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New Hanover County News

City Council terminates agreement with Wilmington River Group

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The City of Wilmington needs a new hotel developer. At its meeting Tuesday night, City Council voted to terminate an agreement with Wilmington River Group. The company was supposed to build the Hotel Indigo next to the new convention center. Full story...
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New Hanover High will have fieldhouse renovated

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Tuesday night there was good news for one of the county's oldest buildings. The school board voted to renovate New Hanover High School's Jap Davis Field House. Full story...
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Students get a taste of Wilmington in Black and White

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In a couple of weeks, hundreds will fill the Williston School auditorium, for a program on the history and future of race relations in Wilmington. Tuesday, community leaders tried to get students to sign up for the course by giving them a taste. Full story...
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Multi-car accident ties up traffic on Market Street

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A multi-car accident held up traffic along Market Street Tuesday morning. It happened around ten o’clock near the intersection of Market and Eastwood and MLK Parkway. Full story...
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New Hanover County School Board opens public forums on redistricting

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The task of figuring out where some New Hanover County students will go to school next year resumes at Tuesday night's school board meeting. Students have to be moved around because the new Holly Shelter Middle School opens next year. Full story...
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Organizing for America rallies for health insurance reform

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Health insurance reform supporters rallied in Wilmington for their cause Tuesday afternoon. Members of the grassroots group Organizing for America held a news conference at Central Missionary Baptist Church. Full story...
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New Hanover County property owners can expect tax bills soon

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videoNew Hanover County property owners will find their tax bills in the mailbox next week. Tax officials say dealing with the debt right away can help ease the burden on everyone. Full story...
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Bill one step closer to rid area waters of sewage

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The EPA has moved one step closer to passing a ban that would help rid area waters of sewage. The bill would prohibit boaters from dumping any human waste in coastal waters within New Hanover County. Full story...
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Congressman McIntyre talks health care, budget cuts, and stimulus money

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videoWhen Congress returns to Washington in a couple of weeks, it will likely be consumed by the debate on health care reform. But there are other important issues to be discussed in Washington that will have an impact on things here at home. Full story...
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Volunteers fill UNCW to help Stop Hunger Now

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An army of helping hands went to work at UNC-Wilmington this weekend in an effort to feed the hungry. The school was one of several university sites that participated in the Million-Meal Week. Full story...
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Parking spots few and far between near CFCC

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videoFor students at Cape Fear Community College in downtown Wilmington, parking is headache. "Parking is so chaotic out here now. You can't even find a parking space within a couple blocks,” said David Gardner, a CFCC student. Full story...
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Deals were made on Carolina Beach property Friday

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It was a battle of the bidders in Carolina Beach Friday. A large crowd gathered for a public auction of several pieces of prime ocean front real estate. Full story...
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Smoking ban causes frustration with downtown businesses

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Recently, the downtown campus of Cape Fear Community college became off limits to smokers. Now, business owners nearby say smokers looking for a safe haven are becoming a nuisance. Full story...
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Dane Hobbs left his mark with many in Wilmington

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A homeless man who passed away on Tuesday left his mark here in Wilmington. Since Dane Hobbs died this week, we have received numerous e-mails and calls from viewers telling us what an impact Hobbs had on our community. Full story...
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Wilmington River Group misses deadline again

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The City of Wilmington may be looking for a new developer to build the convention center hotel. Wilmington River Group, the developer of choice, had until Friday to come up with a one million dollar line of credit ensuring they could complete Hotel Indigo. Full story...
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