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WECT 6 Wilmington
Former Board of Elections director back in court for lawsuit hearingThe former head of the New Hanover County Board of Elections is back in court t
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 3 hours ago
The former head of the New Hanover County Board of Elections is back in court this week for a lawsuit hearing. Marvin McFadyen is suing the county, the county Board of Elections, the North Carolina State Board of Elections, and its members after he... Read more
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The News & Observer
The way your child’s NC public school gets money to educate students could be changingimprovement should be considered very carefully.” Legislators were skeptical o
The News & Observer / Posted 4 hours ago
improvement should be considered very carefully.” Legislators were skeptical of Levinson’s arguments. Sen. Mike Lee, a New Hanover County Republican and task force co-chairman, closed Wednesday’s meeting by talking about how the funding system... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Interstate 140 won't open to traffic Fridaywith the northern Brunswick County portion being the final piece. Roughly 15 mi
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 5 hours ago
with the northern Brunswick County portion being the final piece. Roughly 15 miles of the bypass opened along northern New Hanover County in 2006, linking Porters Neck to U.S. 421. The southern portion of the bypass between U.S. 74 and U.S. 17... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington man pleads in Masonboro Island assaultguilty Tuesday to second-degree kidnapping and assault inflicting serious bodil
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 5 hours ago
guilty Tuesday to second-degree kidnapping and assault inflicting serious bodily injury, according to a news release from New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David's office. Judge Ebern Watson sentenced Ward to 2.5 to 4 years in prison,... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Wilmington man pleads guilty to kidnapping, assault chargesman charged with assaulting a woman and holding her against her will was senten
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 6 hours ago
man charged with assaulting a woman and holding her against her will was sentenced to prison time after pleading guilty in New Hanover County Superior Court on Tuesday. According to a Thursday afternoon news release, Shawn Julius Ward, 39, of... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Cat urine smell has Wilmington residents frustratedof industries sitting on a north-northwestern line from the Carolina Heights ar
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 9 hours ago
of industries sitting on a north-northwestern line from the Carolina Heights area. That line crosses Invista, Wilbara, the New Hanover County landfill, the Kinder Morgan terminal on North Sixth Street and, perhaps most curiously, Fortron. "Along... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Composting system startsNew Hanover hoping to cut down on food waste. By Tim Buckland StarNews Staff
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 9 hours ago
New Hanover hoping to cut down on food waste. By Tim Buckland StarNews Staff NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- The smell of the stuff serving as the first run of the county landfill's new composting system hits you the second you step outside. "It's rotten... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Military Cutoff extension finally gets green light$95M contract awarded to extend roadway to the Wilmington Bypass By Tim Buckla
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 11 hours ago
$95M contract awarded to extend roadway to the Wilmington Bypass By Tim Buckland StarNews Staff NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- The N.C. Board of Transportation has awarded a $95 million contract for the extension of Military Cutoff Road from Market Street... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
EDITORIAL, Dec. 14: Class-size mandate is irresponsible; fix neededany extra money. They've been too busy cutting taxes for the well-off. So, loc
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 18 hours ago
any extra money. They've been too busy cutting taxes for the well-off. So, local school systems are having to hustle. In New Hanover County, there'll be a lot of redistricting (details to be announced). Teachers may have to share classrooms. In... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
GE Hitachi Nuclear confirms Wilmington layoffsNuclear Fuel Holding Co. (a joint venture with Hitachi and Toshiba) are the 15t
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 19 hours ago
Nuclear Fuel Holding Co. (a joint venture with Hitachi and Toshiba) are the 15th-, 16th- and 17th-largest employers in New Hanover County. Each of the companies is listed as having between 500 and 1,000 employees. All three entities are based... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
CFPUA says it has spent more than $1.1 million on GenXin the water supply, engineering services to pump nearly 50 million gallons of
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted yesterday
in the water supply, engineering services to pump nearly 50 million gallons of water containing GenX out of an aquifer in New Hanover County, and for legal action against Chemours, the company known to have discharged the chemical into the Cape... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
GE Hitachi Nuclear confirms Wilmington layoffsNuclear Fuel Holding Co. (a joint venture with Hitachi and Toshiba) are the 15t
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
Nuclear Fuel Holding Co. (a joint venture with Hitachi and Toshiba) are the 15th-, 16th- and 17th-largest employers in New Hanover County. Each of the companies is listed as having between 500 and 1,000 employees. All three entities are based... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Mobile home parks continue to disappear from Wilmingtonin Wilmington becoming more expensive. "To find a lot to be able to put a mobi
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
