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FIRST ON 3 Update: Pedestrian hurt in golf cart accident involving Southport city manager
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:19pm.

A woman was taken to the hospital this afternoon after Southport Police say City Manager Kerry McDuffie hit her with his golf cart.

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Local governments could face $100 business tax cap
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:36pm.

Legislators at the General Assembly are interested in streamlining how local governments can tax North Carolina businesses in a move that could take away millions of dollars from the state's largest cities. A committee that focuses on tax issues unveiled Wednesday a new version of a bill that would repeal the business privilege license tax municipalities can charge and replace it with a new tax that would be capped at $100 per business location.

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Woman charged with DWI twice in three hours
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:02pm.

videoA Brunswick County woman was arrested for DWI over the weekend twice in just a matter of hours. Both arrests happened early Saturday morning.

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NCDOT sets hearings to discuss proposed ferry toll hikes
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:14pm.

The NCDOT has scheduled four public meetings next month, including one in Southport, to discuss establishing or changing rates for some of the state's ferries.

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Southport native Tommy Harrelson writes book: 'Southport's Art Newton'
Submitted by Randy Aldridge on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 7:38am.

videoSouthport native Tommy Harrelson has written a coffee table book to celebrate the life of artist and photographer Art Newton titled 'Southport's Art Newton'. Newton, also a Southport native, was a prolific artist that featured images of the Southport area and is now found in galleries and museums around the country.

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Southport-Fort Fisher midday ferry runs canceled Tuesday for ramp repairs
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 8:56am.

videoMidday departures on the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route have been canceled for Tuesday in order to make repairs on the ramp and gantry at the Southport Ferry Terminal.

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Security glitch sparks investigation at Brunswick Nuclear Plant
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Fri, 01/10/2014 - 8:41am.

A security scare at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant sparks an investigation into why a barrier leading to its Southport site went up without being activated.

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Southport targets erosion caused by ferry wakes
Submitted by StarNewsOnline.com on Tue, 12/31/2013 - 10:10am.

Southport resident Dora Loflin says it starts with the first ferry of the day at about 6 a.m. with a slapping sound that gradually turns into giant claps.

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BHI FERRY UPDATE: Ship ran aground, 13 passengers hurt
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:45pm.

video A Bald Head Island ferry ran aground near Battery Island this morning, throwing passengers around the boat. The Coast Guard says 53 people were aboard the 64-foot Adventure around 9 a.m. heading from Southport to Bald Head Island. One passenger was flown to the hospital. Twelve others were taken to regional hospitals.

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Christmas spirit takes over Southport
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:37am.

video A visit from Charles Dickens gets everyone in Southport ready for the holidays. He'll be there in spirit, of course, as the streets are transformed into everything Dickens.

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