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Coast Guard helps with skydiver rescue

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The Coast Guard assisted local agencies during a search for a missing skydiver who missed her mark and landed in the water near Oak Island Saturday morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Oak Island's "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans arrested for marijuana possession

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The 19-year-old reality star, who will appear in the new MTV show when it premieres next week, was arrested along with her boyfriend Kieffer Delp, 20. Full story...
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Charges dropped against Oak Island mayor

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Betty Wallace says the woman who accused her of misdemeanor assault last summer has dropped the charge. Full story...
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UPDATE: Arrest warrants issued for partying paramedics in Brunswick County

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video Oak Island police issued two warrants Friday in the investigation of an August party at the home of a firefighter, where two people allegedly administered IVs to two other people - reports the State Port Pilot. Full story...
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Oak Island drug roundup leads to hundreds of charges

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videoAlmost 300 felony indictments. More than 50 misdemeanor charges. It took 21 months, but officers say Operation Ocean Storm blew away the drug industry on Oak Island. Full story...
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Oak Island mayor served with assault summons

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Betty Wallace said the summons stems from a family dispute following the death of her father this week. He was buried yesterday, six weeks to the day after Wallace's mother was buried. Wallace says it has nothing to do with her job as mayor. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Why did Oak Island Fire Chief keep job after DWI conviction?

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videoThere are still many more questions than answers after a Brunswick County judge last week dismissed a fire chief's DWI charge. So, what's next? Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fire chief had already been convicted of DWI charge; judge threw out appeal and conviction

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video We're digging deeper into the Oak Island Fire Chief John House's DWI charge. So far we've learned from a Brunswick County Court Clerk that House had already been found guilty of his December 2008 DWI charge. The case before Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis was an appeal. Full story...
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The Rant: Folks are fired up about fire chief getting off DWI hook

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video Investigators say Oak Island fire chief John House blew a .14 when they stopped him at a checkpoint in December 2008. Judge Ola Lewis said case dismissed Tuesday when a prosecutor wanted a few more hours to get a trooper to court to testify. Now many of you are saying, "WHAT?!?" Full story...

Caudill guilty of murder

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The judge sentenced Joshua Caudill to life in prison without parole for the first-degree murder of Phillip Cook in 2007. Full story...
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State lifts some Oak Island swim advisories

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The state today lifted three swimming advisories in Oak Island, but three are still in effect. Full story...
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Jury seated in Oak Island murder trial

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It took two days for attorneys to pick the jurors for Joshua Kayne Caudill's trial. They began with more than 45 people. Full story...
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Murder trial set to get underway

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Joshua Kayne Caudill is on trial for the murder of Oak Island restaurant owner Phillip Cook. Cook was found beaten to death on his porch in July 2007. Full story...
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Budget battle continues in Oak Island

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video Dozens of Oak Island residents showed up to a special budget workshop today. Many of them hoped to get their frustrations out on how the town has been spending their money. Full story...
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Tar balls on Oak island likely not from Gulf spill

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Coast Guard Commander John Nadeau says it's not unusual to find tar balls that wash up on beaches. He says oil in the water from any source turns into a putty-like substance after the oil collects particles. Full story...
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