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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Dirt pile blocking neighbors' trash collection

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video Taking out the trash has turned troublesome for some Southport residents. Waste Industries can no longer drive down their road, and it's all because of one person. Full story...
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Progress Energy says tritium leak is fixed at Brunswick Nuclear Plant

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video Progress Energy Inc. is watching monitoring wells at its Brunswick Nuclear Plant after finding a leak that caused elevated levels of a radioactive isotope in groundwater. Full story...
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STATE PORT PILOT: Dosher asked to pay $1 million power bill

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video The City of Southport is seeking more than $1 million from Dosher Memorial Hospital for electricity used but not paid for since fiscal year 2004, due to an error in billing discovered from internal audits of the city’s utility accounts, the State Port Pilot reports. Full story...
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Easley's hometown reacts to plea deal

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video Though Mike Easley is considered a hometown boy in Southport, many residents feel they got no hometown support from him. Easley has been under state and federal investigation for two years, but many in Southport say they have known there was something a little fishy about him for a long time. Full story...
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Dosher sponsors drug disposal event

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Throwing medications down the drain or the toilet can pollute the water supply. And with prescriptions now the drug of choice for many teens, leaving old meds at home can be a bad idea. Full story...
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Southport delays sidewalk clearing to work on new rules

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A 45-day moratorium on sidewalk clearing will give the Board of Aldermen more time to figure out how city code could be rewritten to let businesses keep some items like benches, tables, chairs and flower displays. Full story...
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Ports Authority puts international terminal on hold

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videoThe State Ports Authority is putting a proposed international terminal in Southport on hold. In a statement, the Ports Authority said it, "has heard and respects the concerns voiced by local communities and our elected officials." Full story...
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Southport businesses upset about sidewalk crackdown

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video There's growing concern among Southport business owners. A city ordinance could make sidewalk seating and sidewalk dining a thing of the past, and some business owners aren't happy about that. Full story...
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New citizens take oath in Southport

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July 4. What a day to become a US citizen. In Southport yesterday, 125 people celebrated America's birthday by doing just that. It was the largest group of new citizens ever participate in the Southport ceremony. Full story...
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Southport parade draws crowd

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video Southport had its fair share of visitors today. The parade for the annual North Carolina 4th of July Festival brought people from different parts of the state and country to celebrate America's birthday. Full story...
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Southport cashing in on NC 4th of July Festival

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video Southport is already busy with visitors in town for the holiday weekend. The symbol of our freedom translates to dollar signs for local businesses. Full story...
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Southport changes course on international port plans

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video No port in Southport. That's the stand from the Southport Board of Aldermen. It's a 180-degree turn from how the board felt about the proposed international terminal four years ago. Full story...
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Former Southport mayor testifies to Easley grand jury

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Norman Holden had no comment for reporters as he left the courthouse. The grand jury has been investigating former Gov. Mike Easley. Full story...
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Easley probe includes former Southport Mayor

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A federal subpoena shows investigators want information about a contract Norman Holden had with the Department of Transportation. Full story...
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4th of July Festival gets new look

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The NC 4th of July Festival, held each year in Southport, has a new logo and an updated website for 2010. Full story...
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