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New Hanover County News

Downtown Wilmington concerns proposed to city council

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You may have seen the crowds that leave the downtown Wilmington bars on the weekends. At times, thousands of people are roaming the streets between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said fifty percent of his police force is downtown controlling those crowds on the weekends. Full story...
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NAMI walk Saturday, October 11th

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Saturday, people will use their feet to bring awareness to mental illness. The Sixth Annual Walk for the National Alliance for Mental Health will start at 10:00 a.m. at Hugh MacRae Park. The Wilmington chapter is hosting the walk. Full story...
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Local Electronics Recycling Event

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Sony Electronics and Waste Management invite the public to drop off their outdated electronics for free recycling Saturday. Full story...
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New Hanover County Commission forum in Carolina Beach

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videoThe five candidates running for New Hanover County Commission had the microphone Thursday night. They went head-to-head at a candidate’s forum in Carolina Beach, co-sponsored by WWAY. Full story...
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Some parents upset about recent redistricting changes

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videoEarlier this week the New Hanover County School Board voted to do away with some controversial redistricting proposals. Bussing kids to schools across town is no longer a viable option. Full story...
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Dr. Robert Perry followup

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videoMore is being learned Thursday about a local doctor who surrendered his medical license. Robert Perry, a general practitioner, will face a Gaston County Grand Jury on suspicion of illegally prescribing medication. Full story...
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Spreading awareness about domestic violence

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videoThe month of October is dedicated to spreading awareness about domestic violence. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States. Numbers show one in every four households have either physical or sexual abuse in the home. Now, the stress many are under from our current economic crisis may increase statistics. Full story...
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Wilmington doctor surrenders his medical license

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A Wilmington doctor has surrendered his medical license. 56-year old Robert Perry has practiced medicine for 15 years and most recently ran the Pee Dee Clinic on Market Street in the Ogden area. Full story...
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7th Annual Landfall Tradition Golf Tournament

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The Country Club of Landfall will be hosting 24 of the country's top collegiate golf teams next weekend. The club hosted a media day luncheon Wednesday afternoon at the Landfall Nicklaus Clubhouse for the 7th Annual Landfall Tradition Golf Tournament. Full story...
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Local students out to promote pedestrian safety

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videoWednesday, thousands of feet worldwide hit the pavement for International Walk to School Day. Plenty of local children took to the streets to promote pedestrian safety while cutting down on traffic congestion. Full story...
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Magnet schools play a big role in redistricting plan

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videoA surprising turn of events in the New Hanover County schools redistricting debate. At last night’s school board meeting, members voted to take 2 of the 3 redistricting plans off the table. Full story...
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CFCC Fall Festival

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Students at Cape Fear Community College celebrated their Fall Festival Wednesday. Full story...
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Carolinas Cement discuss issues of employment and environment

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videoCarolinas Cement held its second public workshop Tuesday night to answer questions about the proposed Castle Hayne plant. Although there were several information tables, most attention seemed to be focused on the environment and employment. Full story...
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New Hanover County School Board Eliminates Options 5 & 6 for Redistricting Plan

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videoWhat was supposed to be a routine school board meeting turned quite eventful Tuesday night. Before Tuesday there were three options on the table, but two were taken out of the equation Tuesday night.

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Kids learning about the economy

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videoThe economy and the $700 billion bailout plan has many people scratching heads. Wall Street is down a thousand points since the bailout plan was passed. Kids at Murray Middle school attempted to understand what is going on in the economy. Full story...
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