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1 hr ago | WWAY-TV Wilmington

Wilmington, New Hanover leaders push for legislative session on film incentives

Members of the New Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City Council signed a joint letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger yesterday asking them to call for a special legislative session to "reconsider film incentives that will better serve North Carolina in remaining marketable and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Firefighters contain Wrightsville Beach house fire; cause under investigation

According to New Hanover County dispatch, smoke and flames were visible from the structure when firefighters arrived early Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Wrightsville Beach, NC

WWAY-TV Wilmington

City, county leaders prioritize Garner Report

New Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City council met at the New Hanover County Executive Development Center Tuesday to discuss a handful of strategies they want to move forward with first.

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Related Topix: Brunswick County, NC

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

New Hanover leaders hone economic development strategy

The New Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City Council met in a joint session Tuesday to act on a consultant's recommendations for boosting economic development.

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WECT-TV Wilmington

New Hanover County: most dangerous for students boarding the school bus

According to safety experts, riding the school bus is the safest form of transportation to and from school, but recent numbers show New Hanover County has the highest percentage of stop arm violations.

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Burlington Times News

State moves to fine Duke over coal ash pollution

North Carolina environmental officials are moving to fine Duke Energy over groundwater pollution leeching for years from a pair of coal ash dumps at a retired power plant outside Wilmington.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC, Raleigh, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

More SROs keeping an eye on schools in NHC

After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon has made it his mission to improve safety at schools.

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Related Topix: Carolina Beach, NC

WWAY-TV Wilmington

WPD: Driver charged with DWI after hitting bus on first day of school

The first day of school in New Hanover County got off to a scary start for some middle school students after police say a drunk driver hit their bus.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Wilmington, NC

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WECT-TV Wilmington

Hoggard High School shortens dress code requirements

Students will now be able to wear the popular running shorts, if they are deemed an "appropriate length" by the administration, and "three-finger width" shirts and dresses.

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StarNewsOnline.com

Ballantine ranked as one of NC's most influential lobbyists

A Raleigh-based nonprofit political watchdog group has ranked a former New Hanover County Republican state senator as one of the state's top lobbyists.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Island Gazette Newspaper Online

School System Installs New Security Cameras For Access Control

Students are headed back to school in New Hanover County on August 26th. This year parents and students will notice a new security system has been installed using audio and video to better screen who can gain access to school facilities.

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Related Topix: Carolina Beach, NC, Ogden, NC

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WWAY-TV Wilmington

Hewett supporters won't release their side of the story

A Leland man put together an event to tell what he says is the truth behind the former Brunswick County Sheriff's death.

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Related Topix: Leland, NC, Brunswick County, NC

WWAY-TV Wilmington

No one hurt after church bus catches fire

The New Hanover County Fire Department responded to a fire on a bus from Wilmington Christian Academy this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Fire, Education Etc.

Island Gazette Newspaper Online

New Hanover Libraries Now Offer Battery Recycling Drop-off

Residents of New Hanover County can begin taking spent batteries to any New Hanover County Public Library location for recycling.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC, Myrtle Grove, NC, Carolina Beach, NC

Island Gazette Newspaper Online

Four New Hanover County Communities To Get New Fire Hydrants

New Hanover County Fire Services and Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is partnering to enhance firefighting efficiency Utilizing existing water lines, construction crews will soon begin installing 30 fire hydrants to serve the Barnard's Landing, Silva Terra and Silver Lake communities.

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Related Topix: Silver Lake, NC

Island Gazette Newspaper Online

2013 Visitor Impact for New Hanover County

August 15th, 2014 - Kim Hufham, President/CEO of the New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority, announced today that tourism spending by domestic visitors to New Hanover increased in 2013, according to a county-by-county tourism economic impact study released today by the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Carolina Beach, NC, Kure Beach, NC, Wrightsville Beach, NC

WWAY-TV Wilmington

Environmentalists don't want to lose special use permits to New Hanover development

The recent Garner Report recommended the county should get rid of a permit process aimed at protecting air quality.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

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With the start of school just around the corner, local law enforcement leaders and school leaders are teaming up to launch two new initiatives aimed at keeping kids safe.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Lumina News

Bergera s next court appearance delayed to Sept. 9

The next installment in New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's probation violation case, scheduled for Aug. 26, was delayed by two weeks to Sept.

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Related Topix: Avery County, NC, Beech Mountain, NC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WWAY-TV Wilmington

New initiatives designed to keep kids safe at school and home

In a news conference today New Hanover County officials presented two new initiatives targeted toward child safety in and out of school.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

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