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New Hanover County News

HURRICANE IRENE: Hurricane newbies anxious as Irene approaches

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video Preparing for Irene is stressful enough, but what about those who of you new to the area who have never been through a hurricane? We spoke with a few hurricane newbies about what they're going through right now and how they're preparing for Irene. Full story...
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HURRICANE IRENE: Surfers braving the waves at Wrightsville Beach

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video While some folks are leaving our beaches, others are packing up and heading to the waves. The surf's up at Wrightsville beach despite the potential dangers that comes with hitting these waves. Although the storm is not here yet, it's already causing a surge in the ocean and that has surfers excited. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. lays out plans for Irene, schools to release early Friday

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New Hanover County leaders are getting ready for the effects of Hurricane Irene as the major storm moves north toward our coast. Elected leaders and emergency officials met this morning to figure out what to do to get the county ready for the storm, which could bring heavy rain, strong winds and high seas to our coast. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bride hopes Irene doesn't crash her wedding

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video Rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck, but what about a hurricane? Well, one Wilmington bride is still scheduled to have her wedding Saturday outside a home along the Intracoastal Waterway. Full story...
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Freeman Park to close Friday at 5 p.m.

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Due to weather and tide conditions associated with Hurricane Irene, the Town of Carolina Beach will close Freeman Park at 5 p.m. on Friday. The park will be closed sooner if conditions warrant. Full story...
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Wilmington Tigers postpone Saturday's game

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The Wilmington Tigers don't want to take any chances. They've postponed Saturday's football game at Legion Stadium. Full story...
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Wilmington Cape Fear Coast re-branded Wilmington N.C. Historic River District & Island Beaches

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video The greater Wilmington area was branded as the Cape Fear Coast in the late 1980's and eventually became the Wilmington Cape Fear Coast, but now that name is being left behind and the region is moving forward with the name Wilmington N.C. Historic River District & Island Beaches. Full story...
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Hurri-cakes make Irene threat a little sweeter

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While everyone in our area hunkers down for Irene, a Wilmington dessert store is looking at the sweeter side of things. Full story...
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Thousands wait to see if Irene means soccer tourney canceled

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A youth soccer tournament scheduled for this weekend predicted to bring more than $1 million dollars in tax money to the Wilmington area may be canceled because of Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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