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Nicholas Sparks movie 'Safe Haven' starts shooting in Wilmington

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Shooting is underway in Wilmington on Nicholas Sparks's book-turned-movie "Safe Haven." A publicist says Brookwood Avenue off Market Street will serve as Boston in the movie. Full story...
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Southport, Wrightsville Beach get state pedestrian project grants

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Southport and Wrightsville Beach are among 13 municipalities across the state that will get help with bicycle and pedestrian planning, thanks to $390,000 in grants awarded this month by the NC Department of Transportation. Full story...
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House gives final approval to anti-annexation bills

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The state House of Representatives has given final approval to two bills blocking forced annexation in North Carolina. Full story...
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Anti-annexation bills clear another hurdle in Raleigh

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video Forced annexation may soon be dead in North Carolina. The state House of Representatives voted today to move forward with two bills that would give residents a voice in the decision. Full story...
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Annexation bills pass final Senate votes

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Two bills aimed at stopping forced annexation in North Carolina cleared another hurdle tonight in Raleigh. The Senate passed both bills on their third reading. The bills now head back to the House of Representatives for final approval. Full story...
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'Save the Cape' wants to stop more state funded port studies

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A group opposed to a new seaport in Brunswick County is pushing to have language inserted into the state budget to prohibit any additional state spending toward that end. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry begins spring schedule Sunday

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The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division announces that it will begin running its normal spring/summer schedule at the Southport-Fort Fisher route Sunday. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Maritime Museum's periscope provides whole new view

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Visitors to the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Southport can now see things in a whole new way. The museum installed a periscope through its roof this morning. Full story...
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New method to stop forced annexation blocked

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video The fight over forced annexation in North Carolina continues, after a judge struck down a law giving property owners a voice in the process. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry to run abbreviated schedule Tuesday, Wednesday

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The Southport-Fort Fisher will run on an abbreviated schedule Tuesday and Wednesday for ramp maintenance. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Plant learning from Fukushima, dealing with own problems

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After the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan last year, Progress Energy is trying to make sure nothing like that ever happens here. But with incidents involving both reactors at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant recently, we wanted to know how Progress Energy is addressing its own issues. Full story...
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Names released in fatal car accident, friends react to death

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video The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a car accident involving a Southport police officer that left one person dead. Full story...
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State considering port in Southport, Leland

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The State of North Carolina is still looking at Brunswick County as the potential home for a new deepwater port. Full story...
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New Greenpeace 'Rainbow Warrior' flagship coming to Southport

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On February 11th the new Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior flagship will arrive in Southport. The custom built vessel has recently arrived from Europe and is one of the most advanced sailing ships in the world. Full story...
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DOT presents potential ferry rate increases

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Cape Fear residents had their voices heard Tuesday night on proposed rate hikes on the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry. Full story...
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