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New Hanover County News

New group formed to help owners of old houses

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There's a new support network for people who own historic homes and buildings in our area. Thursday morning, the Historic Wilmington Foundation introduced the New Preservation Resource Network. Full story...
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Residents of flooded apartments feeling left out in cold

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videoThe trouble continues for displaced residents of Wilmington apartment complexes flooded by Monday night's rain. Residents say management is not helping them at all, and much like their belongings - they've been hung out to dry. Full story...
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Joyce's oak tree finally falls

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After weeks of negotiation, the Joyce family's giant oak tree finally came crashing to the ground. It happened around 4:45 Wednesday afternoon. Family members left the house, because they said they could not bear to watch. Full story...
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Dog Court: Two Springer Spaniels - dangerous or not?

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videoOne of our monthly features on NewsChannel 3 is New Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court. Court was back in session Wednesday night with two English Springer Spaniels a Wilmington man said terrorized him while he was riding his bike. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Family wants Howard's Towing to be taken off police call list

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videoA local family is upset with a towing company they were referred to by the Carolina Beach Police Department. It all started when Scott Brown had a stroke, and drove his truck into a retention pond at Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Renters swamped with flooding issues

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videoThe Campus Walk Apartments’ drains were still clogged with debris from Monday's rain on Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, many residents are trying to mop up the damage the floods left behind. Full story...
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Birds of a different feather flock together

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videoOur region is home to many species of birds, many of which choose to nest on an island off the lower Cape Fear River. Thousands of birds flock to Ferry Slip Island to nest, and nurture their young. Full story...
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Redistricting New Hanover County middle schools

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New Hanover County School Board members once again have redistricting on the mind. Holly Shelter Middle School is being built in the northern part of the county, and about 2,400 students will have to be moved around.

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Major layoffs announced for PPD

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PPD announced they laid off approximately eighty workers from their Wilmington office on Wednesday. Full story...
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Sheriff McMahon works on reorganization within sheriff's office

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Sheriff Ed McMahon eliminated one lieutenant's position and created a new colonel position. The reorganization will provide more attention for several divisions within the sheriff's office and save nearly $80,000. Full story...
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City looking at privacy issues surrounding emails

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The city of Wilmington is reviewing its e-mail policy after the Wilmington Star News discovered nearly 40,000 e-mails to and from city and employees had been marked as "private" within the last year. Full story...
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Local middle school dresses up its policies

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Something new is coming this fall to D.C Virgo Middle School; a dress code. Students will be required to wear khaki, navy blue or black bottoms, collared shirts, and no flip-flops. Full story...
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NHC School Board approves budget, cuts may come

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Despite not knowing how much money it will get from the state, the New Hanover County School Board Tuesday night approved its 2009-2010 budget. Board members unanimously approved the $211 million budget. But because there is not yet a finalized state budget, there may have to be some amendments down the road. Full story...
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NHC detectives searching for two men in separate investigations

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New Hanover County detectives are searching for two men for questioning in two separate investigations. Jorge Adan Urribiera Ruiz is wanted for questioning about a robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Larry Karl Gonzales is wanted for questioning about the murder of Alton Corey Vann. Full story...
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Flooded apartments tenants asked to move, and quickly

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videoThe problems are far from over in the wake of Monday night's flooding. Residents of two apartment complexes off Racine Drive are facing a hard deadline from management to move out - and quickly. Full story...
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