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Southport hopes Fourth of July Festival boosts economy

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videoFor Southport visitors, the weekend will be all about flags, fireworks, and fun. For business owners, the first week in July is all about the economic boom. Full story...
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Bill to stall Titan being re-evaluated

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Last week, Justice along with Senator Julia Boseman inserted a late substitute for House Bill 1410, that would force the proposed Titan America plant to undergo a potentially extensive environmental review. Tuesday, Representative Justice pulled the bill before it was discussed in committee. Full story...
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Fuse lit on Operation Firecracker

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Law enforcement is gearing up for the approaching Fourth of July holiday weekend. Booze It and Lose It’s Operation Firecracker started Monday. Full story...
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Joyces still contend ILM barking up the wrong tree

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It has been going on for nearly a week now, and it looks like it's going to end in a lawsuit. The man who has been camped out in his giant oak tree to save it from being cut down is back on his branch, and on Monday, protesters joined the rally. Full story...
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Brunswick's Mobile Evacuation Bus ready just in case

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The Mobile Evacuation Bus is Brunswick County's new tool to assist in emergencies. It has room to transport 20 patients on a stretcher and 10 wheelchair patients. It can be easily reconfigured to transport up to 30 wheelchairs or used as a rehabilitation unit at major fire and rescue scenes. Full story...
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Illness spreads through Camp Dixie

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A camp for children and teens in Bladen County is closed for the week after dozens of campers and staffers got sick. Full story...
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Pender inmates may soon have ample space to pray

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About a year ago, we visited the Pender Correctional Facility's worship space and were told, by prisoners and the chaplain, the space is just not big enough to accommodate all who want to pray. On Monday, Chaplain James Spirtosanto told us about three-quarters of the funds they need have been collected. Full story...
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Surfers hope to wipe out cement plant

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videoA lot of groups in the Cape Fear region have come out publicly to take a stand against the proposed Titan America cement plant in Castle Hayne. On Sunday, the Wilmington surf community stepped up to the plate to add their name to the mix. Full story...
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Adolescents introduced to nursing at Camp BONES

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videoIt's not your average camp. It spans four years, and there's a focus more on career, than campfires. Camp BONES (Brigade Of Nurse Exploring Seahawks) prepares high school students for a future in health care. Full story...
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Fires called suspicious after one home is destroyed

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videoTwo early morning fires in Winnabow Sunday are being called suspicious. Two mobile homes were burned. One was only used as a storage unit, but the other was a new home. It was destroyed just before a family planned move in. Full story...
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