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New Hanover County News

Three swimmers caught in rip current off Carolina Beach

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videoA beautiful start to the Memorial Day weekend turned quick for a group of swimmers. Three swimmers got caught in a rip current at Carolina Beach. It just so happened, Friday was the first day lifeguards were on duty. Full story...
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Holiday travel expected to be busy at ILM

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Many travelers will be flying to their holiday destination. Things were running smoothly at ILM Friday, thanks to cooperative weather. Full story...
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Wilmington city pools to open for swimmers; one remains closed

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New Hanover County pools will be open to swimmers Saturday, with one exception. The Northside Pool on Bess Street will remain closed for the summer season. Full story...
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Johnnie Mercer's is a landmark pier for fishermen and beach goers

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videoThis month's Cape Fear Pride series takes us to Wrightsville Beach where the surf is up, and the beach is pristine. Johnnie Mercer’s pier is a point of reference for most beach goers, but fishermen come from all over the country to fish off the pier. Full story...
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Mixed news comes from city council budget meeting

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Good and bad news coming out of city council's proposed budget meeting Friday. No city employees will be losing their jobs, but cuts will be made elsewhere. Full story...
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Carolina Beach kicks off summer events

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Crowds gathered in Carolina Beach last night for the kickoff of the Boardwalk Summer Blast event series. There are more than 100 events scheduled throughout the summer, including bands, dancing, bingo and plenty of food and fun for the entire family. Full story...
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NHC deputies urge motorists to Click-it-or-Ticket

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videoNearly 500 unbuckled motorists died in North Carolina last year, a number New Hanover Sheriff's Department is trying to lower with their Click-it-or-Ticket campaign. Full story...
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Record breaking funds raised at CFCC

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While many people are tightening their belt, community and business leaders set a new donation record for Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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Two families walk away from collision in Wilmington

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Thanks to their seatbelts, two families walked away from a head-on collision in Wilmington Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Pride of Baltimore docks in Wilmington

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Downtown Wilmington has a rather large guest for the weekend. "The Pride of Baltimore II” docked along the riverfront on Thursday. Full story...
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Seahawk statue finds a home at UNCW

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The campus of UNCW looks a little different today after a giant copper seahawk landed at Hoggard Circle. The statue weighs 2,000 pounds and has a 20-foot wingspan. Full story...
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Free health screenings

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Free health screenings were available today for anyone looking to check their cholesterol, body mass index and bone density. The event was collaboration between Walgreen’s and AARP. Full story...
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Still no Wilmington murders in 2009

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Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous doesn't want to jinx himself, but he's happy to report there have been no murders in Wilmington so far this year. This time last year, there had already been eight murders and there was a total of 13 in 2008. Full story...
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

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We all know what being tired feels like. Now imagine feeling exhausted day in and day out. That's what Sandra Honeycutt faces, as she has been living with chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, for the past five years. Full story...
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Local doctor face charges related to practice in Beaufort

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Doctor Peter Kuers, who is associated with the ACT Medical Group of Wilmington, has been summoned related to his former practice in Beaufort. Full story...
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