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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry takes part in security drill

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videoYou may notice something out of the ordinary today on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. The NC Department of Transportation Ferry Division says it is taking part in security exercise drills today involving the ferry terminals and vessels on the route. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Fort Fisher

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video Before it was Fort Fisher, the land was known as Federal Point: a simple peninsula in between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. Full story...
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'Friends of Fort Fisher' unveil the newest addition to Fort Fisher State Historic Site

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video The 'Friends of Fort Fisher' organization unveiled their newest onsite exhibit at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Full story...
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Hundreds gather for Chamber of Commerce 75th celebration

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video Today hundreds gathered in Kure Beach for a birthday celebration. Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce asked people around the area to join them blow out the candles for their 75th anniversary celebration. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: McIntyre to visit area beaches, talk renourishment

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Congressman Mike McIntyre will visit several area beach communities Thursday to talk renourishment. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry goes to summer schedule for Easter

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video The summer schedule will start a little earlier than planned on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. Full story...
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NCDOT to hold public hearings on proposed ferry toll rates

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The NC Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings about proposed toll changes on its ferry routes, including the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Blockade runner Modern Greece

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videoAt Fort Fisher, there's an abundance of history to tour whenever we'd like on land, but under the waves of the Atlantic Ocean there's another type of history that you don't see. Full story...
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History comes to life at Fort Fisher

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videoIt was a booming good time at Ft. Fisher this weekend, as history buffs from across the state gathered to hear the sound of artillery fill the air. Full story...
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National Guard sharpens tactical skills at Fort Fisher

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videoNational Guard troops are putting their skills to work at Fort Fisher this week. The simulated war exercise helps the military brush up on skills and apply their knowledge in real-life situations. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Fort Fisher falls to Union troops

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video On January 15, 1865, Fort Fisher, nicknamed “Gilbraltar of the South” fell to Union troops. Built on a peninsula named Federal Point at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, 18 miles south of Wilmington, Fort Fisher was the largest earthen fortification in the Confederacy. Full story...
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Most NC ferry routes to cut schedules during Christmas

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video The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will run an amended schedule at its Cedar Island-Ocracoke, Swan Quarter-Ocracoke, Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach, Southport-Fort Fisher and Currituck-Knotts Island routes Dec. 24-26 as a costs savings measure. Full story...
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'Safe Haven' reshoots to impact ferry schedule

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videoThe return of the cast and crew of the movie "Safe Haven" will have an impact on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry next week. The ferry will run an abbreviated schedule Saturday, Nov. 17, to assist with reshoots for the movie based on the Nicholas Sparks book. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher starts off-season schedule Monday

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Now that fall has arrived, the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry moves to its abbreviated fall/winter schedule Monday. Full story...
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Fort Fisher Hermit Festival Sunday

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The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher and Common Sense Films hosts the festival to celebrate local legend, Robert E. Harrill, and commemorate his mysterious death four decades ago. Full story...
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