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New Hanover County News

Arrest made in May murder outside club

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More than four months after a man was shot to death outside a Wilmington club, police have made an arrest for the crime. Garry Orlando Hines, 18, is charged with the first degree murder of Cornelius Tremayne Blanks, 20, of Burgaw. Full story...
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5th Quarter: Week #6 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number six of the high school football schedule is complete other than a few postponements. Hoggard remains undefeated. New Hanover improves to 4-1. North Brunswick is no longer undefeated. Click full story for all of Friday's scores. Full story...
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Adoption group gets new meeting room through donation

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video It was a night of transformation for Children at Heart Adoption Services. "We moved into this office in April then we were given a huge gift in June when we connected with Paysage and they donated all of this beautiful furniture for our birth mothers support group space," Assistant Director for Children at Heart, Erica Willock, said. Full story...
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Unemployment climbs again in Wilmington area

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After a small drop in July, unemployment is up again in the Wilmington metro area. The region's unemployment rate climbed to 10.5 percent in August. That's up from 10.2 percent in July after a drop from 10.4 percent in June. The Employment Security Commission says 18,744 are unemployed in our area. Full story...
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'One Tree Hill' cast, fans mark milestone

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It was eight years ago tonight that the show debuted on what was then The WB. Since then 174 episodes have aired of the teen drama turned young adult drama (now on The CW) set in the fictional town of Tree Hill, NC. Full story...
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Battleship named Attraction of the Year

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Seven decades after entering World War II, the Battleship North Carolina has earned another honor. Last night the North Carolina Travel Industry Association honored the Battleship as its 2011 Attraction of the Year. Full story...
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Fall's arrival leaves hole, as Britt's Donuts closes till spring

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Fall officially arrived just after 5 a.m. And a sure sign summer's over is happening down at Carolina Beach. Full story...
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FEMA sets up Wilmington office to help with Irene questions

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The Disaster Recovery Center is for anyone who would like questions answered face to face, or for folks without access to a telephone. Full story...
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Fundraiser for cancer fight honors late judge

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Pancreatic cancer took the life New Hanover County judge and veteran John Carroll in May. Monday would have been his birthday. Full story...
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New Hanover Public Library will display “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory” Civil War photo exhibit in October

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The involvement of Confederate soldiers, African Americans and women is depicted in the Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit, which will visit the New Hanover Public Library Oct. 1-29. The exhibit will educate and illustrate on a difficult period in history that the nation moved beyond. Full story...
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