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New Hanover County News

UNCW attempting to cut energy costs

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With education budget cuts on the state level, school officials at UNCW are finding ways to save money. UNCW is working to drop their energy consumption by twenty percent next year. Full story...
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Saving beaches of high concern

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Beach renourishment is high on the priority list for our representatives in Washington. Congressman Mike McIntyre has asked for more $6 million in federal renourishment money for Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties.

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No better time than the present to recycle that old cell phone

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videoDo you have an old cell phone lying around you no longer need? If so, this is the week to do something about it. That’s right… it is National Cell Phone Recycling Week. Full story...
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Monkey Junction annexation talks Tuesday night

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videoWilmington City Council plans to vote on two voluntary annexations of 90 acres of Monkey Junction. A public hearing on the controversial proposed involuntary annexation of the Monkey Junction area will also take place. Full story...
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Titan opponents gather outside County Commissioners meeting

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videoOpponents are keeping the heat on the proposed Titan America cement plant. A large group gathered inside and outside the New Hanover County commissioners meeting Monday night for a peaceful protest against the proposed plant. Full story...
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Public hearing Tuesday night concerning annexation of Monkey Junction

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Tuesday night is your chance to speak your mind on the proposed annexation of Monkey Junction. Wilmington City Council is meeting to discuss resolutions to approve two voluntary annexations in the Monkey Junction area. Full story...
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Downtown bars packed as fans watch UNC win national championship

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It was a Carolina blue kind of night Monday. Sports bars were packed with UNC fans Monday night as the Tar Heels battled Michigan State for the NCAA National Basketball Championship. Full story...
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Jordan heading to Hall

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More than five years after ending one of the greatest careers in basketball history, Michael Jordan is heading to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Hagan tours locations of local projects

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videoWith federal stimulus money heading our way, Senator Kay Hagan toured sites in our area where the money will be flowing. She made two stops in our area that will see major changes in the coming months. Full story...
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Tornado touches down in Bladen County

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videoA tornado watch Monday morning in Bladen County quickly turned into the real thing. Residents of homes destroyed by the twister are already busy picking up the pieces. Full story...
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Group protests Titan Cement at Monday meeting

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A large group gathered to protest the proposed Titan America cement plant in Castle Hayne before Monday’s NHC Commissioners meeting. Full story...
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City of Wilmington looking to cut budget for 2009-2010

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Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo called the outcome of Monday's City Work session sobering. The city will have to cut its budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. How much is not yet certain. Full story...
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Wilmington attorney Tom Pollard announces retirement

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The City of Wilmington's top attorney has announced his retirement. After almost 27 years in his position, City Attorney Tom Pollard will retire in June. Full story...
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New Hanover County recycling center reopens

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A New Hanover County recycling center that closed down will reopen thanks to a strong show of support from area residents. Full story...
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Rapid rubbish removal after Azalea Festival

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Over the weekend, downtown Wilmington clean-up crews picked up more than 14 tons of trash. To put that into perspective, during an average week, they pick up under one ton of garbage. Full story...
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