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New Hanover County News

Titan America awards 8 grants, rubs some the wrong way

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videoTuesday night was not your typical school board meeting in New Hanover County. It became a forum on Titan America's plans to build a cement plant here.

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Amusement park will be back at Carolina Beach

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It is official; Carolina Beach will soon be home to an oceanfront amusement park. Town Council approved the project at a public hearing Tuesday night. Full story...
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New Hanover busing schedule could be affected by budget cuts

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Budget cuts will likely have an impact on New Hanover County's busing schedule. The new plan is not in place yet, but it will force the county to be more efficient with the bus routes. Full story...
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City officials believe spending taxpayers' money on conference worth the expense

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videoThe nightly cost for each room at a DC hotel was about $300. Dinners at Ruth’s Chris and Georgia Brown’s for nine Wilmington officials, some spouses and guests totaled $1,000. That being said, attending the National League of Cities annual conference was priceless, according to those who attended. Full story...
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Background check business is growing for Wilmington-based company

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videoOne Wilmington business will be hiring more than 100 new employees. Castle Branch moved to Wilmington seven years ago and continues to grow. Full story...
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New Hanover County employees back to work after mandatory furlough

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New Hanover County employees are back to work today after a mandatory furlough day Monday. Full story...
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NHC to cut back on school nurses

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The New Hanover County school system is trying to figure out how to cut their budget. One idea is to reduce the hours, and numbers, of school nurses. Full story...
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Tarica Pulliam remembered as family is awarded grant

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Members of the New Hanover County Sheriffs Department took time out Tuesday to remember one of their own. Full story...
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Wilmington man dies after crashing car into Kings Grant house

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videoWilliam Jeffrey Polley was driving a minivan down Lord Tennyson Drive Monday night when he failed to make a turn and crashed into Tim Worrell's brick home. He died a short time after reaching the hospital, however. Full story...
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Access to University Landing closed off for residents in nearby apartment

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videoSome residents of a Wilmington apartment complex are not happy about losing easy access to a nearby shopping center. Full story...
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Barbara Buechler honored as driving force behind Betty H Cameron Women's and Children's Hospital

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videoA lot of hard work went into the Betty H. Cameron Women's and Children's Hospital, but we are not talking about the construction of the building. Barbara Buechler was the driving force behind many of the high-tech services now available to women and children. Full story...
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Opening Night celebrates Myrtle Grove All-Stars

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Little Leaguers from around the area took to the field for opening ceremonies Monday night. Veterans Park was filled with the teams that make up the Myrtle Grove Optimist League. Full story...
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Wilmington area charities see a nice boost from Azalea Garden Tour

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The Cape Fear Garden Club tells WWAY this year's Azalea Garden Tour brought in about $78,000, which will be distributed among local charities.

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Laney gets some much needed cleaning

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videoAfter low scores on a health inspection and some major spring-cleaning. Students at Laney High School returned to a squeaky clean building on Monday. Full story...
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Smooth transition as First Federal takes over Cape Fear Bank

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videoCustomers said they weren't sure what to expect when they heard Cape Fear Bank would be no more, but the familiar faces they saw at the First Federal Banks pleasantly surprised them. Full story...
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