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Coast Guard suspends search for missing NC boater

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The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a boater missing in Dare County for more than a week. Full story...
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Two cold-stunned loggerheads head home

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videoIt happened much sooner than expected. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher released two loggerhead sea turtles to the care of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission for an Atlantic release. Full story...
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Coast Guard to convene formal hearing for Bounty sinking

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video The Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board will hold a hearing on the sinking of a replica of the HMS Bounty last year off the Outer Banks. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fisherman killed after getting caught in net

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video A commercial fisherman has died after getting caught in a reel of nets on his boat in Brunswick County. Wildlife officers say Jeremy Blair Myers, 34, of Wilmington, put out from Southport today and was fishing for menhaden and sea mullet when it happened. Full story...
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USCG recruit from Wilmington gets special Christmas in NJ

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videoTyler Marine is working his way through training in Cape May, NJ, but he says his family, the community and his fellow recruits are all coming together to make this Christmas away from home special. Full story...
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Coast Guard recovers body of missing fisherman

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The Coast Guard has recovered the body of a missing fisherman near Cape Lookout. Full story...
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Coast Guard searching for missing man

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video The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man who was last seen going underwater and not resurfacing. The 57-year-old was surf fishing on the south end of Portsmouth Island near Morehead City on Monday. Full story...
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Coast Guard probing cause of tall ship's sinking

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The Coast Guard is investigating the sinking of a tall ship off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. Rear Adm. Steven Ratti said Friday the review will focus on what caused the sinking of the HMS Bounty off Cape Hatteras. Full story...
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Search for tall ship captain goes into its 3rd day

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The search for the captain of a tall ship that sank in the Atlantic during Sandy is in its third day. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill said Wednesday morning that a cutter searched for Robin Walbridge overnight and two C-130 planes would join the search during the day. Full story...
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A look at Hurricane Sandy's damage from the sky

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video The United States Coast Guard is hard at work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The storm may have passed but the job of the Coast Guard is just beginning. WWAY's Holden Kurwicki took to the skies for a bird's eye view of the storm's damage. Full story...
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Wife of tall ship captain awaits word on his fate

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The wife of the captain of a ship that sank off the North Carolina coast is awaiting news on her husband, who is missing at sea after the Bounty was overcome by Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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HMS Bounty captain missing at sea, one rescued crewmember has died

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videoThe captain of the HMS Bounty is still missing after 16-crew members abandoned ship Sunday night. 14 survivors were rescued and one other has died according the Bounty's website. Full story...
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Coast Guard creates rescue swim training in NC

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The Coast Guard has dedicated a $24 million center in Elizabeth City to train rescue swimmers. Full story...
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Investigators: Alcohol a factor in early-morning boat crash

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Five boaters are safe after a collision off of Wrightsville Beach early this morning. Full story...
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Pennsylvania man dies while swimming in NC

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A Pennsylvania man has died while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina. Full story...
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