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New Hanover County News

ONLY ON 3: Bride hopes Irene doesn't crash her wedding

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video Rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck, but what about a hurricane? Well, one Wilmington bride is still scheduled to have her wedding Saturday outside a home along the Intracoastal Waterway. Full story...
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Freeman Park to close Friday at 5 p.m.

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Due to weather and tide conditions associated with Hurricane Irene, the Town of Carolina Beach will close Freeman Park at 5 p.m. on Friday. The park will be closed sooner if conditions warrant. Full story...
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Wilmington Tigers postpone Saturday's game

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The Wilmington Tigers don't want to take any chances. They've postponed Saturday's football game at Legion Stadium. Full story...
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Wilmington Cape Fear Coast re-branded Wilmington N.C. Historic River District & Island Beaches

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video The greater Wilmington area was branded as the Cape Fear Coast in the late 1980's and eventually became the Wilmington Cape Fear Coast, but now that name is being left behind and the region is moving forward with the name Wilmington N.C. Historic River District & Island Beaches. Full story...
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Hurri-cakes make Irene threat a little sweeter

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While everyone in our area hunkers down for Irene, a Wilmington dessert store is looking at the sweeter side of things. Full story...
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Thousands wait to see if Irene means soccer tourney canceled

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A youth soccer tournament scheduled for this weekend predicted to bring more than $1 million dollars in tax money to the Wilmington area may be canceled because of Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Generators in high demand as Irene approaches

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While it looks like the worst of Hurricane Irene should stay off the coast, we're not in the clear yet. Many in the Cape Fear are ready to batten down the hatches. Full story...
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Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey for North Carolina

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The Captain of the Port for Sector North Carolina has set port condition Whiskey at noon for Wilmington and Morehead City due to the expectation that gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irene may arrive within 72 hours. Full story...
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CFPUA ends boil water advisory for Laurel Ridge

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has canceled a boil water advisory for a New Hanover County neighborhood. Full story...
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Irene could test growing reliance on technology

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video Cell phone service was disrupted on the east coast today after an earthquake struck in central Virginia, but more than that could be impacted here if Hurricane Irene hits this weekend. From apps on smart phones to digital cable to the expansion of the Internet, folks in the Cape Fear are more aware and therefore should be more prepared for a hurricane than they were for Fran in 1996 or Floyd in 1999. Full story...
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