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New Hanover County News

Room makeover is extreme for local boy

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videoA 15-year-old New Hanover County boy who is battling leukemia hasn't had a real bedroom to call his own for some time, but thanks to the Welcome Home Angel organization, Zach came home from a fishing trip to a brand new bedroom. Full story...
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Lifeguards try to save lives of animals

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Calling all Wrightsville Beach lifeguards past and present; you're being asked to save the lives of animals this time around. Full story...
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Game over for theives who steal from church

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videoTemptation proved to be too much for five people arrested for stealing from a New Hanover County church. Six video game systems were taken from Northside Baptist Church. Half have been recovered, even after thieves pawned them for cash. Full story...
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Interview with Kristen Dalton, the new Miss USA

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videoYou've probably heard by now that a 22-year-old Wilmington woman is now the reigning Miss USA. Kristen Dalton is a Hoggard High School grad, and won the crown in Las Vegas on Sunday. WWAY had the chance to interview her about her big win, and the controversy surrounding the contest. Full story...
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City looks at early retirement to help budget

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In February, New Hanover County offered some employees the option of taking early retirement. Now, the city of Wilmington is following suit. Full story...
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Trash concerns: Hot Dish encourages young adults to get involved in global issues, St. Mary's students help pick up

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videoResearchers have been using the popularity and power of Facebook to get young people involved in the issue of climate change. Students have been taking on a similar challenge locally. Full story...
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Making Earth Day more than just today

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videoThe fight for a cleaner environment sometimes comes from a small source, like the students at Murray Middle School in New Hanover County who spread the word about Earth Day among each other. Full story...
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CFCC students win first place for building green design

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Some students at Cape Fear Community College are officially the best when it comes to going green. Full story...
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Special Olympics held at UNCW

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Hundreds of Special Olympians gathered for the annual spring games Wednesday at UNCW. They took part in track and field events like dashes, jumping events, and wheelchair races. Full story...
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Students want to be able to carry concealed weapons on campus

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Some UNCW students wore gun holsters on their belts Wednesday, minus the gun. The College Republicans sponsored Empty Holster Day. They are protesting the fact that people with the proper permits are not allowed to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. Full story...
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Marino on Money: April 22

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videoRoss Marino looks at strategies for how the government can repay debt. Full story...
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City Council votes on money for Cross City Trail and two voluntary annexations

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The City of Wilmington will get a financial boost from federal stimulus money to help create the Cross City Trail. Full story...
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New Hanover County students awarded for artistic talents

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Many artists strive to have their work on display. Four New Hanover County students have reached that goal. The four pieces of art will be on display for one year at the New Hanover County Schools Administration Offices. Full story...
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Basketball fans fill Brogden Hall for charity game

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Basketball fans of all ages came out to Brogden Hall Tuesday night to see Tyler Hansbrough and the Carolina Barnstorming Tour. Full story...
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Lavin and husband receive Community Recognition Award

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Two Wilmington thespians were honored for their efforts in keeping the arts alive in the Port City. The Wilmington Rotary Club presented Tony-award-winning actress Linda Lavin ... Full story...
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