masonboro Island

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videoA shark bite sent a man to the hospital Saturday. According to Facebook, Carson Jewell was body surfing near Masonboro Island when the incident happened. Full story...
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O'neill Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf-Fest attracted surfers from all over

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video Surfers for the O'neill Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf-Fest flooded Wrightsville Beach this weekend. Full story...
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Former Brunswick Co. Sheriff Ron Hewett dies in jail

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US Marshals confirm that former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett has died in jail at the New Hanover County Jail. It happened around 2 p.m. Full story...
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Concerned Veterans for America say the fight for freedom continues

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video Veterans say they fought for freedom during war, but now their fighting for that in their home country. Full story...
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