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Southport police chief apologizes after employee arrested

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video Southport's police chief is speaking out after one of his employees was arrested over the weekend. Last week the Brunswick County Sheriffs Office received a complaint about Anthony Buntyn, a clerk for the Southport Police Department. Saturday deputies arrested Buntyn and charged him with disseminating obscenity and impersonating a police officer. Full story...
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Southport Police Department employee arrested

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An employee of the Southport Police Department was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly impersonating an officer. Full story...
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Former Southport manager to fill job temporarily

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The Southport Board of Aldermen hired Robert S. Gandy last night to serve as interim city manager. This is Gandy's second go-around as manager. Full story...
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'Unusual event' reported at Brunswick Nuclear Plant

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Progress Energy says operators declared an "unusual event" at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport today. The power company says it was caused by a freon release from an HVAC chiller on the plant's unit 2 turbine building roof. Full story...
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Southport aldermen discuss open city manager position

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videoThe Southport Board of Aldermen held a special session Wednesday night to discuss potential replacements for City Manager Pat Thomas, and it appears they have already swung and missed on one candidate. Full story...
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NCDOT to hold public hearings on proposed ferry toll rates

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The NC Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings about proposed toll changes on its ferry routes, including the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Southport manager's resignation letter suggests mayor & aldermen micro-managed city

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video In the letter, Thomas says his expectations running Southport in a council/manager type government don't match up with Mayor Robert Howard's vision and the board. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Southport city manager resigns

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videoThe city manager of Southport took the Board of Aldermen by surprise today when he resigned. Pat Thomas notified the board and the mayor by writing a letter. Full story...
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Southport looks at rules for movie production

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videoThe City of Southport is enjoying its movie success. Southport Aldermen want make sure they have rules in place to manage the movies. Full story...
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Southport men honored for saving a life

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video At tonight's Board of Aldermen meeting in Southport, two young men were honored for their quick response to save a man's life. Full story...
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Explore with George: 'Safe Haven' premiers, Southport residents excited

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video It's the moment many folks in Southport have been waiting for, today's the day Safe Haven finally hits screens nationwide. WWAY's George Elliott went down to the Southport Community Center to have a part in the party. Full story...
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Cape Fear Chordsmen deliver songs of love

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videoThe Cape Fear Chordsmen are spreading the love on Valentine's Day, surprising some special people with love songs. Full story...
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'Safe Haven' debuts to packed house in Southport

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Southport has had its fair share of movies shot within its city limits, but tonight residents of the area were treated to a special viewing of what could be its biggest blockbuster yet. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Southport Alderman reconsider city's film policies

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video As Southport gets set for its starring role in "Safe Haven," city leaders are reconsidering how to handle any future movie shoots. The debate comes after some residents were not happy with some of the impacts of "Safe Haven" shooting around town last summer. Full story...
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Southport businesses cash in on 'Safe Haven'

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Southport is attracting fans from all over thanks to the movie "Safe Haven." The movie was filmed in and around Southport last summer, and even hand-picked a few local stores for several scenes. Many of these stores have been cashing in on the movie which does not even hit the big screen until Valentine's Day. Full story...
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