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New Hanover County News

County approves Carolina Beach Inlet dredging money

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New Hanover County Commissioners approved money for Carolina Beach Inlet dredging this morning. The board voted to spend $168,000 to prevent the inlet from eventually filling in. Full story...
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N. 3rd Street work ramps up

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The North 3rd Street improvement project kicked off major construction this morning. Work crews did prep work last week. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Carlyle Group in exclusive talks to buy PPD

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Carlyle Group is in exclusive talks to buy Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. (PPDI), a clinical research company, said five people with knowledge of the discussions. Full story...
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Diligence, WFD practice for fire onboard

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video If you noticed more activity than usual on the downtown Wilmington waterfront today, it was from a Coast Guard and Fire Department drill. It was one test that Douglas Goodwin, the new commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, thinks is very important. Full story...
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Sewage spill clean-up continues in Carolina Beach

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The Town of Carolina Beach says it is doing everything it can to clean up 72,000 of untreated wastewater that spilled from a ruptured force main on Raleigh Avenue. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger late (AGAIN) to New Hanover County Commission meeting, won't explain why

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It didn't take long for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger to pop back up on the public radar. Full story...
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African American festival showcases area's heritage and culture

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It was a weekend of gospel singing, jazz music and eclectic exhibits.The third annual Southeastern North Carolina African American heritage festival was held in Wilmington. Full story...
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Protest held after sign outside of church tells gays to 'turn or burn'

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video An anti-gay sign outside of a Wilmington church resulted in a protest Sunday morning. The message, which had been up since last week instructed gays to 'turn or burn' Full story...
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Hammerheads clinch home playoff game

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The Wilmington Hammerheads secured a home playoff game next week with a win on the road Saturday night against Dayton in the USL Pro Soccer League. Full story...
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Soulful swimmer raises thousands for orphans

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video In an effort to keep up her physical and spiritual health and raise thousands of dollars for African orphans, one soulful swimmer set out to accomplish a big goal Saturday. Full story...
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