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New Hanover County News

Downtown lit up by Fourth's fireworks

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videoThe sky over the Battleship North Carolina was lit up Saturday night. The Thirteenth Annual Battleship Blast brought hundreds of spectators to downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington hosts tea party of their own

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Protesters against high taxes and deficit spending by the government used Tax Day to get their message out in events across the country. One protest was right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Cape Fear Sevens Rugby Tournament underway at Ogden Park

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videoThe Cape Fear Sevens Rugby Tournament has become a traditional event held the first weekend of July. Teams from all over the country, and one from as far away as Africa, are in Wilmington to compete in what may be the event's finest field yet. Full story...
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Friends reflect on life of Wilmington's Ed Kramer

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videoWith Independence Day almost here, we learn more about a Wilmington man who died serving his country. National Guardsman, Ed Kramer died earlier this week in Iraq. Full story...
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Staying safe in the water this Fourth of July

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videoThe ocean is a tempting place, but can be a scary and powerful place too. Wrightsville Beach is different from other area beaches because it has piers and deep troughs that can be dangerous. Full story...
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Preparations continue as Battleship Blast excitement grows

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videoSaturday night many of us will look to the skies to celebrate the Fourth of July. Friday, WWAY's Joe Mauceri took a look at the work that goes into getting ready for the nation's birthday. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Pleasure Island: Booming Carolina Beach Boardwalk

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videoFrom the beautiful sights of Carolina Beach, to its tastes, this year the boardwalk's got a bit more to offer in terms of entertainment. The amusements and businesses are reaping the benefits. Full story...
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Father-son duo arrested in drug trafficking charges

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested a father-son duo, after seizing more than a quarter million dollars in cocaine and cash Thursday. Full story...
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City honors retiring fire fighters

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videoThursday was a day filled with tears and laughter. The city of Wilmington said goodbye to ten fire fighters who gave more than 300 combined years of service to the city. Full story...
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NHC deputies seize cocaine and cash in drug bust

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New Hanover County deputies seized more than a quarter million dollars in cocaine and cash Thursday. The bust took place in the 300 block of South College Road around 11:00 a.m. Full story...
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Keeping drains clear to avoid flooding

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New Hanover County engineers are reminding people clogged drainage systems need to be cleared before unnecessary flooding costs them major money. Full story...
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Find today's specials at The Special Spot

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videoTwo brothers have created a website, TheSpecialSpot.com, where you can find out the specials at nearly every restaurant in Wilmington. Full story...
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Boil water advisory for Castle Hayne subdivision

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has issued a boil water advisory for the Shearin Hills subdivision in Castle Hayne. Around 9:00 Wednesday morning, a water main broke after a contractor damaged the line. Full story...
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Family and airport discuss solution for last tree standing

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A Wilmington family will be able to enjoy its tree for a few more days. The Joyce family and airport authorities met in court today to determine what happens next. Full story...
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Too much adult merchandise at Pandora's Box

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The decision to cite a local business for violating city ordinances is because too much merchandise at Pandora’s Box was deemed "adult." Full story...
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