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New Hanover man charged with sex crimes with child in Oak Island

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videoA New Hanover County man is charged with sex crimes involving a child in Oak Island, according to an arrest warrant. The warrant shows police arrested William Allen Jackson, 56, Thursday and charged him with statutory sexual offense and indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Oak Island beaches to continue welcoming dogs

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video A huge turnout at Tuesday night's meeting led the Oak Island Town Council to make a decision about banning dogs on the beach. Full story...
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Dog friendly Oak Island may ban the animals during the summer

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videoA North Carolina beach that has made a name for itself by allowing dogs is considering limits on when the animals can run in the sand. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that the Oak Island Town Council will consider a ban on dogs on the beach during daytime hours. Full story...
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Storm threat doesn't dampen Oak Island's annual Beach Day

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videoFolks enjoying beach day in Oak Island Tuesday afternoon celebrate Beach Day. Full story...
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Oak Island town council makes decision on 'mega' homes

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videoOak Island town council members made a decision on how big, and how many bedrooms "mega” homes can have. Town council members decided to cap single-family homes at 5,000 square feet and seven bedrooms with one parking space required per bedroom. Full story...
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Oak Island continues moratorium on big houses

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The town council on Oak Island has decided to extend a moratorium on the construction of large houses until June 16. Full story...
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Oak Island OKs moratorium banning 'mega' homes

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videoThe Oak Island Town Council unanimously placed a moratorium banning any new homes larger than six bedrooms on Thursday after hearing from residents asking for stricter rules on large-sized houses. Full story...
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Oak Island council mulls moratorium banning larger homes

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It is being advertised as the largest home on Oak Island and is causing a furor among town council members and some residents. Full story...
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UPDATE: Coast Guard rescues five from sailboat off Bald Head Island

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The Coast Guard successfully rescued five people Friday from a disabled sailboat about 30 miles southeast of Bald Head Island. Full story...
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Fire destroys Caswell Beach vacation home

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videoAs they monitored hot spots this morning, firefighters said the important thing to remember is that no one was hurt when flames ripped through a vacation home in Caswell Beach. Full story...
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Bald eagle rescue out of the ordinary even for Oak Island's Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter

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After years of caring for injured birds and wildlife, Mary Ellen Rogers is accustomed to helping unusual species, such as loons, razorbills, shearwaters and others found far at sea or far away. While their numbers are rebounding locally, the arrival of two American bald eagles recently was a watershed moment for Oak Island’s Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter. Full story...
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Oak Island crews collect sea oats seeds to protect the dunes

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video Volunteers are helping the Town of Oak Island collect sea oats seeds that will allow the town to continue replenishing their dunes. This helps to guard against major water damage during storms. Full story...
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Charles Warren to run for Oak Island mayor

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videoFormer Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren is getting back into politics. Warren has filed to run for mayor of Oak Island in November's election. Full story...
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Brunswick County beaches plagued with series of unfortunate events

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videoAfter a chain of unfortunate events, some tourists in Brunswick county are concerned about beach safety. From a deck collapsing, to several drownings, and even a shark attack, Brunswick County beaches have seen their fair share of frightening incidents. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Church trip chaperone accused of indecent liberties with kids

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video Arrest warrants say a Stanly County man who helped chaperone a church trip to Fort Caswell organized a game of strip poker with children. Full story...
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