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New Hanover County News

WPD says body found was a "familiar figure"

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video A dead body turned up in a shallow pond in Wilmington this morning. According to Wilmington Police, the body was that of Clark Edward Reedy, a familiar figure around town with no known address. Full story...
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Grocery auction may become reality TV show

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video Let the bidding begin! Call it a new trend in grocery shopping. Kurt and Missy Hefner travel the state auctioning off discount products to folks looking for a good deal. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington father loses kids to Social Services

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video Steven Alfano has had five kids removed from him by the New Hanover County Department of Social Services in the past few months. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Catlin wrong about county credit downgrade

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin may have put his foot in his mouth this morning during a radio show. On the Big Talker FM this morning Catlin said just like the federal government Standard & Poor's had downgraded the county's credit rating to AA+. Full story...
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Anti-annexation petitions still have a long way to go

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections sent out 2,032 letters to affected property owners. The board is now reviewing the petitions it's gotten back so far.s gotten back so far. Full story...
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WPD: Man wanting weed gets robbed; Suspect shoots self in hand

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The male victim, age 25, admitted that he called the suspect and met him in the wooded area behind the shopping center to buy marijuana. Instead, the suspect pointed a small handgun at the victim and robbed him. Full story...
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Packages from Home heading to military overseas

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videoSoon hundreds of brave men and women overseas will receive a little piece of home. It's all made possible by members of the community, who donated and volunteered their time to send Packages from Home. Full story...
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2003 jail death lawsuit settled

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There's no need to go to trial to resolve a civil suit stemming from a death in the New Hanover County Jail back in 2003. County Attorney Wanda Copley says a deal has been reached between the family of Gary Rummer and the county's insurer. Full story...
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Sharks end season with playoff loss

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The Edenton Steamers are considered to be one of the premier summer league baseball teams in the nation. On Wednesday the Steamers ended the season for the Wilmington Sharks in the second round of the CPL playoffs. Full story...
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Hammerheads get shutout at home

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video On "Fan Appreciation Night" at Legion Stadium the Richmond Kickers seemed to want the game more than the Wilmington Hammerheads on Wednesday night in the regular season home finale. Full story...
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