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New Hanover County News

Trooper gets four-day suspension

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol said Wednesday that one of two troopers involved in an incident with the wife of a Raleigh attorney has been given a four-day suspension without pay as punishment. Trooper Andrew Smith will begin serving the suspension immediately. Full story...
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Three Sharks make CPL All-Star roster

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The Coastal Plain League All-Star game will be played next Monday in Fayetteville. Three Wilmington Sharks will be making the trip to Cumberland County for the game. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. schools looking to hire contractor previously convicted of fraud

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video The New Hanover Board of Education was considering hiring a contractor who was previously convicted of fraud. In February, Lee Cowper, a Wilmington commercial contractor, pled guilty to federal mail fraud. The school board's design consultant for a renovation project at Wrightsboro Elementary School has reportedly recommended Cowper for the job. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves Wrightsville Sound Small Area Plan

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Wilmington City Council members approved the Wrightsville Sound Small Area Plan at its meeting Tuesday night. The vote comes after six community meetings were held to get stakeholders’ and the public's input on the plan. Full story...
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Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics team falls short in the finals of Myrtle Beach AAU tournament

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video Wilmington has an all-star AAU basketball team. They're a strong squad, but they couldn't keep up with another team from North Carolina on Tuesday, a team that has players committed to both Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Carolina Canines

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video We often hear from viewers who want to see more coverage of positive things going on in our community. In an effort to do this, we are showcasing the people and groups doing good around our area and how you can get involved. The world can be changed if you "just add hope." Carolina Canines is an organization made up of volunteers who train service dogs for people around our area and around the country who are disabled or need therapy. Full story...
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THE RANT: Please don't call it Cape Fear anymore

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And then you've got Wilmington, epicenter of the Cape Fear Coast, right? Well, not any more. The brain trust at the Brandon Agency, an ad company in Myrtle Beach, thinks we should be called "Wilmington: River District and Island Beaches" now. Snazzy huh? Full story...
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Rivenbark in critical condition; No charges filed while he's in hospital

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Wilmington City Councilman Charlie Rivenbark's son Travis is in critical condition Monday after being hit by a car while on his bicycle Saturday night. He suffered severe injuries including a broken neck. Full story...
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WPD investigating afternoon shooting

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video Wilmington police are investigating a shooting that happened just after 2:00 pm this afternoon on Lullwater Drive, which is off Market Street between Kerr Ave. and New Centre Drive. Full story...
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Demon Deacons suspend Ty Walker

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Former New Hanover Wildcat center Ty Walker has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules for the Wake Forest basketball team. Walker is still a member of the Demon Deacons basketball squad. A timetable for his return is not known. Full story...
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