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New Hanover County News

Special Olympic athletes go head-to-head in the pool

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One hundred thirty high school and college athletes showed off their stuff by taking a dip in the pool. It was part of the annual Special Olympics competition at the YMCA in Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire cracking down on overcrowded downtown businesses

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Fire officials said some business owners do not pay attention to the occupancy limit. They said cramming too many people in a space means it is harder to get people out in case of an emergency. Full story...
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Titan moratorium discussed at Senate hearing Tuesday

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videoFor the second time in three years, state legislators could make a law to slow or even stop the development of a controversial project in our area. Full story...
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City Council to discuss new parking lot and Wrightsville Beach fire boat

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Tuesday night the City Council will discuss a recommendation to use $750,000 from the city's parking fund to buy land for a parking lot. The council will also take up an agreement with Wrightsville Beach for a new fire boat dock along the Intracoastal Waterway. Full story...
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Could rides and games return to Carolina Beach Boardwalk?

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videoIt's been more than ten years since an amusement park lit up the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, but if all goes according to plan, Ferris-wheels and tilt-a-whirls could once again find a home along the shore. Full story...
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Seamstress ready for belles

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videoKay Godwin’s passion for dressmaking is reflected in her work. For the past 18 years, she has been using a needle and thread to make the Azalea Festival memorable for lucky belles. Full story...
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Thieves using web listings to target vacant houses

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The internet has become an invaluable tool for realtors and home sellers, but some recent break-ins in our area raise questions that on line listings may be providing thieves with a blueprint for where to find vacated premises.

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Need for fiber optics means Corning will re-hire some employees

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A spike in demand for fiber optics in China is good news for the Corning plant in Wilmington. China's increased need for fiber optics to build their mobile networks means some local workers will be re-hired. Full story...
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Money Monday: Effectively applying for jobs

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In this week's Money Monday Thom Rakes came by from the UNCW career center and spoke about how to most effectively apply for jobs. Full story...
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State legislators to discuss moratorium on cement plant

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State legislators will discuss a proposal for a moratorium on a local and controversial cement plant permit at a hearing in Raleigh Tuesday morning.

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Plant an Azalea Week

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Cape Fear Garden Club and the Mayor’s of Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach have proclaimed the week of March 22 through March 28, 2009 as “Plant an Azalea Week”. The effort encourages the residents of New Hanover County to plant azaleas at their residences and businesses and in public areas. Full story...
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Confusion continues with CFPUA bills

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority's bills are causing some confusion for customers. Some customers are complaining that they have to pay for 4 months worth of water use in a matter of weeks. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach bridge closures end

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has canceled its planned closures for the drawbridge after the necessary work was completed. Full story...
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Wilmington bowler is confident he can beat President Obama

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videoThe Commander in Chief recently made a comment heard across the globe. Now, it is encouraging Special Olympic bowlers from all over to show off their skills, especially one Wilmington bowler who can top President Obama's bowling score any day. Full story...
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Campus clean-up held for Mary C. Williams Elementary

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Parents, students and members of Christ Community Church were out in the beautiful weather doing a good deed this weekend. Full story...
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