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New Hanover County News

'Swamp Logger' chats with Rotarians

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A TV star from the the Discovery Channel's "Swamp Loggers" rolled into downtown Wilmington today. Full story...
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Thank you, Cape Fear, for making WWAYTV3.com #1 during Irene

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When severe weather hits the Cape Fear, folks here know they can depend on the StormTrack 3 Weather Team and WWAYTV3.com to keep them informed online. During the three days of Hurricane Irene (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) more than 160,000 people visited WWAYTV3.com and the site had almost 690,000 pageviews those three days (according to Google Analytics). Full story...
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ILM gets $6.5 million for infrastructure

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The trip between the runway and the terminal at Wilmington International Airport should soon be a little smoother thanks to some help from the federal government. Full story...
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Car hits house near Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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A car hit a house near the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Tuesday afternoon after witnesses say another car ran a red light. Full story...
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CFPUA: Sewer caves in on Lincoln Rd. near Oleander

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Utility crews with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority are on the scene and facilitating emergency sewer repairs after discovering a sewer cave-in on Lincoln Road near the intersection of Oleander Drive. A portion of Lincoln Road near Oleander Drive will be closed to through traffic while crews mitigate repairs Full story...
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New Hanover County waits on FEMA to deal with debris issue

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video As Hurricane Irene crashed through the Cape Fear region it left plenty of debris in it's wake. New Hanover County Commissioners say they are waiting on FEMA to see if the government will cover the cost for debris collection. Full story...
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Hurricane Irene: By the numbers

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Hurricane Irene will not appear in the "Top 10" list of North Carolina hurricanes. Not even close. However, Irene was a good reminder that even a "weak" hurricane or tropical storm can create impressive wind gusts and flooding rain. Full story...
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Casey Barth named UNC football captain

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A Wilmington kicker has been named as one of the football captains for the North Carolina Tar Heels. The season begins Saturday in Chapel Hill when UNC hosts James Madison. Full story...
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Frustration mounts as power outages linger

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video The lights are still out in parts of our area two days after Hurricane Irene swept past the Cape Fear coast. Those without generators are beginning to get frustrated, as temperatures and tempers continue to rise. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. catching grief for not cleaning up debris; May change mind (UPDATED @ 5:15 pm)

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video There is no decision whether the county will activate it’s debris removal contract. New Hanover County is awaiting word whether the county will receive payment from FEMA to cover the cost of countywide debris pick up. The cost to New Hanover County government could be as high as $500,000. Full story...
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