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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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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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