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Boatbuilder opening up shop near Navassa

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video Months after losing hundreds of jobs when DAK Americas closed its doors, a new business is coming to Navassa, albeit with far fewer jobs. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Boat owner says CFCC turned treasure into wreck

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videoA Brunswick County man says after years of work, Cape Fear Community College ruined his antique steamboat instead of restoring it. "It went in a showboat. It came back a shipwreck," Dominick Dellaripa said. Full story...
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Coast Guard celebrates 223rd birthday

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videoIt’s the Coast Guard’s birthday, and one Wilmington woman has a special way of celebrating. The coast guard turned 223 today. Full story...
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1 dead, 1 hurt after boat collision

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videoOne person is dead and another injured after two boats collided on the Northeast Cape Fear River. Full story...
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Local event showcases boating safety tools

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videoGMC anchor Ashley Jacobs is caught by surprise when testing a life vest. Full story...
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Marina fire damages two boats, dock

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An early morning fire damaged two boats at a New Hanover County marina. It happened around 5 a.m. at Canaday's Yacht Basin off Mason Landing Road. Full story...
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"And the Winner Is..." BEST PLACE TO BUY A BOAT

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video Lot's of people here in Southeastern North Carolina have 'em. Even more want 'em. They buzz up and down the intracoastal, skim the beaches and head out for a day on the gulf stream. If you've got one, where do you recommend others get theirs? This week we want to know where's the BEST PLACE TO BUY A BOAT in the Cape Fear? Here's how the votes are sailing in (2 p.m. Thurs.):
Atlantic Marine, Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach - 53%
Blackbarry Marine, Southport - 20%
Starling Marine, Wilmington - 9%

VOTE NOW! Full story...

CFCC charts course for Build-a-Boat event

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The event is open to the public. It allows teams of amateur boat builders to build their own boat in just one day. All the teams are guided by a student boat building mentor. Full story...
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Boat Capsizes - One Fatality

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videoJeremy Harrelson considers himself lucky. He's in 3rd place in the Ocean Isle Beach Jolymon Fishing Tournament after day # 1. But that pales in comparison to the fact he missed the brunt of a storm that some fishermen today describe as the perfect storm. Full story...
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Boat preparations important for hurricane season

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videoAs the peak of hurricane season approaches, experts say boat owners should prepare their boats now before it's too late. Captain Gregory Woodby works for Aquatic Safaris and Towboat U.S. He said, "A lot of times people are scrambling at the last minute to try to get their boat secure." Full story...
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