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Bald Head Island

Leland, Bald Head fire departments get federal money

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Two fire departments in Brunswick County are getting help from the federal government. Leland Fire Rescue and the Bald Head Island Fire Department are each getting money from the the US Department of Homeland Security for operations and safety improvements. Full story...
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Report: RI-based sport institute under investigation bought Bald Head properties

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A Rhode Island-based sport institute under investigation for how it spent taxpayer money reportedly bought nearly $3 million worth of resort property in North Carolina. Full story...
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Barnes drops out of Leland council race; says council does not share his vision

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The Brunswick County Board of Elections says Herbert Barnes dropped out of the race Friday. The Board of Elections also says Bald Head Island candidate Ken Miller died over the weekend. Both men's names will be on the ballot, though, in November. Full story...
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Bald Head Island under boil water notice, power back on

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The power was restored to the island around 11 a.m. Currently the public water system is turned off as a result of the prolonged power failure earlier this morning. This was done to reduce the risk of home sewer systems spilling sewage onto the ground. We plan to turn the water system back on this afternoon, provided no other issues arise. Full story...
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District Attorney says office will re-examine death of Bald Head Island police officer

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video More than a decade after the death of Bald Head Island Police Officer, Davina Buff Jones, the case has been reopened. District Attorney Jon David decided today that there was more to the story. Full story...
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Oak Island, Bald Head consider Census appeal

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Oak Island town leaders say they are not happy with their Census number, and they're considering a recount. Full story...
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Bald Head ferry fares going up

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The cost of a trip to Bald Head Island is going up in the new year. Today, the NC Public Utilities Commission signed off on the request. Full story...
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NC State prof's charity asks for week at beach for vets

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A college professor in North Carolina has come up with a way to help military families enjoy a break. Full story...
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Bald Head Island ferry rates going up

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A trip to Bald Head Island will soon cost more. After months of legal wrangling, an agreement filed with the state Thursday will raise ferry tickets from $16 to $23 starting January 1. Full story...
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Foreign foster family finds furry friend home

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"Grady" has been livin' the life with the Cloud family on vacation for the past few weeks. Now he gets to live on Bald Head Island forever. Full story...
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Ferry fare increase may affect Bald Head Island

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video Hundreds of swashbucklers flooded Bald Head Island this weekend for its annual pirate weekend. But could visitors next year be forced to walk the plank if a ferry fare increase is approved? Full story...
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Still no clear answers in BHI fire

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Bald Head Island's Public Safety Chief says the fire started on the outside of the house on the front right corner. That could mean it started with a cigarette or cigar, but the chief can't say for sure. Full story...
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Fire destroys Bald Head Island home

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videoFire investigators on Bald Head Island spent the day trying to figure out what caused last night's blaze that destroyed a home on Thistle Ridge. Full story...
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UPDATE: UNCW anthropologist offers answers about Bald Head bones

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video We finally have some answers about the bones found under a golf course on Bald Head Island in February. Full story...
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Bald Head bones waiting for ride to Raleigh

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Archaeologists said bones found on Bald Head Island would go to Raleigh for further examination. Full story...
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