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Residents meet to discuss group home in Navassa

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The fight continues to keep a group home from moving into a residential neighborhood in Navassa. Residents met again Saturday night to protest the proposition of a level-four group home in town. Full story...
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Portion of ABC sales will no longer go to Southport area schools

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For more than fifty years, a portion of sales from the Southport ABC liquor store has gone to three area schools, and Dosher Memorial Hospital. That is about to change. Full story...
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Hobbs' court appearance postponed

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Brett Hobbs was scheduled to appear in Brunswick County Court today, but the appearance was postponed. Hobbs was arrested last month and charged with felony larceny and conspiracy. Full story...
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Oak Island will have to wait on annexation of Long Beach Road area

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Oak Island Mayor, Johnie Vereen, said the town will not be able to move forward with annexation plans until Long Beach Road residents are heard in court. Full story...
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Bank foreclosed on Sellers' house

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There is new information regarding a Brunswick County couple charged with burning down a home they owned on South Navassa Road. Full story...
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Building colors up for debate in Calabash

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videoThe South Brunswick County town of Calabash has its own certain character. Business owners worry that if a new ordinance goes through, that character will change and the town won't feel, or look, like home any more. Full story...
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Navassa residents to discuss proposed children's group home

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videoThere's an on-going battle over bringing a group home for troubled kids to the Brunswick County town of Navassa. Residents don't want it in their community, but the town council has already approved it. Full story...
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Ocean Isle Beach has a $1 million lottery winner

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One lucky lottery store in Ocean Isle Beach sold the latest million dollar winning lottery ticket. Full story...
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Cause of fire remains undetermined

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Oak Island fire officials wrapped up their investigation into that marina fire last week that sank one boat and damaged several others. Full story...
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Places to find free tax preparation help

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There are some places around town where folks can go to get help with tax preparations. Full story...
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Humpback whale washes up on Oak Island beach

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A 30-foot, baby humpback whale washed up on Oak Island's beach. Officials said a whale stranding is not uncommon for our area, but this one died out at sea before washing up. Full story...
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Investigators spend Friday trying to find cause of boat fire

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videoInvestigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire Thursday morning at the South Harbor Village Marina on Oak Island. The fire tore through three boats, sinking one; other boats were damaged as well. Full story...
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Three boats destroyed in Oak Island marina fire

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The fire broke out around 5:30 a.m. at the South Harbor Village Marina, on the eastern end of Oak Island. Full story...
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Navassa residents are up in arms as town council approves youth group home

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videoSome residents in Navassa are up in arms. The town council recently approved building a group home for youthful offenders, but residents say they were not notified about it. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Update on faulty HVAC system

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In this week's Troubleshooters Report, an update on a story WWAY first brought you in December. Full story...
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