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EBOLA: How safe are NC's ports?

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videoThe threat of Ebola passing through our nation's airports has been highly publicized, but what about our nation's ports... Like the one right here in Wilmington? Full story...
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Boat capsizes sending one to the hospital

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video The Coast Guard says one person went to the hospital after a boat capsized in Lockwood Folly Inlet near Holden Beach this morning. Full story...
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Record number of fake distress calls concern for Coast Guard, boaters

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video The US Coast Guard says it has received more fake distress calls this year than ever before. Now some boaters are concerned about what this means for their real distress calls. Full story...
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Woman reunites with Coast Guard rescuer 44 years after nearly drowning

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video In honor of Coast Guard Day, a reunion decades in the making at Coast Guard Station Oak Island. A Coast Guardsman who saved a girl from drowning more than four decades ago reunited with her today. Full story...
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Man must pay back $288k for fake boat distress call

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videoA man who made a fake "mayday" call to the Coast Guard last year is heading to prison. A federal judge today sentenced Homer Lewis Blackburn of Atlantic Beach to 18 months in prison. He will also have to pay $288,390.80 to cover the cost of the Oct. 8, 2013, hoax. Full story...
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Crews work to stop sunken ships leaking oil off NC

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Experts say there are at least 13 ships sunk off the North Carolina coast that could leak oil. Full story...
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Coast Guard says drownings are up in 5th District

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The US Coast Guard 5th District is emphasizing safety on the water following 40 drownings that occurred from northern New Jersey to southern North Carolina this summer. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues 10 boaters southeast of Bald Head Island

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The Coast Guard rescued 10 people Thursday after their 22-foot pontoon boat the people were on started taking on water southeast of Bald Head Island. Full story...
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Coast Guard brings in sick woman off NC coast

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The Coast Guard has flown a woman ashore who became ill on a boat about 14 miles southwest of Atlantic Beach. Full story...
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Coast Guard takes aerial look at damage from Arthur

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videoMembers of the U.S. Coast Guard saw some damage from the sky Friday morning at the Outer Banks. Afterwards, they gathered in Downtown Wilmington to talk about what they saw. Full story...
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Coast Guard warns boaters to stay off water

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videoThe Fourth of July weekend is popular among boaters. But this year, the Coast Guard is urging mariners to stay off the water. As Tropical Storm Arthur approaches North Carolina, the Coast Guard says it is making preparations with FEMA, government officials, and the National Weather Service. Full story...
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Coast Guard releases report on Bounty sinking

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videoThe US Coast Guard has released its report on the October 2012 sinking of the tall ship HMS Bounty. A crewmember died and another is still missing and is presumed dead after the ship went down off Cape Hatteras during Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Search for swimmer off Carolina Beach continues

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videoMultiple agencies continue recovery efforts for 24 year-old Terrance Christopher Miller lost swimming off Carolina Beach. CB Ocean Rescue says Miller was overtaken by a rip current in about 8-10 ft of water just before 5:30 PM Saturday. Full story...
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Coast Guard completes 13-hour tow of disabled boat off Bald Head Island

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Henry Fischer, aboard the 33-foot sport fishing boat Atlanta, contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 5:15 p.m. Wednesday requesting assistance after his boat lost steering. Full story...
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Folks will have to wait at least a year for Water Street improvements

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videoIf you have driven Water Street recently, you know it is covered in potholes and cracks. "It’s like you are off-roading in the road. It is so bumpy,” said Walleed Jarrad. Full story...
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