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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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USCG: Closest Navy ship to Bounty 260 miles away

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A Coast Guard official says the nearest Navy ship to the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy was about 260 nautical miles away. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues 2 on stranded sailboat off NC

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The Coast Guard has rescued two people on a disabled sailboat off the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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Shipyard to be questioned about sunken tall ship

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Officials from a Maine shipyard that worked on a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank during Hurricane Sandy will testify at a Coast Guard hearing in Virginia. Full story...
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Federal safety panel examines tall ship's sinking

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videoThe owner of a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank off North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy has declined to testify at a hearing to examine what led to the sinking. Full story...
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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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