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Oak Island

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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Oak Island OKs $5 parking decals for residents

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Oak Island council members voted unanimously Tuesday to charge residents $5 for parking decals that allow access to resident-only parking spots. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Fort Caswell

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videoIt's the forgotten fort of our area, but Fort Caswell has a storied past. The old fort, made of brick, was built in 1828 for coastal defense, decades before its partner to the east Fort Fisher. Full story...
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South Brunswick HS mourns loss of senior days before graduation

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videoIn the just the past three weeks South Brunswick High School has seen three students and one teacher unexpectedly die. The latest is a student and athlete just days away from graduating. Full story...
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UPDATE: South Brunswick High School senior drowns, school offering counseling

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video The body of a South Brunswick High School senior has been recovered, after he drowned in Oak Island waters Tuesday night. Brunswick County school officials are offering support and counseling for students and staff. Full story...
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Days after storm, British boat still beached at Oak Island

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video Salvage crews at Oak Island have their hands full trying to remove a sailboat from the beach. Full story...
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NTSB report explains Oak Island helicopter crash

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videoAnswers are emerging about what caused a helicopter to crash off of Oak Island last summer. According to a recently-released report from the National Transportation Safety Board, a series of highly-skilled maneuvers sent the two-seat chopper plummeting toward the water. Full story...
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Bridge work to slow traffic on NC 133 to Oak Island

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videoDrivers can expect closures on the NC 133 bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in Oak Island during the next two weeks. Full story...
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