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Coast Guard features Oak Island officer as 'Shipmate of the Week'

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The US Coast Guard is featuring an officer stationed at Oak Island as the "Shipmate of the Week" in its official blog. The story says Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Coker is a skilled engineer, and does whatever it takes to make sure his unit is prepared for anything. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues two near Wrightsville Beach

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The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water 500 yards off Wrightsville Beach Sunday. The two men fell in the water when a storm front moved through the area and caused their 17-foot sailing vessel to capsize. Full story...
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Intoxicated swimmers rescued at Wrightsville Beach, Coast Guard hopes it's not a sign of things to come

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videoAn early morning swim turned dangerous at Wrightsville Beach. The man rescued was reportedly naked and somewhat intoxicated, but in good health, and was taken into custody by New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies. Full story...
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Hitching rides to Masonboro illegal, dangerous

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video Masonboro Island is a popular destination on the 4th of July, but the increased population on the island during the holiday may cause some issues and even break some laws. Masonboro Island has seen upwards of 2,000 people on summer holidays like the 4th of July. Full story...
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Coast Guard restores aids in inlet near Topsail

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The Coast Guard has completed the replacement of the aids to navigation in New Topsail Inlet Thursday. Full story...
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Sailors rescued near Cape Hatteras coast

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Two sailors were rescued Monday morning 30 miles east off the coast of Cape Hatteras after their yacht began to flood. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues boaters near Wrightsville Beach

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The Coast Guard rescued four after their 20-foot boat began taking on water approximately ten miles off the coast of Wrightsville Beach Wednesday. Full story...
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Four people safe after boat sinks off Wrighstville Beach coast

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The U.S. Coast Guard's office at Wrightsville Beach says four people have been located and are safe after their boat sank off the coast of Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Man boating off Wrightsville Beach dies

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A 54-year-old man died last night after the Coast Guard medevaced him from a boat off Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Beach town leaders discuss $60M in coastal projects

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video The Army Corps of Engineers says it is going to work on $60 million worth of projects this year in and around the Cape Fear waterways. That's good news for many elected leaders of beach towns in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties. They say beach renourishment and dredging are critical to both the local and regional economy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fire destroys vacation home on Bald Head Island

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video Bald Head Island officials say fire destroyed a vacation home on the island early this morning. No one was in the five bedroom, five bath house, valued at more than $1.5 million, at the time. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fire on board delays Diligence departure

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A last-minute change in plans for the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence this morning. It was scheduled to leave on a new mission, but a problem on board will keep the ship in port. Full story...
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Diligence sets sail Thursday morning

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After being home in the Port City for a couple months, the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is heading back out to sea. Full story...
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Diligence commander reacts to Italian cruise ship disaster

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The captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, is being blamed for the disaster after he abandoned ship. The commander of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence says he would not have handled the situation in the same way. Full story...
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