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Wrightsville Beach Inshore Fishing Challenge reels in crowd

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video The tournament kicked off early Saturday morning with a total of 70 boats participating in hopes one of them would claim the top prize. Full story...
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NC agencies to launch summer lifesaving campaign

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videoThree North Carolina agencies are joining together in a campaign to keep people safe this summer. The Highway Patrol, the Wildlife Resources Commission and the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division are announcing an effort on Monday that will focus on roadways and the water. Full story...
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Two men injured when Morehead City boat explodes

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North Carolina officials are investigating after a boat exploded in a marina, forcing two men to a hospital. Full story...
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UPDATE: Coast Guard rescues five from sailboat off Bald Head Island

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The Coast Guard successfully rescued five people Friday from a disabled sailboat about 30 miles southeast of Bald Head Island. Full story...
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Owner blames logs in river for sinking his boat, business

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videoA boat docked in the Cape Fear River sank last night...And is still there today. Crews spent hours this afternoon trying to salvage the boat named Sea Star. Full story...
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State, feds reach long-term dredging agreement

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videoState and federal officials have finalized an agreement to again allow dredging in North Carolina's coastal waters so fishing and transportation vessels can more easily move through shallow inlets and channels. Full story...
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Coast Guard can't remove platform in river, but victim's husband plans to light it

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video The Coast Guard says it cannot remove, mark or light an old quarantine platform in the Cape Fear River near Southport where a woman died in a boat accident last year. But the woman's husband says that won't keep him from doing something about it. Full story...
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Carolina Beach welcomes a new tradition

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videoTeams of twenty paddled 45-foot long canoes this weekend in the Carolina Beach Yacht Basin for the first Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival. Full story...
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Check out luxury yachts Saturday while helping Children's Museum

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This 3rd annual event is a waterside rendezvous that gives over 300 guests the opportunity to explore 15 local and regional yachts ranging from 40 to 68 feet in length. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Passengers aboard overturned boat off Carolina Beach found

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videoAt 4:00 pm, radio traffic reported the boat had been spotted about 10 miles off shore. The boat may have still been running. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol releases Labor Day crackdown numbers

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videoHighway Patrol releases "On the Road, On the Water, Don't Drink & Drive" campaign totals for Labor Day holiday. Full story...
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Man charged in July 4 boat crash that killed girlfriend

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videoA grand jury has indicted a man accused of a July 4 boating accident that killed his longtime girlfriend on the Northeast Cape Fear River. Full story...
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McIntyre asks Coast Guard to help remove platform in Cape Fear River

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videoRep. Mike McIntyre has joined a Wilmington man's fight to get rid of an old concrete platform near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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Wilmington man honors wife one year after death in boating accident

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video Ed and Barbara Pierce and two friends were sailing after dark when they hit a concrete platform, killing Barbara. Now, Ed has made it his mission to get the platform marked or destroyed. Full story...
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Coast Guard investigating after barge hits pier in ICW

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videoThe Coast Guard is investigating after a barge hit a pier in the Intracoastal Waterway near Mason Inlet. The Coast Guard says it got a call from a crewmember aboard the tug Betty Jo at about 3:45 a.m. reporting the boat had run aground and hit a private pier as it passed through Mason Inlet. Full story...
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