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Riverfront Park work to start after Azalea Festival

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video Work planned at and around Riverfront Park in Wilmington will not start until after next spring's Azalea Festival, the city says. Full story...
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Crews rescue woman with head injury after sailboat runs aground

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Coast Guard crews rescued a woman with a head injury after a sailboat ran aground near Seagate Sunday afternoon. A man, woman and two children were aboard the boat when the accident happened. Full story...
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Man dies while scuba diving off Carolina Beach

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videoThe Coast Guard has release the identity of the man who died in a scuba diving accident Saturday night off the coast of Carolina Beach. Full story...
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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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