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New Hanover County News

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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Fight against proposed Titan cement plant continues

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videoAs Titan America continues to try and put a cement plant in Castle Hayne, those against it met in Wrightsville Beach Wednesday night. NC Coastal Federation members are still fighting the proposal after six years saying the plant, which will burn more than 250,000 tons of coal a year, will discharge pollutants into the Northeast Cape Fear River. Full story...
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Captains angry over proposed log books

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In Carolina Beach charter boat captains are mad about proposed new restrictions on their fishing expeditions. Wednesday they met with marine fisheries commissioners to discuss doing away with the proposals. Charter boat captains say new restrictions would just be too much but folks with the NC Division of Marine Fisheries don't agree. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Wilmington, we have liftoff!

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videoA CFCC Student is one of 40 chosen to take part in a nationwide program with NASA. He's our Extraordinary Person of the Week. Full story...
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Supporters of UNCW track meet with administration

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videoSupporters of saving UNCW's track and field program had a meeting with the university's administration today. Full story...
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No camping changes at Freeman Park yet

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videoCarolina Beach's Town Council decided not to take any action on proposed camping restrictions out at Freeman Park. Dozens of folks turned out to discuss proposed restrictions to require campers to obtain permits to stay the night in the park. Full story...
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