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New Hanover County News

Controversial arrest sparks stereotypes, local reaction

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videoThe arrest of a black professor from Harvard University has sparked controversy around the nation. Dr. Henry Gates was arrested in his own home by a white police officer, who was responding to a suspected break-in call. NewsChannel 3's Jenna Caiazzo brings us the local reaction. Full story...
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Hoggard grad prepares for NFL training camp

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videoNFL training camp is less than a week away for Wilmington's Connor Barth. The North Carolina Tar Heel graduate returned to his high school roots Friday. WWAY's John Rendleman met up with Connor at Hoggard High School. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Pleasure Island: Historic Fort Fisher

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videoThe Fort Fisher historic site is a quiet place where tourists and locals alike come for a history lesson. More than 140 years ago, a battle raged here, where Confederate troops fought, and lost, protecting the last major coastal stronghold for the Confederacy. Full story...
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Kids get down and dirty at Children's Museum

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The seventh annual Mud Day was a big hit with the little ones who had a mom-approved excuse to get dirty. Full story...
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Youth volunteers help beautify UNCW campus

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Normally, the UNCW Landscaping Department has a staff of about 40 that help keep the campus looking great. Friday, that number grew by more than 200. Full story...
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Three suspects arrested in cold case, detectives looking for one more

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A New Hanover County cold case is almost solved, but detectives may need your help. Three men accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old Geoffrey Graham appeared in court Friday. Graham was shot in the head in October of 2007 at his Ogden home. Full story...
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Coast Guard Cutter Diligence leaves Port City Friday

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After a little more than seven weeks at home, the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is leaving port Friday. They will conduct homeland security operations, search and rescue, and will also work to keep immigrants and narcotics from coming into the country. Full story...
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As minimum wage goes up, will hours go down?

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videoFriday, millions of workers around the country will get a raise. But that could actually be bad news for some employees. Full story...
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CFCC Marine Technology program's status

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videoAll this week, we've been exploring the Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College. State budget cuts could sink their unique offshore training program. Thursday, Hailey Winslow wraps up our series with the program's current status, and what's at stake. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Drowning in more water bill problems

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videoJulie Little called our newsroom recently, upset about her bill from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. The agency has fixed the computer glitch that caused billing problems all over New Hanover County, but a new problem has cropped up.

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A malfunction has many worried about blood borne diseases

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videoImagine paying your doctor a visit, only to learn weeks after, you may have been exposed to a blood borne disease. That is what New Hanover Community Health Center is warning some of the patients about, after discovering a malfunction device used for diabetes testing. Full story...
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The students on board the Dan Moore

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videoThis week, we are taking an in-depth look at Cape Fear Community College's Marine Technology program. WWAY's Hailey Winslow takes us on board and introduces us to the students; each who share a vision to turn their sea training into future careers. Full story...
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Fight homelessness, one quarter at a time

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videoNew meters are popping up across Downtown Wilmington, but they're not for parking. They're part of the city's ten year plan to try to end chronic homelessness. Full story...
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CFCC graduates receive tools of the trade

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Some Cape Fear Community College graduates are getting a jump start on their careers. Anonymous donors are providing free tools to three graduates of the school's Heating and Air Conditioning program. Full story...
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Skills showcased at the Coastal Plain League All-Star Game

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videoNow in its 13th season the Coastal Plain League is the nation's hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Featuring 14 teams, the league gives college players the chance to refine their skills with wooden bats during the summer months. Tuesday night they held their All-Star Game in Wilmington. Full story...
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