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New Hanover County News

Local reaction to postage increase

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videoThe US Post Office is now charging us two more cents for a first class stamp. WWAY’s John Rendleman has more on the postage increase. Full story...
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Cape Fear Commutes 2035 gathering input for traffic plan

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A series of open houses has begun throughout the region to gather input on the Cape Fear Commutes 2035 traffic plan. The north campus of Cape Fear Community College hosted Monday night's open house. Full story...
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Wilmington: Coastal Dream Town

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In Coastal Living Magazine's May issue of Best Places to Live in the Region for Every Budget, the Port City came in 18th. Full story...
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Star News prints final local edition

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videoIt's an impact being felt across the newspaper industry, fewer people are relying on the morning paper for their connection to the world. That combined with tough times, equal changes at the Star News. Full story...
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Schools could be starting closer to beginning of August

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State lawmakers could be cutting summer vacation short for North Carolina students. Proposed legislation may allow schools to start the academic year two weeks earlier in August. The bill would allow public schools to open as early as August 8th. Full story...
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Charlie Lipari honored for helping others with ALS

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videoThroughout the month of May, 31 people, including one Wilmington man, are telling their stories in the Muscular Dystrophy Association's national campaign promoting awareness about Lou Gehrig's Disease. Full story...
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Myrtle Grove Middle softball field semi-finalist in Kellogg's contest

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A student at Myrtle Grove Middle School is hoping to get the schools' softball field a makeover. Bailey Williams entered a contest through Kellogg's Frosted Flakes to revamp the field. Full story...
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Wave bus turns into fireball

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Four passengers and a Wave Transit bus driver are safe after the bus caught on fire around 6:30 Saturday night near Market and Wayne streets in Wilmington. Full story...
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UNCW grads enter the real world

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Another round of college graduates entered the real world Saturday, as it was day two for graduation ceremonies at UNCW. Family and friends gathered in Trask Coliseum during two processions for the College of Arts and Sciences. Full story...
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National Tourism Week celebrated locally

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videoEach day, visitors from all over the country fly into ILM. This week they'll feel a little more welcome than usual. As part of the 26th National Tourism Week the Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau will be giving out free snacks, drinks, and souvenirs to tourists. Full story...
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Reavis found guilty

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A jury found Brian Reavis guilty of the rape, robbery, and beating of a 95 year-old Wilmington woman. Full story...
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Reavis' mother opens up about son's problems

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videoThe jury is deliberating in the trial against Brian Reavis, the man charged with robbing, raping and beating a 95-year-old Wilmington woman. WWAY's Margo Gray sat down with Reavis' mother for an exclusive interview. Full story...
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CFCC student graduates at age 14

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Cape Fear Community College also had one of its commencement ceremonies Friday, and we were especially impressed by one young woman picking up her diploma. Full story...
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Wilmington Christian Academy students give back to the community

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Some kids proved Friday, that you do not need a holiday or a special occasion to give back to the community. Middle school students from Wilmington Christian Academy visited the Good Shepherd shelter today. Full story...
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Culinary landmarks at Wrightsville Beach

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videoThrough hurricanes and a big fire, King Neptune Restaurant has remained a staple of Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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