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New Hanover County News

5TH QUARTER: Rain delay, lightning delay & power outage at BB&T Jamboree, but well worth the wait

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video The 25th Annual BB&T Jamboree started late, but it turned out to be a wild and woolly night with a lot of scoring at Legion Stadium. Full story...
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Police seize $200,000 worth of marijuana

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies find a major marijuana operation and arrest one. Deputies executed search warrants at two separate homes and found more than 220 marijuana plants. Police say most of the plants seized were mature plants ready to be harvested. Full story...
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As town looks for money, fighting among local leaders slows CB Inlet dredging

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video There is no question that the inlet is important to tourists as well as businesses in the New Hanover County's beach communities, but the question is who's gonna pay for the dredging that's necessary to keep the inlet open and operational? Full story...
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Sewage spill in Carolina Beach leads to fishkill

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The Town of Carolina Beach says there was a sewage spill yesterday. The town says 72,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled a ruptured force main at Lift Station #1 at 103 Raleigh Ave. Full story...
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WPD says body found was a "familiar figure"

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video A dead body turned up in a shallow pond in Wilmington this morning. According to Wilmington Police, the body was that of Clark Edward Reedy, a familiar figure around town with no known address. Full story...
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Grocery auction may become reality TV show

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video Let the bidding begin! Call it a new trend in grocery shopping. Kurt and Missy Hefner travel the state auctioning off discount products to folks looking for a good deal. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington father loses kids to Social Services

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video Steven Alfano has had five kids removed from him by the New Hanover County Department of Social Services in the past few months. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Catlin wrong about county credit downgrade

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin may have put his foot in his mouth this morning during a radio show. On the Big Talker FM this morning Catlin said just like the federal government Standard & Poor's had downgraded the county's credit rating to AA+. Full story...
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Anti-annexation petitions still have a long way to go

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections sent out 2,032 letters to affected property owners. The board is now reviewing the petitions it's gotten back so far.s gotten back so far. Full story...
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WPD: Man wanting weed gets robbed; Suspect shoots self in hand

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The male victim, age 25, admitted that he called the suspect and met him in the wooded area behind the shopping center to buy marijuana. Instead, the suspect pointed a small handgun at the victim and robbed him. Full story...
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