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Man convicted in 2009 death of Southport woman

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A man has been sentenced in the 2009 murder of a Southport woman. Full story...
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Southport annexation all but dead

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It looks like Southport's plan to annex some area just outside the current city limits will not survive a new state law that gives property owners a voice. Full story...
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Southport business takes stand against bench law

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video With the weather as hot as it has been, a seat in the shade is a good spot to be this summer. But if Southport leaders get their way, benches protected from the sun on one of the city's busiest corners could soon be gone. Full story...
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Swimming advisory lifted near Southport city pier

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The state Division of Marine Fisheries today lifted a water quality swimming advisory for a sound-side swimming area in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Beach Water Quality Swimming Advisory issued for sound-side site in Brunswick County

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An advisory against swimming was posted today at a sound-side site in Brunswick County, where state officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state and Environmental Protection Agency's recreational water quality standards. Full story...
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Missing man's body found

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The body of a man missing since Monday has been found near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office helicopter spotted Hill's body around 10:30 a.m. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man jumped off Southport pier to prove he could swim; Search called off

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video The Southport Chief of Police tells us the man who rescue crews continue to look for in the Cape Fear River jumped off the pier to show that he could swim. His body has not been recovered yet. Full story...
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Local heroes put stitch in National 9/11 Flag

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The flag is currently on a journey across America, where local service heroes and the public will be given the chance to stitch the flag back to its original 13-stripe format. Full story...
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National 9/11 Flag makes way to Southport

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video The national 9/11 flag was severely damaged in the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Due to the efforts of Joan and Dick Stewart of St. James who lost their son on 9/11, the flag is making its only stop in North Carolina in Southport this holiday. Full story...
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More than 150 become US citizens at Naturalization Ceremony

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videoThe week leading up to America's birthday saw more than 24,000 immigrants become United States citizens across the globe. More than 150 candidates took their oath of allegiance Sunday afternoon in Southport. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Holiday fireworks a go around the area this weekend

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video When you think of 4th of July, most likely the first thing that pops in your mind is fireworks. But with dry conditions and wildfires across the area, a lot of people are worried the big fireworks shows across the Cape Fear may be canceled. Full story...
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Southport Police in search of museum thieves caught on video

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video The NC Maritime Museum in Southport was robbed and the thieves are caught on video. Two 30-inch bronze, historic propellers were stolen Monday night around 9:30. Full story...
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Lawmakers OK major rewrite of NC annexation rules

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The biggest change in the law would let property owners block an annexation if 60 percent of them sign a petition of opposition. The town or city would be barred from trying again for three years. Full story...
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Annexation rules changes head to full Senate

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Changes to rules governing forced annexations by North Carolina towns and cities are one step closer to passage after being years in the making. Full story...
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Proposed Southport annexation could leave some homeless

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video The idea of annexation does not go over very well with folks who live just outside Southport. Many say it's unconstitutional, or that they can't afford the extra fees and taxes. However, those who live in the Woodside Trailer Park say they could be left without a place to live. Full story...
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