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New Hanover County News

New Hanover, Pender schools want control of calendar returned

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Two local school systems are lobbying state lawmakers to return the control of local school calendars to local boards of education – a movement backed by the N.C. School Boards Association and strongly opposed by the coastal tourism industry, which suffered when school systems began cutting summer short a decade ago. Full story...
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Thousands attended MLK parade in downtown Wilmington

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video There have been all kinds of events have been happening across the Cape Fear for the past week to honor Doctor Martin Luther King Junior and today is his day. Thousands of folks traveled to downtown Wilmington to show how much his actions meant to them. Full story...
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Carolina Beach sets penalties for pier jumping, leaving beach holes

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Leaving holes on the beach and leaping from commercial fishing piers is now prohibited in Carolina Beach, aligning the town's ordinances with Kure and Wrightsville Beach policies. Full story...
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Service honors dreams of MLK

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videoPeople of every race, religion, and class gathered together at the Bnai Israel Synagogue on Chestnut Street to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Full story...
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Fort Fisher marks 150th anniversary of historic battle

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video This weekend is the 150th Anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Fort Fisher. Organizers say no other Fort Fisher program compares to what visitors can expect to see at the fort over the next few days. Full story...
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UPDATE: Precautionary boil water advisory lifted for Wilmington

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the Governors Square Apartments and for part of the Sea Spray Landing subdivision in Wilmington. The following are the areas are under the advisory in Sea Spray Landing: Royal Bonnet Drive, Painted Spindle Court, Venus Court, Butter Clam Court, and the 400 Block of New Kent Drive. Full story...
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'Sleepy Hollow' leaving for Atlanta if renewed

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Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden said if it's renewed for a third season, “Sleepy Hollow” will move production from Wilmington following the demise of the North Carolina film tax credit program. Full story...
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Kids celebrate MLK Saturday

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, but people have been celebrating the civil rights leader's memory all week, including kids. Children of all ages gathered to the MLK Center in downtown Wilmington Saturday with food, educational activities, and music. Full story...
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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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