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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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Beach parking in Oak Island might soon cost money

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videoOak Island Town Manager Steve Foster knew it was a hot-button issue when he proposed the town look into charging for parking. There is a perception it would steer visitors away from the island or impact residents negatively. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fisherman killed after getting caught in net

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video A commercial fisherman has died after getting caught in a reel of nets on his boat in Brunswick County. Wildlife officers say Jeremy Blair Myers, 34, of Wilmington, put out from Southport today and was fishing for menhaden and sea mullet when it happened. Full story...
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Few details in fatal Oak Island crash

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videoOne man is dead after a single-car accident Friday on NC 211 Oak Island. The crash happened just south of the intersection at Middleton Blvd. Full story...
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STATE PORT PILOT: Town of Oak Island, former manager reach settlement for firing

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In a sudden and mostly unexplained change of course, Oak Island Town Council agreed Tuesday night to settle a lawsuit by former manager Jerry Walters, who was fired last year but not paid the year’s salary called for in his contract. Full story...
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Explore with George: Arts by the Shore 2012

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video This weekend in Oak Island it's Arts by the Shore 2012 put on by the Oak Island Art Guild and the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department. 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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