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Outer Banks

Federal safety panel examines tall ship's sinking

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videoThe owner of a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank off North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy has declined to testify at a hearing to examine what led to the sinking. Full story...
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Wind energy debate blows into Wilmington

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videoThe Bureau of Ocean Energy Management took public reaction to offshore wind energy coming to our area in a meeting tonight in Wilmington. Two of the three potential sites the bureau has identified on the North Carolina coast are in our area. There was a packed room of people talking turbines. While some supported the idea, others were not fans. Full story...
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Feds to hold public meeting in Wilmington for wind farming talks

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The Obama administration is holding public meetings as it gauges commercial interest in wind farms off North Carolina's northern Outer Banks and Cape Fear. Full story...
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Transportation crews working to restore NC Highway 12 by Christmas

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is continuing its work to restore N.C. Highway 12 north of Rodanthe. Road crews temporarily closed the four-wheel drive route Thursday to remove damaged pavement and level the area in hopes to reopen the road to all traffic by Christmas. The emergency ferry route between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe remained open. Full story...
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NC audit scrutinizes prof's summer beach trips

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An audit says a North Carolina State University professor took Outer Banks trips using public funds but could not provide documents showing the travel was work-related. Full story...
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Search for tall ship captain goes into its 3rd day

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The search for the captain of a tall ship that sank in the Atlantic during Sandy is in its third day. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill said Wednesday morning that a cutter searched for Robin Walbridge overnight and two C-130 planes would join the search during the day. Full story...
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A look at Hurricane Sandy's damage from the sky

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video The United States Coast Guard is hard at work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The storm may have passed but the job of the Coast Guard is just beginning. WWAY's Holden Kurwicki took to the skies for a bird's eye view of the storm's damage. Full story...
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Wife of tall ship captain awaits word on his fate

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The wife of the captain of a ship that sank off the North Carolina coast is awaiting news on her husband, who is missing at sea after the Bounty was overcome by Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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Outer Banks begins clean up after Hurricane Sandy

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People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are facing some flooding and damage from Hurricane Sandy, but emergency management officials say it could have been worse. Full story...
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HMS Bounty captain missing at sea, one rescued crewmember has died

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videoThe captain of the HMS Bounty is still missing after 16-crew members abandoned ship Sunday night. 14 survivors were rescued and one other has died according the Bounty's website. Full story...
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