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New Hanover County News

Parents still concerned about lack of midwives

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Concerned parents continue to ask, where is my midwife? Only now, they are in a new spot. Women upset about Carolina OB/GYN discontinuing its midwifery service, protested outside the office Tuesday. Full story...
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18 year old sentenced to 29 to 37 years behind bars

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An 18 year-old Wilmington man will serve decades behind bars for a 2008 murder. Obrian Hester pleaded guilty Monday in the murder of Michelle Crutchfield. Tuesday, he was sentenced to 29 to 37 years in prison. Full story...
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New Hanover County residents will vote on sales tax

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New Hanover County residents will vote on raising the county sales tax. County commissioners approved a resolution to put a sales tax referendum on the ballot in the spring. Full story...
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Convention center hotel still up in the air

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There still is no word as to what kind of hotel will be built next to the convention center. The Wilmington River Group had until Tuesday to provide a million dollars in financial security in the form of a bond or letter of credit. Full story...
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UNCW makes list of 'military friendly' schools

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UNC-Wilmington has made the list of 'military friendly' schools. The list is compiled each year by the magazine G.I. Jobs. It honors the top 15 percent of colleges and universities are "doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students." Full story...
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WWAY's John Rendleman, international students enjoy UNCW World Games

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videoLife as a new UNCW student certainly has its fair share of challenges, especially if you are just learning the culture. Monday 35 international students participated in the first ever UNCW World Games. Full story...
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Obrian Hester back in court Tuesday

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A confessed killer will be back in New Hanover County court Tuesday to find out how much time he will spend behind bars. Full story...
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One Tree Hill shoot looks to close Causeway Bridge

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There is a road closure coming up at Wrightsville Beach to allow for a One Tree Hill shoot. The town said it is working with producers of the TV show and the DOT to ensure the shoot will not interfere with traffic flow. Full story...
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Area businesses glad to see students return to campus

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videoIt's a wonderful time of year for businesses near UNCW. When students move back on campus, it's a big economic boost. Full story...
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Bomb threat causes New Hanover County Courthouse to be evacuated

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A bomb threat prompted the New Hanover County Courthouse to be evacuated Monday. The threat was called into the 911 center from a payphone at 902 Rankin Street at 11:52 a.m. The courthouse was evacuated while authorities performed a visual search, but did not find anything. Full story...
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Wilmington law firm looks to help injured get healthy

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Personal injury attorneys represent people who have been hurt in an accident. Monday, one Wilmington law firm did its part to help them heal. Full story...
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CFCC welcomes students as a smoke free campus

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videoDowntown Wilmington is a little more crowded than it has been recently as students have returned for the fall to Cape Fear Community College. The difference this semester - a new ban on smoking on campus. Full story...
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School starts for freshman at UNCW

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Nearly 2,000 new UNCW students took their first steps as the class of 2013. Students started the day walking from the UNCW Bell Tower to Trask Coliseum. Following the trek was the official convocation for the class of 2013.

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Arrest nabs man in alleged Chuck E. Cheese robbery

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A Wilmington man is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday for allegedly robbing Chuck E. Cheese's on Oleander Drive last week. Full story...
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Town Hall meeting held by Constitutional Patriots

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The Wilmington Chapter of Constitutional Patriots held a mock town hall meeting Saturday morning at the Northeast Library. They invited Senator Kay Hagan to attend, but the group said she is currently not attending town hall meetings. Full story...
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