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New Hanover County News

Senator Hagan recommends Ben David, Allen Cobb for top federal positions

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North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan recommended two members of our legal community for some of the state's top federal positions. New Hanover and Pender County District Attorney Ben David is one of three people being recommended for the US Attorney for the eastern district of North Carolina. Full story...
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Amateurs and pros stoked about Reef Sweetwater Surf Contest

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The Fifth Annual Reef - Sweetwater Surf Contest got underway at Wrightsville Beach Friday afternoon. The Pro-Am event is one contest surfers look forward to up and down the east coast. Full story...
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Apartment tenants getting some relief from American Red Cross

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Wilmington residents picking up the pieces from Monday night's flooding are getting some help from the American Red Cross. Full story...
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Local family awaiting state's decision on budget

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videoThe state budget situation has created a lot of uncertainty, especially for a local family waiting to hear what lawmakers in Raleigh are going to do. Max Weavil is completely disabled and if programs like Medicaid get cut, the Weavil family may be forced to pay thousands of dollars per month out of pocket for Max's medication and supplies. Full story...
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Ed Kramer remembered, laid to rest on Thursday

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videoSergeant First Class Ed Kramer served his community as a firefighter and gave his life serving his country as a National Guard soldier. On Thursday, hundreds gathered to say their final good-byes to their friend, co-worker, and loved one. Full story...
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Police close Carolina Beach Road after fatal accident

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A fatal car accident on Carolina Beach road stopped traffic for a good part of the day. Police said the accident took place around 11:45 when a blue Ford Taurus traveling south on 421 ran off the side of the road. Full story...
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To vote or not to vote on NHC sales tax referendum

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New Hanover County wants to put a quarter-cent sales tax referendum on the November ballot. It would be the only county-wide item on the ballot. A county-wide vote would cost $180,000 to conduct, so county leaders asked the city of Wilmington to split the cost. However, city officials aren't buying it. Full story...
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Now that's a keeper!

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Kure Beach is the focus of this week's Cape Fear Pride, and incidentally a young fisherman there has a lot to be proud of. Johnny Bailey reeled in a 32-and-a-half pound king mackerel Thursday morning and now sits in first place in a local fishing contest. Full story...
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New group formed to help owners of old houses

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There's a new support network for people who own historic homes and buildings in our area. Thursday morning, the Historic Wilmington Foundation introduced the New Preservation Resource Network. Full story...
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Residents of flooded apartments feeling left out in cold

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videoThe trouble continues for displaced residents of Wilmington apartment complexes flooded by Monday night's rain. Residents say management is not helping them at all, and much like their belongings - they've been hung out to dry. Full story...
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Joyce's oak tree finally falls

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After weeks of negotiation, the Joyce family's giant oak tree finally came crashing to the ground. It happened around 4:45 Wednesday afternoon. Family members left the house, because they said they could not bear to watch. Full story...
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Dog Court: Two Springer Spaniels - dangerous or not?

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videoOne of our monthly features on NewsChannel 3 is New Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court. Court was back in session Wednesday night with two English Springer Spaniels a Wilmington man said terrorized him while he was riding his bike. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Family wants Howard's Towing to be taken off police call list

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videoA local family is upset with a towing company they were referred to by the Carolina Beach Police Department. It all started when Scott Brown had a stroke, and drove his truck into a retention pond at Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Renters swamped with flooding issues

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videoThe Campus Walk Apartments’ drains were still clogged with debris from Monday's rain on Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, many residents are trying to mop up the damage the floods left behind. Full story...
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Birds of a different feather flock together

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videoOur region is home to many species of birds, many of which choose to nest on an island off the lower Cape Fear River. Thousands of birds flock to Ferry Slip Island to nest, and nurture their young. Full story...
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