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New Hanover County News

Surfers Healing a swell time for children with Autism

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videoGoing to the store or a restaurant for some parents isn't so easy. For those that have children with Autism, a day at the beach can be anything but. However, for the sixth straight year, Surfers Healing came to Wrightsville Beach. Founder and former pro surfer Izzy Paskowitz led the charge today as over 200 children hit the waves. Full story...
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Coast Guard recovers man from Wrightsville Beach Channel

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A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Wrightsville Beach recovered a body today from the Wrightsville Beach Channel. Full story...
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UNCW welcomes freshmen at convocation

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A sea of nearly 2,000 fresh teal shirts worn by the class of 2015 met at the clock tower on the UNCW campus this morning for convocation. It is the official academic welcome for freshmen. Full story...
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Football games rescheduled because of Irene

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The forecast path of Hurricane Irene is already making an impact on southeastern North Carolina, specifically on the gridiron. The vast majority of the high schools in our area have already decided to play one night earlier this week. Full story...
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Two Sisters Bookery for sale

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The independent bookstore Two Sisters Bookery, located in downtown Wilmington at The Cotton Exchange, is for sale. Owner Brooks Preik said all fixtures, inventory, shelves, memberships, vendor lists and the bookkeeping software are included in the $45,000 price. Full story...
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NC checks preliminary plans for Hurricane Irene

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North Carolina emergency management officials say preparing for hurricanes isn't merely second nature. They are always preparing for major storms, even though a hurricane hasn't made landfall in the state since 2003. Full story...
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McIntyre only Democrat to sign on to tea party-backed balanced budget amendment

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The proposed amendment is an opportunity for Democrats to cast a tough-on-spending vote. Sixteen House Democrats have signed on to the version that passed the House in 1995. So far, Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina is the only Democrat to sign on to the tea party-backed version requiring two-thirds supermajorities in the House and Senate to raise taxes. Full story...
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CFPUA wants to know, when would you like to pay your bill?

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is considering changing its billing options and wants to know what you think. Full story...
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"Wilmington. River District and Island Beaches" formally pitched Wednesday

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The Brandon Agency and Clean Design will present their new tourism logos to the Tourism Development Authority Board meeting Wednesday. The plan is to change the familiar "Cape Fear Coast" to "Wilmington. River District and Island Beaches." Full story...
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College freshmen hopeful about future despite tough economy

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video Some say the economy is recovering. Others think we're still in a recession. Either way you look at it, the truth is: it's still difficult to find jobs. Full story...
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