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New Hanover County News

UNCW spreads holiday cheer to seniors

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UNCW staff and students helped bring a little holiday cheer to some local seniors on Friday. The college's gerontology program created gift baskets for seniors at Silver Stream Nursing Home. Full story...
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Wilmington city leaders meet to discuss local issues

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Some of the items discussed included, protecting the city's right to annex and grow the tax base, mental health funding, and a possible sales tax to improve transportation and infrastructure. Full story...
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Wilmington woman turns 101 years old

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A born and raised Wilmington woman turns 101 Friday. Isabelle McGowan was a first grade teacher for 35 years. Full story...
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New green business opens in Wilmington

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The city of Wilmington is getting greener today. Mayor Bill Saffo will cut the ribbon for the new solar powered roof top power plant. Full story...
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Tree of Life: Remembering the lives lost to drunk driving

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About 1,700 lives were lost in North Carolina last year in traffic crashes. Almost 500 of those were a result of drunk driving. Friday those lives will be remembered in Battleship Park. Full story...
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Job market tough, but there are still opportunities available

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videoDespite 26 year high unemployment numbers, there is some good job news. According to experts, you can find a job in almost any industry that's a 'necessity.' Full story...
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A Wonderful Life opens at Thalian

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videoA popular Christmas movie, which is also quite timely right now, is coming to the stage in Wilmington. Full story...
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Cape Fear Community College helping students with families

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videoCollege expenses can be tough to afford, especially if you are balancing school and supporting a family. That is where the Holiday Helpers program steps in. Full story...
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Wilmington traffic signal system to be upgraded

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The North Carolina Transportation Board has hired a contractor for $2.5 million to upgrade to the city's traffic signal system. Full story...
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Digging for clues in cold case will begin January

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The SBI will begin digging for clues in a sixty-seven year old murder case next month. Full story...
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Chamber of Commerce holds Second Annual Business Achievement Awards

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videoArea business leaders gathered over breakfast Thursday for the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce's Second Annual Business Achievement Awards ceremony at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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Pleasure Island 's Christmas lights tour canceled

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videoThe Island of Lights Tour of Homes is one of the biggest fundraisers for Pleasure Island. Organizers and residents say people are not decorating this year. Full story...
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Web based system helps officers follow those on probation

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videoThe majority of people on probation violate it. At least that's the case in New Hanover County. Now, probation officers are taking steps to keep an eye on their offenders everywhere they go, through a new web based system. Full story...
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Wilmington Police precinct to open in January

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It looks as though the grand opening for the new Wilmington Police precinct will have to wait until next year. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority sues city council member

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On Tuesday, WWAY NewsChannel 3 reported on a lawsuit, involving the Wilmington Housing Authority and Sparks Engineering regarding inspections of the Eastbrook Apartments. Full story...
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