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Abandoned Southport home burns to ground

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video In Southport, a fire at a building backed up traffic for a half a mile on Long Beach Road Thursday night. Full story...
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NC ports asked to give land for park

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videoThe board of directors of the North Carolina State Ports Authority will review a proposal to turn over land to the state that was originally slated for a new container port near Southport. Full story...
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Rain putting damper on beach vacations

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videoThe rain continues to pour, and tourists are not happy about it getting in the way of their 4th of July vacations. Full story...
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Southport's first black police chief remembered, laid to rest

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videoSouthport's first black police chief died in his sleep Monday. Southport's first black police chief, George McCracken, 72, died in his sleep Monday. His funeral will be held today at Southport Baptist Church on Howe Street at 2 p.m. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry takes part in security drill

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videoYou may notice something out of the ordinary today on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. The NC Department of Transportation Ferry Division says it is taking part in security exercise drills today involving the ferry terminals and vessels on the route. Full story...
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Bridge work to cause detour in Southport starting Sunday night

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Weather permitting, the NC Department of Transportation plans to close a section of NC 211 in Southport Sunday for preservation work on the bridge over the Duke Energy Progress Discharge Canal near the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. Full story...
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Southport chief says officer won't park in apartment's handicap spot

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Southport's police chief says there's a reason one of his officers was parking in a handicapped spot at an apartment complex. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Brunswick Inn

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video This building was started in 1800 and it was a Governor’s summer home. Now it is the home of Jim and Judy Clary and the home for their business, the Brunswick Inn. Full story...
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Ship could face fine for wave that hit ferry

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A ship blamed for causing a wave that crashed over the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry earlier this week could face a fine, a Coast Guard spokesman said. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Old Brunswick County Jail

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videoThis old building in Southport was where Brunswick County housed its inmates for nearly 70 years. Today, you can take a look inside. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. man ready to test homemade plane

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videoA Brunswick County man will take to the skies this weekend in a plane he built himself. We first introduced you to Norman Lewis last summer as he started his project. Now his plane is finished and ready for take off. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: NRC hosts open house to discuss Brunswick Nuclear Plant

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials have scheduled an open house for April 24 to discuss the agency’s assessment of safety performance during 2012 for the Brunswick nuclear power plant. The plant, operated by Duke Energy, is near Southport. Full story...
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Southport, the Ultimate Fishing Town?

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Could Southport soon be named the Ultimate Fishing Town? If they win, the Brunswick County town would receive $25,000. But they've got some stiff competition. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry goes to summer schedule for Easter

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video The summer schedule will start a little earlier than planned on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. Full story...
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Southport marina drowning ruled suicide

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video Two boaters found a man dead, floating in the water around 10 a.m. at the Southport marina. Shuford Martin, 56, was seen an hour earlier on his wheelchair near the boat ramp. Southport Police have ruled the death a suicide. Full story...
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