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Oak Island

Fine dining for Thanksgiving

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video While most restaurants were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, one fine dining establishment opened it's doors to help feed families in need. Full story...
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Oak Island has a new mayor, Wallace beats Vereen

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videoIn Oak Island there will be a new mayor. Betty Wallace handily beating incumbent Johnie Vereen Tuesday night. WWAY’s Steve Rondinaro spoke with the new mayor-elect. Full story...
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Artificial reef off Brunswick coast hopes to stimulate fish populations

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videoBuilding new homes for fish - one reef at a time. The Long Bay Artificial Reef Association is working to establish a new reef in Brunswick County to help boost the fishing industry. Full story...
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Oak Island celebrates with flag raising ceremony

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Ten years ago Yaupon Beach combined with Long Beach in order to form the town of Oak Island. Congressman Mike McIntyre helped the town celebrate its ten-year anniversary Wednesday afternoon with a flag raising ceremony at the new South Harbour Fire Station. Full story...
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DOT says new Oak Island Bridge girders unacceptable

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Construction on the bridge has been stifled since last December, when one of the girders collapsed, killing one of the workers. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Update on answers in Oak Island

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In today's Troubleshooters Report, we have an update on a story we first brought you last year. According to published reports, the Town of Oak Island has admitted to breaking public records laws, and agreed to pay almost $50,000... Full story...
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Beach Day kicks off Fourth celebrations at Oak Island

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July 4th celebrations have already kicked off in Oak Island. Wednesday, the town held it's annual Beach Day celebration. Full story...
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Oak Island mayor drops forced annexation

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videoOak Island has been in the process of trying to annex about 1,600 people. Tuesday night, in a surprising change of direction, Oak Island Mayor Johnie Vereen has challenged all the cities in the state to abandon forced annexation. Full story...
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Oak Island Pier re-opens

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videoAfter a two-year hiatus, the Oak Island Pier is open again and Monday's rain didn't stop fisherman from re-claiming their spots on the pier. Full story...
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Mobile home fire in Oak Island claims one life

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The body of 51-year-old Trina Villarreal was found inside her charred mobile home at 7806 East Oak Island Drive around 5:30 this morning. Full story...
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Former Oak Island police dispatcher is suing town

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In a lawsuit filed Monday, Leah Welch claims she was sexually harassed by her former Sergeant Paul Demello. Full story...
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Construction helps animals cross the road

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New road construction near Oak Island is helping to prevent road kill. Critter crossings have been placed under road construction off of Highway 211. Full story...
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Oak Island will have to wait on annexation of Long Beach Road area

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Oak Island Mayor, Johnie Vereen, said the town will not be able to move forward with annexation plans until Long Beach Road residents are heard in court. Full story...
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Three boats destroyed in Oak Island marina fire

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The fire broke out around 5:30 a.m. at the South Harbor Village Marina, on the eastern end of Oak Island. Full story...
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New sewer system has Oak Island residents worried

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videoA new sewer system is triggering health concerns in Oak Island. Residents are concerned that the way the system has been installed, could compromise their drinking water. Full story...
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