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Southport hopes Fourth of July Festival boosts economy

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videoFor Southport visitors, the weekend will be all about flags, fireworks, and fun. For business owners, the first week in July is all about the economic boom. Full story...
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Southport gears up for 4th of July

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Fourth of July is still nearly two weeks away, but already, Southport is gearing up for the big event. Artists from the region and beyond will display their work at Franklin Square Gallery for the new summer regional show. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Plant under investigation

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport. Progress Energy, which oversees the plant, confirmed the investigation is looking into the professional conduct of some of the plant's security officers. Full story...
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Maritime Museum at Southport may make move to Fort Johnston

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The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport could have a new home next year. Thursday night, the Southport Board of Alderman voted unanimously to support Fort Johnston as the new home for the museum. Full story...
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Southport Spring Festival blessed with perfect weather Saturday

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Spring may have officially started a few weeks ago, but the city of Southport celebrated the season Saturday with their annual Spring Festival. Full story...
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Ports Authority holds presentation for Southport terminal

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Ports officials contend the additional activity at the Wilmington port demonstrates the need for a new facility in Southport. Thursday, the Ports Authority will hold a presentation on that planned international terminal. Full story...
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Southport police officer finds himself behind bars

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A Southport police officer will serve thirty days behind bars. Officer James Connolly, who has been with the Southport Police since 2002, was subpoenaed for a trial and did not show up. Full story...
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NC Maritime Museum meets Thursday about closing

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Supporters of the NC Maritime Museum at Southport will plead their case to City Aldermen Thursday. Full story...
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A Taste of Southport was a treat for the taste buds

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Folks got quite a treat for their taste buds during A Taste of Southport Sunday. Five Southport restaurants each featured one dish, creating a five course meal for Southport locals. Full story...
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Southport may be losing their maritime museum

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The state has Southport's Maritime Museum on the chopping block for programs to cut, in the midst of a $2 billion budget shortfall. Full story...
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Southport in multiple multi-million dollar disputes

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videoThe city of Southport is facing two battles involving millions of dollars; one with the state and the other with a private sanitation company. Both argue that the city of Southport broke its agreement. Full story...
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Port or no port in Southport?

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videoThe group No Port Southport said the previously approved terminal will not only destroy the environment and residential community in Southport, but also cost tax payers billions of dollars. Full story...
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25th Annual Southport Flotilla makes locals merry

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videoDespite the low temperatures, holiday spirits were up at Southport's Flotilla. From shrimp boats to sailboats, nearly a thousand people gathered to watch. Full story...
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Ferry closing may hurt local businesses

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videoIf you usually get to Southport or Fort Fisher via ferry you are going to need a Plan B. The Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will be closed through the end of January for much needed maintenance. Full story...
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Southport Fire Department needs room for expansion

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The department is getting too big for its small fire station that was built back in the 50's. The fire trucks are squeezed into the garages and there are few rooms for meetings or conferences. Full story...
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