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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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