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UPDATE: All but one BSL lake open for swimming this weekend

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Boiling Spring Lakes has re-opened Spring Lake for swimming. Full story...
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Middle school student braves the heat to help Pender Co. Animal Shelter

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video You may recall back in December, we brought you the story of a special middle school student. In the frigid cold, then 12-year-old Ari Garsh, volunteered his time and money to collect pet food at a local Lowe's food store for the Pender County Animal Shelter. Today, we caught up with Ari, now 13, as he braved the dangerous heat for a cause he truly believes in. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man has water shut off by CFPUA, could face arrest

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video After Daniel Whitfield lost his job, his family began to run low on food and let the water bill go for a couple months. He owed more than $800 to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority when his water was cut off. Full story...
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Hot weather, drought conditions contribute to algal blooms in Cape Fear River

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The hot and dry weather that has dominated the area over the last several weeks is contributing to extensive algal blooms in the Cape Fear River and the Northeast Cape Fear River, according to officials with the NC Division of Water Quality. Full story...
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Driver sought in girl's hit-and-run death

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Police are searching for a motorist who struck and killed an 8-year-old girl as she crossed a North Carolina highway in the dark. Full story...
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Petitions to oppose Monkey Junction annexation due Nov. 29

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The Board of Elections wants to know what property owners in Monkey Junction think of annexation. New Hanover County sent out letters Thursday asking property owners if they want to deny Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction. Full story...
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Republican Pantano voices unhappiness with Republican lawmakers' new Congressional maps

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Dear Members of the North Carolina State House and State Senate: We, the people of Coastal Southeastern North Carolina, are dismayed and disappointed by the newly proposed Congressional district maps, Rucho-Lewis 2A. Full story...
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Bird Islands a natural treasure off our coast

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video Southeastern North Carolina is full of natural beauty and wildlife. Some of it happened by accident. The Bird Islands in the Lower Cape Fear River began as dredge drop-offs. Now thousands of birds from more than 10 species call the islands home. Full story...
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Catlin plans run for state House

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New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin says he will run for the state House of Representatives. Catlin says he will make an official announcement after the legislature finishes drawing new lines for House districts, but he says he does plan to run in the newly drawn House District 20. Full story...
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Congressional map for NC approved by Senate panel

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Congressional district boundaries that would help Republican candidates win more seats in the next decade have been approved by a state legislative committee. Full story...
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