in Wilmington becoming more expensive. "To find a lot to be able to put a mobile home on is nearly impossible anymore in New Hanover County," she said. "Trailer parks are like a last resort for people to find affordable housing, and the more that... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
As K-3 cuts loom, New Hanover considers school redistrictingmembers will hear a plan next week to redraw borders for middle and high school
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
members will hear a plan next week to redraw borders for middle and high school students By Cammie Bellamy StarNews Staff NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- As expected, a state requirement that schools cut K-3 class sizes is pushing New Hanover County Schools... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Eight charged after narcotics operation in Columbus CountyEnterprise Task Force, which includes the FBI’s Wilmington Resident Agency, the
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted yesterday
Enterprise Task Force, which includes the FBI’s Wilmington Resident Agency, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, the Wilmington Police Department, and the North Carolina State Bureau of... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
CFPUA: 7,500 gallons of untreated wastewater spills into Whiskey Creekwith Cape Fear Public Utility Authority said that approximately 7,500 gallons o
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 2 days ago
with Cape Fear Public Utility Authority said that approximately 7,500 gallons of untreated wastewater discharged into a New Hanover County creek Tuesday morning. Crews said the discharge occurred just before 10:30 a.m. at the Whiskey Creek pump... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Pender County officials give update on Hampstead bypass projectsaid the planned Hampstead bypass would have decreased traffic congestion follo
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 2 days ago
said the planned Hampstead bypass would have decreased traffic congestion following the accident. Last week, a New Hanover County school bus was involved in an accident with a log truck, shutting down on one lane of 17 while crews... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Ogden killer takes own life in prisonhe was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:18 p.m. Alt
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago
he was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:18 p.m. Altman was convicted of first-degree murder in New Hanover County in 2011 and was serving a life sentence for killing his mother Laura Gallagher, 58, and her husband, James... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
SCAM: Caller claims to be law enforcement in neighboring countyhas warrants and need to pay $1,000 bail. The caller provides a number that see
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 2 days ago
has warrants and need to pay $1,000 bail. The caller provides a number that seems to be a legitimate office within the New Hanover County court system. The Pender County Sheriff's Office said the victim, in this case, paid the bail using... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Ogden killer takes own life in prisonand he was taken to a local hospital where he pronounced dead at 5:18 p.m. Alt
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago
and he was taken to a local hospital where he pronounced dead at 5:18 p.m. Altman was convicted of first-degree murder in New Hanover County in 2011 and was serving a life sentence for killing his mother Laura Gallagher, 58, and her husband, James... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Man convicted of NHC double murder dies from apparent suicide in prisonA man who pleaded guilty to a double murder in New Hanover County in 2011 died
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 2 days ago
A man who pleaded guilty to a double murder in New Hanover County in 2011 died from an apparent suicide at a Lumberton prison Monday, according to the NC Department of Public Safety. Officers at Lumberton Correctional Institution found Gerard Edward... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
OpinionBottle Chapel has been completely restored by the artist and craftsman Francisc
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago
Bottle Chapel has been completely restored by the artist and craftsman Francisco Castillo. Thank you to Airlie Gardens and New Hanover County for hiring him to do his amazing work. Through his artistry and patience, the Bottle Chapel looks exactly... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
DA Office's therapy dog completes first week on jobThe New Hanover County Courthouse's new facility dog, Potter, recently complete
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
The New Hanover County Courthouse's new facility dog, Potter, recently completed his first week on the job. Potter's main role will be to work with the District Attorney's Office to help calm victims, witnesses and families as they go through... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Murder suspect allegedly attacks detention center officerA man charged in the murder of a homeless man is accused of attacking an office
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
A man charged in the murder of a homeless man is accused of attacking an officer at the New Hanover County Detention Center for the second time in the last seven months. According to Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office,... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Two Wilmington men accused of violating gang injunctionan injunction against members of a Wilmington street gang meeting in public pla
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
an injunction against members of a Wilmington street gang meeting in public places. According to Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, Qwanelle Deshawn Ruffin and Alphonso Xavier McClendon were spotted in a vehicle together... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Office asks for public's help in locating missing teenThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to loca
