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New Hanover County News

Museum booked with Read to Me Festival

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The Wilmington Children's Museum was packed with kids who love to read on Saturday. Children had a chance to play and interact at the annual Read to Me Festival, hosted by the Wilmington Junior League. Full story...
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Plethora of vendors on display at baby expo

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Parents, and expectant parents, browsed booths with clothing, furniture and even health care providers at the eighth annual Cape Fear Maternity and Baby Expo Saturday at the Coast Line Convention Center. Full story...
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Student leads food drive for Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

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Matthew Farr decided he would do a research project on the economy and it's effects on charity programs. Saturday, he held a food drive at Lowes foods on North College Road to benefit Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, a non-profit company that gives food to the needy. Full story...
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Future scientists match wits at Olympiad Science Fair

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videoUNCW hosted their annual Olympiad Science Fair on Saturday. It was a chance for area middle and high school students to be creative and competitive. Full story...
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Students discover learning about pi can be fun

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Today, the Cape Fear Museum honored the famous number pi. Not pie that you eat, but the pi you learned about in math class; you know, the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle which is about equal to 3.14. Full story...
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House Bill 88 to give parents choices about sex education for their children in school

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videoA newly proposed bill could change the way students learn about sex in the classroom. House Bill 88 may eventually give North Carolina parents a choice about what their kids are taught in sex education classes. Full story...
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Pedestrian safety a concern in New Hanover County

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videoFor eight consecutive years, AAA has rated New Hanover County as the state's most dangerous county for drivers. Statistics also show the county has become more dangerous for pedestrians. Between 2007 and 2008 the number of pedestrian fatalities on New Hanover County roads doubled. Full story...
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"About four" Wave Transit drivers suspended without pay

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A handful of Wave Transit bus drivers have been suspended for using their cell phones while behind the wheel. Full story...
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Hell's Kitchen reopens after three months

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A popular downtown Wilmington bar and restaurant is open for business once again. Hell's Kitchen opened its doors Thursday after being closed for almost three months. Full story...
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Queensboro is one shirt company that isn't folding

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videoSo often these days, we're deluged by news of what isn't working in our economy. It can get downright depressing, but here in the Cape Fear, all is not doom and gloom. For a business that hangs by a thread, this one is quite successful. Full story...
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Passengers with Pierce get charged

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Anthony Pierce was driving the car police were chasing when Officer Matthews was responding as back up. There were two male passengers in the car with him. They are not facing murder charges. Full story...
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Take advantage of the Cape Fear Maternity and Baby Expo Saturday

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For mothers and moms-to-be, this weekend is sure to be a treat. The Eighth Annual Cape Fear Maternity and Baby Expo is on Saturday. Full story...
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Globetrotter shows up and shows off at Community Boys and Girls Club

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videoWilmington has deep roots when it comes to the Harlem Globetrotters. Legendary Meadowlark Lemon is known as the most famous trotter and he used to hang out at the Community Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington as a youngster. Full story...
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Marine charged with making bomb threat at ILM

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One Camp Lejeune Marine may be facing federal charges after making a bomb threat at ILM last night. Officials say he boarded the flight and started threatening the passengers, screaming "this aircraft is going to blow up." Full story...
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Budget cuts the key topic at annual PTA conversations meeting

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videoAt Tuesday’s annual PTA conversations meeting with the school board, budget concerns were at the top of the list. Out of the 65 million dollars the school district receives from the county, more than 3 million dollars will have to be cut from the budget. Full story...
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