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New Hanover County News

Police search for missing man

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An 18-year-old Wilmington man is missing. Police are looking for Al'quon Flowers. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Tropical Storms Bret and Cindy pose no direct threat to our area

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videoTwo tropical systems are off the east coast, but neither one is expected to make landfall or pose any threat to our area. Full story...
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Man rescued from hole after searching for antique bottles in downtown Wilmington

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video Crews rescued a man Wednesday night after he was buried up to his chest in a hole dug behind a home in downtown Wilmington. While digging for historic bottles in a backyard, the ground collapsed around him. Full story...
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Hagan says failure to reach agreement on debt would be devastating

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video WWAY spoke to Sen. Kay Hagan Wednesday via satellite. She said a bipartisan agreement on the debt ceiling is needed now. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Clean up continues for Wilmington meth lab

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videoAfter drugs and other items used to make meth were removed from an apartment in Wimbledon Chase over the weekend, residents say investigators have been working to clear the apartment. Some neighbors say they are concerned that the toxins from the lab may have gotten into their apartments. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Four New Hanover Co. schools fail to meet 'Adequate Yearly Progress' goals

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Four New Hanover County schools scored a 59% or less meeting this year's Adequate Yearly Progress goals. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fisherman catches shark off Kure Beach

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This morning at around 6:15am, Mary Davis, who was out for her daily morning walk looking for shark's teeth, came across a lot more than just teeth. This morning she stumbled across an entire shark near the M Ave. beach access. Full story...
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THE RANT: Mayor Saffo, where are all the jobs you promised?

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video In his January 2009 State of the City address, Mayor Bill Saffo told the city the convention center, "is the largest construction project in the region, and currently creating hundreds of desperately needed jobs." He went on to say 1,000 people would be involved in the construction, and 1,200 will work there. Really, Mr. Mayor? Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Diligence commander gets job back

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Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, reinstated Cmdr. Harry Schmidt as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence Friday. Full story...
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New Congressional map would split New Hanover, Pender

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A new plan to redraw Congressional districts in North Carolina would radically change the way southeastern North Carolina is represented in Washington. Meanwhile, the two men who planned to run for the 7th District Congressional seat still plan to run in that district, regardless of where it is. Full story...
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