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate Virginia (Jenna) Maggie Renee’ Pleasant. Pleasant is 15 years old with reddish medium length hair and brown eyes. She's 5’5”, 140 lbs. She was reported missing Dec.... Read more
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The News & Observer
Deb Butler, a freshman NC legislator, got a lesson in partisanshipthat Butler, 56, was politically naive. A Wake Forest University law school gra
The News & Observer / Posted 4 days ago
that Butler, 56, was politically naive. A Wake Forest University law school graduate, she had run unsuccessfully for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners and the state Senate. And she knew there would be tensions beyond partisanship. She... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Car crashes an ongoing problem at Bellevue Cemetery$25,000 in damage to the graves. Narcotics and weapons were found in the driver
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 4 days ago
$25,000 in damage to the graves. Narcotics and weapons were found in the driver's car, and she was booked into the New Hanover County jail. July 27: A car and bus collided at the intersection of Princess Place Drive and North 17th Street,... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
New Hanover firefighters raised $46K for MDAThe New Hanover County firefighters' effort was the largest grossing campaign i
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 5 days ago
The New Hanover County firefighters' effort was the largest grossing campaign in all of North Carolina. NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- During the 2017 MDA Fill the Boot campaign, the dedicated members of New Hanover County Fire Rescue took to the streets to... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
New Blair, College Park schools take shape in Wilmingtonthat fall. The replacement schools are priced at about $17 million apiece -- pa
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 5 days ago
that fall. The replacement schools are priced at about $17 million apiece -- paid for by a schools bond approved by New Hanover County voters in 2014 -- with room for 574 students each. The larger Blair also means losing the three... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Yard sales December 9 New Hanover County 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 1611 F Castle Hayne Road Lots of every
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 5 days ago
New Hanover County 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 1611 F Castle Hayne Road Lots of everything: Cookware, Christmas items, housewares, home decor, linens, coast, jewelry, gently used clothing etc. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 88 Snowfield Road,... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
$7,000 in damages reported from Friday afternoon firean apartment in Wilmington Friday afternoon. According to an email from the Wi
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 5 days ago
an apartment in Wilmington Friday afternoon. According to an email from the Wilmington Fire Department, crews with WFD and New Hanover County Emergency Services were dispatched to the fire at 2541 Flint Drive. Smoke and flames were visible from an... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
NHCSO: Trio arrested after 2-month drug investigationA two-month long investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office leads
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 6 days ago
A two-month long investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office leads to the arrest of three people on drug-related charges. According to Lt. Brewer with the sheriff's office, vice and narcotics agents made several heroin purchases from... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Garden Smart: Autumn is one of the most colorful times in local gardenscan also check out our website http://ces.ncsu.edu, where you can post your que
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 6 days ago
can also check out our website http://ces.ncsu.edu, where you can post your questions via the ‘Ask an Expert’ link, or contact your local Extension center - Pender County 910-259-1238; New Hanover County 910-798-7660; Brunswick County 910-253... Read more
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WAOW Wausau
Providing safety and warmth, crossing guard offers students free coatsNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It’s the season of giving. A time when heartfel
WAOW Wausau / Posted 6 days ago
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It’s the season of giving. A time when heartfelt stories of the gift of human compassion quickly spread and become viral. That’s what happened to Minnie Galloway, when her selfless deed captured the attention of many... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Crossing guard makes sure her ‘kids’ are warm this winteraren’t going to be cold on their way to school. Minnie Galloway has been manni
Dayton Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
aren’t going to be cold on their way to school. Minnie Galloway has been manning the crosswalk near Trask Middle School in New Hanover County, North Carolina, for 20 years, WECT reported. If it is raining, she has umbrellas to keep the students... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Crossing guard makes sure her ‘kids’ are warm this winteraren’t going to be cold on their way to school. Minnie Galloway has been manni
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 6 days ago
aren’t going to be cold on their way to school. Minnie Galloway has been manning the crosswalk near Trask Middle School in New Hanover County, North Carolina, for 20 years, WECT reported. If it is raining, she has umbrellas to keep the students... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Crossing guard makes sure her ‘kids’ are warm this winteraren’t going to be cold on their way to school. Minnie Galloway has been manni
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 6 days ago
