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Diligence home from mission in Caribbean

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Family and friends welcomed home the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence this afternoon. The ship returned from a 45-day multi-mission patrol in the Caribbean. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with jumping off Wrightsville Beach bridge

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The search for a man who jumped off a Wrightsville Beach bridge early this morning ended with a man in jail. Joseph Compton, 28, is charged with jumping from a state bridge, resist, delay and obstruction. Full story...
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Irene's impact on waterways affects boaters, fisherman

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video Hurricane Irene's had a big impact up the coast from here, but the Coast Guard says our area's beaches were relatively unscathed. Boaters and fishermen from Pleasure Island say the Carolina Beach Inlet has become even more of a problem after Irene. Full story...
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Coast Guard recovers man from Wrightsville Beach Channel

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A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Wrightsville Beach recovered a body today from the Wrightsville Beach Channel. Full story...
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Diligence, WFD practice for fire onboard

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video If you noticed more activity than usual on the downtown Wilmington waterfront today, it was from a Coast Guard and Fire Department drill. It was one test that Douglas Goodwin, the new commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, thinks is very important. Full story...
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New commander takes helm of Diligence

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The next time the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence leaves port, it will set sail with a new man at the helm. Full story...
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Diligence gets new Commander Thursday

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A change of command ceremony will take place Thursday on the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. Cmdr. Douglas Goodwin will relieve Cmdr. Harry Schmidt. Full story...
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Change of command slated for Coast Guard cutter

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A change of command ceremony is scheduled for a U.S. Coast Guard cutter that serves the Atlantic seaboard. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Three rescued after boat capsizes

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video Three boaters are safe this morning after their boat capsized. New Hanover County dispatch says it happened on the ocean side of Rich's Inlet north of Figure Eight Island. Full story...
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Diligence home in time to celebrate Independence Day

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video This Independence Day, those who serve our country patrolling our waterways are celebrating with family and friends. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to port this morning. Full story...
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Coast Guard urges caution following 7 deaths

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The Coast Guard is urging caution among boaters this holiday weekend after reporting seven water-related deaths in the Mid-Atlantic region in the past week. Full story...
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Agencies work together to prepare for disaster

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videoEnsuring safety along our coast takes practice. Today we got to go behind the scenes to watch federal, state and local response teams in action. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Diligence CO temporarily relieved of command

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Cmdr. Harry Schmidt, the commanding officer of the 210-foot cutter Diligence, currently on patrol in the Caribbean, has been temporarily assigned to Coast Guard District 7 pending the final results of an administrative investigation. While the investigation has not been finalized, the circumstances that precipitated this action are associated with a grounding last month. Full story...
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Port, river issues focus of joint federal effort in Wilmington

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Daily operations along the Cape Fear River will be more efficient thanks to a new joint effort in Wilmington. Full story...
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Diligence welcomes visitors during Azalea Festival

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is in port and open to the public this weekend for the Azalea Festival. Full story...
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