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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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Fire contained at Archer Daniels Midland plant in Southport

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At about 11:30 a.m., employees at ADM noticed smoke near the yeast drying system of the facility's CitriStim animal feed ingredient production area. The fire suppression system was activated, and the production area was evacuated. Full story...
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NC study looks at pros, cons of shipping industry

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A wide-ranging study of the maritime business in North Carolina will examine how shipping goods by sea can create more jobs and encourage economic development. Full story...
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Southport trying to figure out why power bills have surged

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video Some Southport residents say their recent power bills have been as high as $800 a month. The city says it is trying to figure out what could be making bills skyrocket and how to fix the problem. Full story...
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Thornton out as Southport city manager

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video Southport needs a new city manager. Mayor Robert Howard confirmed Alan Thornton quit his job during last night's Board of Aldermen meeting. Full story...
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Southport sign rules up for debate tonight

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The debate about what can go on sidewalks in front of business continues tonight in Southport. The city's planning board has a public meeting tonight about the rules. Full story...
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