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Bald Head Island

WTVD ABC11 INVESTIGATION: Investigation of Bald Head Island police officer's death reopened

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The North Carolina coast is known for its beautiful beaches, and Bald Head Island is among the best. With million dollar mansions, it's a remote summer playground for the rich and powerful. But in the fall of 1999, the island was where Loy Buff's long nightmare began. Back then, his daughter Davina Buff-Jones was just starting a new career as a police officer on Bald Head. Full story...
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Barrier Island Study Center opens on Bald Head Island

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video A long time tourist destination could now be a travel spot for researchers as well. The Bald Head Island Conservancy announced the grand opening for their Barrier Island Study Center today. Full story...
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Corps of Engineers does emergency dredging on Bald Head Island channel

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The Army Corps of Engineers had to do emergency dredging of the channel off the coast of Bald Head Island. Last week, river pilots discovered what they call a speed bump in the area of Reach Two. The speed bump caused the channel to not have the depth safe for commercial shipping traffic. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fire destroys vacation home on Bald Head Island

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video Bald Head Island officials say fire destroyed a vacation home on the island early this morning. No one was in the five bedroom, five bath house, valued at more than $1.5 million, at the time. Full story...
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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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