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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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Boat sinks near Frying Pan Tower

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A 27-foot May-Craft boat called "Designated Diver" began sinking with six passengers on board near Frying Pan Tower Friday. Full story...
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NC Wildlife patrols waters on holiday weekend

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videoNorth Carolina Wildlife, along with Alcohol Law Enforcement and Highway Patrol combed New Hanover County's waters and streets Saturday as part of the "On the Roads, On the Water" campaign. Full story...
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Off-Duty Coast Guard member assists injured boaters

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An off-duty Coast Guard member assisted injured boaters Saturday when their 38-foot boat, the Jimicrackcorn, ran aground in the Snow's Cut waterway near Carolina Beach, N.C. Full story...
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1 dead, 1 hurt after boat collision

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videoOne person is dead and another injured after two boats collided on the Northeast Cape Fear River. Full story...
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NHSO: Increased presence helped at Masonboro Island

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's says an increased law enforcement presence helped deal with the often rowdy crows at Masonboro Island yesterday. Full story...
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More law enforcement to patrol Masonboro Island for holiday weekend

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the state Division of Coastal Management are coordinating an increased law enforcement presence for this year’s Independence Day holiday at the Masonboro Island Reserve in Wilmington. Full story...
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2 injured in boat accident on NE Cape Fear River

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videoTwo people are recovering after a boating accident yesterday on the Northeast Cape Fear River. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission says the couple, who's names have not been released, were heading back toward the Castle Hayne boat access at about 35 mph when they hit a log. Full story...
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Classic and custom boats featured at CFCC's annual Boat Show

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Classic and custom boats of all types will take center stage at Cape Fear Community College on Saturday, April 20. Presented by the Cape Fear Community College boat building programs, the CFCC Boat Show serves as an annual celebration of the craft of boat building and to raise scholarship funds for students in CFCC’s boat building programs. Full story...
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Onslow Co. lawmaker says higher boat fees could pay for dredging

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videoA state senator is suggesting that money from higher boat registration fees should be used to pay for dredging North Carolina's coastal inlets. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues 2 on stranded sailboat off NC

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The Coast Guard has rescued two people on a disabled sailboat off the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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New River Inlet project done

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videoThe Town of North Topsail Beach has successfully completed its New River Inlet Channel Realignment Project. This effort benefits commercial and recreational boaters and the residents of the Town who reside at its north end. Full story...
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Enhancements coming to Sutton Lake boating access

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The boating access area at New Hanover County's Sutton Lake will close temporarily beginning Oct. 29 to receive a facelift. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Captain in parasailing deaths faces federal charges

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The captain of the boat involved in the parasailing death of two women in Ocean Isle Beach faces federal charges. Full story...
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