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New Hanover County News

Soccer clinic aims to introduce sport to inner city youth

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videoThe UNCW Seahawk soccer team and the Wilmington Hammerheads picked a hot day to hold a soccer clinic, but they did not hear any complaints from the youngsters in attendance, who for the most part have had little exposure to soccer. Full story...
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Do hot days cause hot tempers?

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videoHot temperatures have a way of drawing people out to our beaches or just out for a stroll, but it could also be a draw for bad behavior. Full story...
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Jellyfish making their way to the shore

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Carolina Beach has seen an increase in visitors, but instead of two legs, they've got tentacles. Jellyfish are washing up along the shores of Carolina Beach in large numbers. Full story...
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Camp doesn't bug kids

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The Cape Fear Museum's incredible insect campers were buzzing with excitement Friday morning. Children marched in an insect parade for their final day of bug camp. Full story...
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Kids get lessons in layups and education

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One local basketball camp is teaching kids the importance of balancing athletics and education. Elementary and middle school boys and girls took part in the Believe to Achieve Camp at the Martin Luther King Center in Wilmington.

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Precautions for working in the extreme heat

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videoSummer is just days away, but the heat is already here. For some, it's work and no play underneath the hot sun. Full story...
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Summer camp is all business

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videoA unique summer camp at UNCW doesn’t involve canoeing or campfire songs. Kids between the ages of 11 and 16 have spent the week on campus in UNCW’s Young Entrepreneurship Program. Full story...
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Perdue's request to raise taxes has UNCW concerned

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House and Senate negotiators are getting closer to Governor Perdue's request to raise more taxes. They are attempting to pound out a budget that would, among other things, help some state employees keep their jobs.

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Keeping the inlet open in Carolina Beach

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videoThe Carolina Beach inlet is a popular passageway to the Atlantic Ocean for many area fishermen and pleasure boaters. It may not seem extraordinary, but the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers does plenty of work to make sure boats are able to pass through the inlet each day. Full story...
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Whitley sentenced Thursday for killing bike rider

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A 20-year-old Wilmington man was sentenced this afternoon for killing a bicyclist on River Road last year. Jordan Whitley pleaded guilty to felony death by motor vehicle in the death of Phillip Tidmarsh. Full story...
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City now says Pandora's Box violates zoning

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Despite the fact Pandora's Box has been licensed and operating within city limits for four years, on Thursday, the assistant city attorney, and an attorney for the adult shop, presented their respective cases before the Board of Adjustment. Full story...
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Monkey Junction family finds gator in their garage

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One local family got quite a surprise when they looked in their garage Thursday morning. Our crew arrived just as a wildlife removal service was putting an alligator in a bag. Full story...
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Annexation regulations on the table

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Lawmakers discussed reforms to annexation laws in our state on Thursday. So far, a house judiciary committee has ruled against allowing homeowners to vote on whether they want to be annexed, something anti-annexation activists asked for. Full story...
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Dinner to your door

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videoLove the convenience of delivery, but sometimes pizza and Chinese food get a little old? A local company has a solution; they deliver food from restaurants to your doorstep. Full story...
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Coast Guard helps build Habitat home

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They're usually busy protecting the waterways in our area. Today they traded in their sea legs for tool belts. Members of the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Unit Wilmington helped build a new home for Habitat for Humanity on Prices Lane in Wilmington. Full story...
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