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3 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

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Lawmakers in Raleigh gave final approval to a proposal to help pay for tourism projects in New Hanover County Friday.

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5 hrs ago | Island Gazette Newspaper Online

WAVE Transit Request Carolina Beach Help Fund Route To Island

Wave Transit is asking the Town of Carolina Beach to contribute $8,500.00 a year to Route 301 which serves the Carolina Beach area connecting to routes throughout Wilmington, New Hanover County and surrounding areas.

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Related Topix: Carolina Beach, NC

10 hrs ago | WWAY-TV Wilmington

Visitation for 2-year-old boy run over by car Friday; Likely no charges filed

The visitation for a 2-year-old boy killed over the weekend was held Friday night in New Hanover County.

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Related Topix: Hampstead, NC, Pender County, NC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Lumina News

Rip current research could lead to new understanding

Buoyant and light, the drifters seem pretty ordinary as they bob up and down along the shore, but equipped with GPS to track movements and designed to float like a person, the simple technology will help researchers understand deadly rip currents and inform the public of the safest way to enjoy the beach.

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Related Topix: University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, Wrightsville Beach, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

K9 Search and Rescue team first of its kind for New Hanover County

A new, privatized search and rescue team with an emphasis on finding lost children, adults, and evidence is the first of its kind in New Hanover County.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC

Lumina News

N.C. Moral Mondays film series concludes

The Black Arts Alliance and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People New Hanover County chapter are teaming up once again for the conclusion of the Moral Mondays Film Series with the film "Inequality For All."

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Clinton, NC, Asheville, NC

Lumina News

Commissioners uphold tree-removal ordinance

The modification request was made by L.P. Britton Jr. Britton hired a professional tree-removal company to clear trees from a 5-acre lot he intended to develop on Chesterfield Drive in January 2014 without first securing a permit.

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Lumina News

New surveillance cameras highlighted in chief's chat

Around six citizens came to Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Dan House's Thursday, July 17, Chat with the Chief at Wrightsville Beach Town Hall.

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Related Topix: Wrightsville Beach, NC, Wilmington, NC

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Pender Co. woman recovers from copperhead attack

"All of a sudden I feel some heat on the back of my leg and it felt like my leg was on fire," said Swencki.

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Related Topix: Ogden, NC

Lumina News

Sheriff reveals no wrong-doing in Hewett death

Information was released July 22 by New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon from the internal affairs investigation conducted by his department following the July 12 death of former Brunswick County Sherriff Ron Hewett in the county's detention facility.

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Related Topix: Brunswick County, NC, 9, US News, ATF

StarNewsOnline.com

Tony Rivenbark on Thalian Hall

We noted a few weeks back that Arcadia Publishing of Charleston, S.C., has released "Maritime Wilmington," a portrait of the Port City's port, waterfront and many of the vessels who called or homeported here.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC, Libraries, Theater, Arts

WECT-TV Wilmington

Truck crashes into car dealership parking lot, damaging vehicles

At least two vehicles were hit by a truck that crashed into the Seaport Auto Sales parking lot near the intersection of College Road and Park Avenue in Wilmington Wednesday.

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Lumina News

Bergera s probation violation case postponed

New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's probation violation case, scheduled for a July 22 hearing, was postponed after a forensic mental evaluation found him incapable to proceed.

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Related Topix: Avery County, NC

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WWAY-TV Wilmington

County project costing residents thousands

New Hanover County and Cape Fear Public Utility Authority are installing new sewer and water lines in the Heritage Park Area.

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Burlington Times News

Hagood no longer wearing two hats for county, named full-time assistant manager

Hagood has served as an assistant county manager on a part-time basis for the county since July 1, 2012, after former Assistant County Manager Tim Burgess left June 29, 2012, for a job in New Hanover County government.

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WWAY-TV Wilmington

New Hanover County Sheriff's Office wraps up Hewett death investigation

The New Hanover County Sheriff's office has wrapped up its internal investigation into the death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett.

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Related Topix: Brunswick County, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

New Hanover County owes former clerk at least $36,600

New Hanover County Clerk to the Board Sheila Schult announced her resignation Monday, and according to her contract, will be owed six months of salary.

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StarNewsOnline.com

'The Remaining' hits theaters Sept. 5

Following a group of life-long friends who assemble for a wedding, the film chronicles the moments immediately after the biblical prophecy comes to pass, as people begin to disappear and chaos spreads.

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Related Topix: Alexa Vega, Blog News, Wilmington, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Commissioners set public hearing for $160 million school bond referendum

Commissioners in New Hanover County set a date Monday for the public to speak out on an upcoming bond referendum.

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Related Topix: Castle Hayne, NC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WWAY-TV Wilmington

Controversy over child with illness

All her life, 5-year-old Isabella Billings has suffered from a severe nut allergy.

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