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New Hanover County News

CFPUA tries to resolve some issues

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In a fairly quick board meeting this morning, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority board met to resolve some customer concerns. One of the topics was the continuing controversy surrounding the billing and rate system. Full story...
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F.A.A. orders family's trees cut down near ILM

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The Joyce family's entire yard full of oak trees came crashing to the ground on Wednesday. There's one oak tree left standing. The kids were so upset, one of them used the family's trampoline to climb the tree to prevent it from getting cut down. He said he doesn't care if he gets arrested, he doesn't want his last tree coming down. Full story...
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Construction begins on Wilmington's newest park

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The city of Wilmington is set to begin construction on what will be one of its largest parks. On Wednesday, a ground-breaking ceremony was held at the future site of Olsen Park. Full story...
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Highway projects to get underway in NC

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Thirty-one new highway projects are about to get underway around the state; eleven of them funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The only one in our area is in New Hanover County, and is funded by the state DOT. Full story...
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High tides cause more flooding in Carolina Beach

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Parts of our area are drying out this morning after more high water along the coast Tuesday night. In Carolina Beach, unusually high tides have caused flooding for a second straight night. Full story...
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New Hanover kicks off another park project

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New Hanover County is getting another park. The county and City of Wilmington are had a construction kickoff ceremony Wednesday morning at Olsen Park off Murrayville Road. Full story...
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UNCW Surf Club makes history

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Surf's up for the UNCW Surf Club. The team placed second in the National Scholastic Surfing Association Championships last week in California. Full story...
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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority votes on budget

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority's board is expected to vote on its budget for the next fiscal year Wednesday. The board is considering increasing the threshold on the tiered rate structure it uses, meaning customers would not be charged a higher rate until they use 12,000 gallons. Full story...
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Hammerheads to host MLS' Chicago Fire

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videoNormally when the Wilmington Hammerheads play soccer they play teams on their same level, the second division of United Soccer League, one of the minor leagues of pro soccer. However, on Tuesday, June 30th, the Hammerheads get to host a MLS team. Full story...
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Keeping H1N1 out of summer camps

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It's summer camp time, and with so many kids being in such close quarters, camps are trying to prevent the H1N1 virus from spreading. Full story...
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Senate Commerce Committee thrown for a loop

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Senators put the brakes on some legislative sleight of hand that would have effectively stalled the Titan America cement plant in Wilmington. Full story...
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Man leads police on chase Tuesday morning

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A car chase that started at the airport this morning led to one man's arrest. Airport officials say around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a man realized he was getting a ticket for leaving his vehicle unattended. He then jumped in his car and sped off before the ticket could be issued. Full story...
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Chair of NC Republican Party sues local radio host Curtis Wright

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The North Carolina Association of Broadcasters is weighing in on a lawsuit against Wilmington talk radio host Curtis Wright. Tom Fetzer, the chair of the North Carolina Republican Party, has sued Wright for slander after Wright forwarded an anonymous letter to people in the Republican Party that insinuated Fetzer is gay. Full story...
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County budget approved without a raise in property taxes

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videoThe vote on a property tax rate for New Hanover County residents came down to three-against-two. In the end, those against raising the property tax rate won. Full story...
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Power outage in Wilmington Monday, Cape Fear Hospital not affected

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Part of Wilmington was without power for a short time Monday afternoon, including Cape Fear Hospital. Progress Energy told us a tree fell onto a power line in a wooded area off Wrightsville Avenue.

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