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Four drownings this week have Brunswick Co. visitors on alert

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videoAnother drowning in Brunswick County yesterday brings the total this week to four. Randall Joyce drowned at Holden Beach after getting caught in a rip current with his family. The news has many tourists on edge. Full story...
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Swimmer drowns at Holden Beach on 4th of July; high rip risk in Brunswick Co.

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A man is dead after drowning yesterday at Holden Beach. It marks the fourth drowning this week along the Brunswick County coast, as the risk for rip currents remains high. Full story...
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Former member returns to fill open seat on Holden Beach Commission

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videoHolden Beach commissioners have selected a former member to fill an open seat. Commissioners voted during a special meeting this morning to appoint Ken Kyser to take the place of Ray Lehr, who died earlier this month. Full story...
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Funeral for Holden Beach commissioner Tuesday

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The funeral for Holden Beach Town Commissioner Ray Lehr will be held on Tuesday. Full story...
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Holden Beach Commissioner Ray Lehr dies

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A news release from Mayor Alan Holden says Commissioner Ray Lehr died unexpectedly at home early this morning of natural causes. Full story...
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Body of swimmer missing since Tuesday found

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videoThe body of a swimmer missing since Tuesday has been found in Brunswick County. Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne says the body of Kwesi Sample was found around 7 a.m. about a half mile from where he was last seen. Full story...
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Still no sign of missing swimmer in Holden Beach

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videoCrews spent a second full day searching for the missing swimmer who disappeared Tuesday evening near Holden Beach. Full story...
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Kwesi Sample remembered after disappearing Tuesday

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videoAs the recovery efforts continue to find Kwesi Sample, people are remembering him. Full story...
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Swimmer presumed drowned, search continues for body

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video It's a vacation investigators say a church group had taken many times. But for one church group from Ohio the Carolina coast will never be the same after one of its members apparently drowned at Holden Beach. Full story...
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Search suspended for missing swimmer; crews to resume search Wednesday morning

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videoA search for a missing swimmer has been called off for the night, according to Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Hurricane Hazel makes landfall

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On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel made landfall at Long Beach. The storm’s arrival in North Carolina occurred on a full moon high tide, maximizing impact of the storm surge on the barrier beaches of Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle, Holden Beach, Long Beach, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island. Full story...
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Alligator shows up on Holden Beach

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A 10-foot alligator has been relocated after it showed up on Holden Beach. Full story...
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Sea turtle recovers after trip to Raleigh for special surgery

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video Summer is in full swing, and that means it's busy season at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital in Topsail Beach. The facility is full of turtles in need of help. And one in particular just got some special attention. We told you yesterday about an injured sea turtle taken to Raleigh for surgery. Today, we stopped by the hospital to check on patient. Full story...
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Veterinarians perform experimental surgery on turtle rescued from Holden Beach

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Veterinarians from NC State University have successfully completed experimental skull surgery on an endangered sea turtle. 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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