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Water Street closure forces businesses to make other plans

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videoBeginning Monday, part of Water Street in downtown Wilmington will be closed. The closure will not only affect the flow of traffic, but may also hamper area businesses. Full story...
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Coast Guard investigating after barge hits pier in ICW

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videoThe Coast Guard is investigating after a barge hit a pier in the Intracoastal Waterway near Mason Inlet. The Coast Guard says it got a call from a crewmember aboard the tug Betty Jo at about 3:45 a.m. reporting the boat had run aground and hit a private pier as it passed through Mason Inlet. Full story...
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Boat sinks near Frying Pan Tower

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A 27-foot May-Craft boat called "Designated Diver" began sinking with six passengers on board near Frying Pan Tower Friday. Full story...
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Diligence welcomes new commander

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videoThe Coast Guard Cutter Diligence welcomed a new leader during a change-of-command ceremony today. Cmdr. Jeffrey K. Randall relieved Cmdr. Douglas D. Goodwin, who served as the ship's commanding officer the past two years. Full story...
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Off-Duty Coast Guard member assists injured boaters

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An off-duty Coast Guard member assisted injured boaters Saturday when their 38-foot boat, the Jimicrackcorn, ran aground in the Snow's Cut waterway near Carolina Beach, N.C. Full story...
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UPDATE: Four people safe after boat runs aground off Carolina Beach

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videoNew Hanover County Dispatch says all the people aboard a boat that ran aground off Carolina Beach are safe and back on land. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Failing downtown bulkhead means 2014 riverfront closure

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video It's one of the best known and most visited sites in historic downtown Wilmington. But some recent events have left engineers with a sinking feeling when it comes to the bulkhead under the Riverwalk. Full story...
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Diligence helps sick man at sea

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videoWilmington's hometown ship was part of a long-distance medical call at sea. The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence helped in the effort to get a man suffering from severe abdominal pain on board a ship 300 miles off shore in the Atlantic Ocean to the medical care he needed. Full story...
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Coast Guard looks at options to fix buckling Wilmington bulkhead

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video Wilmington has long been designated as a Coast Guard City, but the Coast Guard says some major work needs to be done along the section of the riverfront the Cutter Diligence calls home. Full story...
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Ship could face fine for wave that hit ferry

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A ship blamed for causing a wave that crashed over the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry earlier this week could face a fine, a Coast Guard spokesman said. Full story...
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Coast Guard investigating incident involving Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry

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videoThe Coast Guard is investigating an incident yesterday involving the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Full story...
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Repairs done, Diligence heads back out on patrol

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The nearly 50-year-old vessel recently went through months of repairs. Crew members say after her tune-up, she's ready for smooth sailing on the open sea.video Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Medical emergency diverts R/V Dan Moore to Florida port; Crew member taken to hospital

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videoCape Fear Community College's marine research vessel the R/V Dan Moore will get home at least a day late, after a medical emergency involving a crew member. Full story...
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Diligence closed to tours during maintenance work

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videoThe Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is usually open for tours during Azalea Festival, but not this year. The ship will be closed for tours until late April for maintenance. Full story...
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Sequester could have big impact on Coast Guard, Diligence

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video We're just days away from major federal spending cuts going into effect if the White House and Congress cannot reach a compromise. The sequester is a series of automatic cuts that will affect most government agencies, as well as thousands of people in our area, including the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. Full story...
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