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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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Diligence returns home after spending holidays at sea

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is back home. After a 45-day deployment, the Diligence docked back in Wilmington this morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Crews can't find source oil leak on Wilmington riverfront

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Crews investigated an oil leak this morning along the Wilmington riverfront. The Coast Guard and Wilmington Fire Department were called out around 8 a.m. after someone walking along the Riverwalk spotted the oil in the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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Coast Guard flies man to NC hospital

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The Coast Guard has flown a man with a medical condition from a cruise ship to a North Carolina hospital. Full story...
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Boater killed after boat hits rocks near Masonboro Inlet

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The Coast Guard says one man is dead after a boat accident at the Masonboro Inlet near Wilmington. Full story...
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Diligence hardly listless as it takes break for maintenance

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is a common sight along Wilmington's riverfront, but lately you may have noticed it a little askew. Full story...
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Coast Guard warns of shallow water in NC inlet

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The Coast Guard is warning boaters of shallow water in an inlet southwest of Wilmington. Full story...
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Coast Guard temporarily removes navigational aids from Lockwoods Folly Inlet

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Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel temporarily removed the aids to navigation from Lockwoods Folly Inlet this week due to severe shoaling in the waterway. Full story...
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Coast Guard buoy tender Elm in town

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There is a new face in the Port City. You may have noticed the large black Coast Guard ship next to the Diligence. It is the Coast Guard ship Elm. Full story...
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