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Garden Tour grants available

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The Azalea Festival is big business in our area. Each year money from the Azalea Garden Tour goes back to the community, and you may be able to get some of it. Full story...
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Eaton Elementary turns into wax museum

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videoWith only two days left before summer vacation, kids at Eaton Elementary were showing off before the year is up. Students in Ms. Abernathe's third grade class dressed up as famous historic figures and created a “wax museum” of their own on Wednesday. Full story...
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State Senate approves new district map

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The N.C. Senate gave final approval today to a redrawing of districts in New Hanover and Pender counties. The House approved the plan last month. Full story...
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Wilmington celebrates end of slavery with Juneteenth festival

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Juneteenth is an annual celebration of the end of slavery in America. Dozens of Juneteenth festivals go on across the country, including right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Murrayville Elementary crowns first grade trivia bee champion

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Murrayville Elementary students celebrated the end of school with a trivia bee Wednesday morning. Competition was stiff, but eventually the first graders were whittled down to one humble winner, Matteo Meehan. Full story...
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Residents upset about billing by Cape Fear Public Utility Authority

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videoConcerns continue to mount over the way New Hanover County residents are charged for water and sewer. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority took over Wilmington's water and sewer last year. Since then, they've been playing a game of billing catch-up, much to the dismay of residents. Full story...
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Nike ad campaign gives Laney High a boost

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videoAs schools across the state try to figure out how to handle budget cuts, New Hanover County's Laney High is getting a little boost. A new ad campaign built on the legend of one of Wilmington's most famous sons and Laney's most famous alum is giving the school some global exposure and some extra cash.

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Visitor from UK makes her return home

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There is an update on a foreign visitor to our area who is making a triumphant return home Wednesday. Willamina, or Willie for short, arrived at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital on Topsail Island back in April. Full story...
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Traveling Vietnam War memorial arrives in Wilmington

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A traveling memorial for those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War has made its way to New Hanover County. On Tuesday, "The Wall That Heals" arrived at Ogden Park. Full story...
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Two cases verified as H1N1

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Those suspected flu cases at two New Hanover County schools are indeed the H1N1 virus. This brings the total to eight across the county. Full story...
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Seawitch Cafe fire deemed suspicious

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Carolina Beach fire officials are investigating a suspicious fire at the Seawitch Cafe. Carolina and Kure Beach fire departments responded to the 200 block of Carolina Ave. at about 1:30 Monday afternoon. Full story...
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Investigators looking for information surrounding home fire

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Fire investigators are looking for help involving fire that took place last month. On May 23, officers responded to a home fire at 743 Eastwood Road. The fire caused more than $150,000 in damages. Full story...
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South Brunswick and New Hanover make list of top high schools

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According to Newsweek magazine, a couple of local high schools are among the nation's best. South Brunswick High School in Southport and New Hanover High School in Wilmington both made Newsweek's list of America's top public high schools. Full story...
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Suspected H1N1 case at New Hanover High School

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The list is getting longer of suspected cases of the H1N1 virus in New Hanover County. A student at New Hanover High School is the latest person believed to have the virus. The student was not in school today and the case has not yet been confirmed to be H1N1. Full story...
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D&E Dodge to close tomorrow amidst auto industry troubles

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videoSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has temporarily delayed Chrysler's sale to Fiat. Meantime the clock is ticking for a local auto dealer. Barring a last minute legal miracle, D&E Dodge's days in the Chrysler family are over as of Tuesday. Full story...
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