aren’t going to be cold on their way to school. Minnie Galloway has been manning the crosswalk near Trask Middle School in New Hanover County, North Carolina, for 20 years, WECT reported. If it is raining, she has umbrellas to keep the students... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Crossing guard makes sure her ‘kids’ are warm this winteraren’t going to be cold on their way to school. Minnie Galloway has been manni
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 6 days ago
aren’t going to be cold on their way to school. Minnie Galloway has been manning the crosswalk near Trask Middle School in New Hanover County, North Carolina, for 20 years, WECT reported. If it is raining, she has umbrellas to keep the students... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Wilmington fire battalion chief to run for seat as Pender sheriffheld for 15 years to run for the N.C. House of Representatives District 16 seat
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 7 days ago
held for 15 years to run for the N.C. House of Representatives District 16 seat. Burton, 49, began in public service as a New Hanover County medic in 1986. Two years later he became a sworn deputy with the Pender County Sheriff’s Office. In 1991,... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
CFCC Wilson Center to give away Broadway ticketsthe creation of a new program called Broadway for a Better World. The partnersh
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 7 days ago
the creation of a new program called Broadway for a Better World. The partnership between the Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County, the Wilson Center and the Cape Fear Community College Foundation will provide free free tickets to PNC... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Former NHC Sheriff's Office Lieutenant plans to run for Pender Sheriff's seatA former Lieutenant with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office plans to run f
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 7 days ago
A former Lieutenant with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office plans to run for Sheriff in Pender County. Joseph A. Cina, who also worked with the Wilmington Police Department, made his intentions known in a news release sent Thursday. Cina plans... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Downtown's Holiday Stroll is Dec. 8-9are appreciated. The event is a collaboration between the Downtown Business Al
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 7 days ago
are appreciated. The event is a collaboration between the Downtown Business Alliance, The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, the Residents of Old Wilmington, Historic Wilmington Foundation and Wilmington Downtown Inc. Other... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Wilmington man headed to prison for selling fentanylparaphernalia. He was sentenced as a habitual felon to 7 to 9 years in prison.
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 7 days ago
paraphernalia. He was sentenced as a habitual felon to 7 to 9 years in prison. During September 2016, detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office received a tip from a confidential informant that Bowens was selling heroin. Detectives... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
CFCC announces Broadway for a Better World initiativeCape Fear Community College's Wilson Center, along with the CFCC's foundation a
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 8 days ago
Cape Fear Community College's Wilson Center, along with the CFCC's foundation and the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, announced an initiative Wednesday night aimed at making performing arts more accessible to disadvantaged... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
NHCSO marine and dive units use new tools to assist in search for Mariah Woodsa week before she was found in Pender County Saturday. Two of those agencies w
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 8 days ago
a week before she was found in Pender County Saturday. Two of those agencies were the dive unit and marine units from the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. With more than 134,000 square miles of water in the county's jurisdiction, they have... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
School report card shows how county schools measure upof Public Instruction Mark Johnson shows how public schools measure up in 2017.
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 8 days ago
of Public Instruction Mark Johnson shows how public schools measure up in 2017. According to the report, the majority of New Hanover County Schools were given Bs and Cs, and three schools received an F. Deputy Superintendent Dr. Rick Holliday... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
New Hanover school bus involved in wreck with log truck on US 17A New Hanover County school bus was involved in an accident with a log truck We
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 8 days ago
A New Hanover County school bus was involved in an accident with a log truck Wednesday afternoon. According to Valita Quattlebaum, spokesperson for New Hanover County Schools, the accident, which involved bus 284, happened around 3:15 p.m. near the... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Crash involving school bus, logging truck on U.S. 17U.S. 17. By Hunter Ingram StarNews Staff PENDER COUNTY – The N.C. Highway Pat
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 8 days ago
U.S. 17. By Hunter Ingram StarNews Staff PENDER COUNTY – The N.C. Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a New Hanover County school bus and a logging truck Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 17. The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. on... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
More than 100 musical instruments donated to NHC SchoolsSchool. National Pawn donated over 100 musical instruments and $2,000 to bolste
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 8 days ago
School. National Pawn donated over 100 musical instruments and $2,000 to bolster the county's public school music program. New Hanover County Schools have experienced a shortage of instruments and funding for their performing arts programs for... Read more
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