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Coast Guard warns of shallow water in NC inlet

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The Coast Guard is warning boaters of shallow water in an inlet southwest of Wilmington. Full story...
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Holden Beach back open after Irene

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Holden Beach has very little damage caused by Irene. The beach strand suffered, but the dune system overall is in good shape. Some roof shingles and some vinyl siding has been blown off a few homes. Otherwise, there is no serious damage. Full story...
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Holden Beach declares mandatory evacuation

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videoHolden Beach has declared a mandatory evacuation. Everyone needs to be off the island by 6 p.m. today, according to a news release from Mayor Alan Holden. The bridge is subject to being closed sooner if winds are sustained at 45 mph or higher. Full story...
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Boy bitten by a shark at Holden Beach

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A 10-year-old boy was bitten by at shark in the water at Holden Beach Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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Water Quality Swimming Alert lifted for ocean-side site in Brunswick County

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The state Division of Environmental Health today lifted a water quality swimming alert at an ocean-side site in Brunswick County. The alert affected waters at the public beach access located at the east end of Holden Beach. Full story...
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Water Quality Swimming Alert issued for site at Holden Beach

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The alert affects waters at the public beach access located at the east end of Holden Beach. Samples collected yesterday show test results of 111 enterococci per 100 milliliters of water, which exceeds the state and federal single-sample standard of 104 enterococci per 100 milliliters for Tier 1 high usage sites. Swimming areas are classified based on recreational use and are referred to as tiers. Full story...
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Rare leatherback turtles hatch at Holden Beach

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videoIt's been about 40 years since someone spotted a leatherback turtle in Holden Beach. Last night, Holden Beach visitors witnessed 54 baby leatherbacks hatch and make their journey to the sea. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Record number of false turtle crawls reported at Holden Beach

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videoThere have been a record number of false crawls by sea turtles this season which prevents them from safely laying their nests. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Several people hurt after Holden Beach deck collapse

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video Brunswick County dispatch says crews are responding to a deck collapse in Holden Beach. Town Manager David Hewett says there is no official count yet, but it looks like about seven people are hurt. Full story...
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Holden Beach pavilion unsafe

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video The Jordan Boulevard Pavilion is closed until further notice after engineers discovered its pylons were leaning. Full story...
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Former police officer convicted

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A Brunswick County jury convicted a former Leland police officer today. Full story...
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Holden Beach may be too sandy

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Holden Beach town officials have an interesting conundrum. Some parts of the beach have too much sand. In order to comply with town and state regulations, homes on the beach front are supposed to have walkways... Full story...
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Officers now set to patrol Holden Beach

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There are a new set of wheels on Holden Beach. There will now be police officers patrolling the beach strand. They said they will be acting as a resource for the community helping with safety and enforcement. Full story...
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Fight continues against beach erosion, coastal towns hope for terminal groins

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videoIt is illegal to build in the state of North Carolina, but some coastal leaders say it may be the one thing that could slow down beach erosion. Holden Beach leaders say they need to build a terminal groin, and it is up to the state legislature to make that happen. Full story...
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One woman's trip to Holden Beach was anything but a vacation

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videoA beach vacation is supposed to be a quiet escape from reality. For Julia Mittelberg, her visit to Holden Beach was anything but. The Illinois woman did not expect this. Full story...
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