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Boating

Brunswick County sheriff's deputy is suspended after a boating accident

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A Brunswick County sheriff's deputy is suspended after a boating accident over the holiday weekend. It happened while Deputy Charles Murray was off-duty on his personal boat near Holden Beach. Full story...
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Boating under the influence

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videoWhen the heat is on in the summer, a lot of people in this area beat it by spending time on their boat. This weekend, law enforcement will be keeping a close eye on them, to make sure they're practicing safe boating skills. Full story...
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Young boaters targeted in new bill

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A new bill in Raleigh is targeting young boaters. Wednesday, House lawmakers approved a bill that would make people under the age of 26 complete a boating safety course, or pass a boating operation test. Full story...
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Lawsuit filed against Pender County boat ramp purchase

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Pender County's plans to purchase a boat ramp in Hampstead may be on hold. Members of a homeowners association have filed a lawsuit. Full story...
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Boaters may have to pass test

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video Two separate bills, one in the House and one in the Senate would make it mandatory for people behind the wheel of a motor boat to pass the safety test and carry the certification to prove it. Full story...
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Boating Safety

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videoNew boating class will focus on driving safely on the water. Full story...
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Locally Built Boat Known Across the Country

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videoThe Simmons Sea Skiff is a classic type of wooden boat known though out the world. What might not be as widely understood is that it was originally made in Wilmington. Full story...
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One dead after boat capsizes

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Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start to summer. And this summer is officially off to a deadly start after a boat capsized in the water off Figure Eight Island last night. Of the two people who were in the boat, only one was able to swim to shore. It is believed that the 22-foot center console boat capsized around 6 p.m. in Rich Inlet. Full story...
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Charges filed in boating accident

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A Castle Hayne man is charged in last week's Figure Eight Island bridge accident. Alcohol was a factor. Full story...
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Three injured in Figure Eight Island boating accident

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videoThree people were injured when the boat they were in crashed into the Figure Eight Island Bridge. The accident happened around 10 Monday night. One of those people is still in the hospital. The accident involved a 24-foot Hydra-sport boat. A spokesperson for the North Carolina Wildlife Enforcement, who is investigating the case, says the boat belongs to one of the three injured people. Full story...
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Boater's body found in North Carolina coastal river

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The body of a man has been found several days after his unoccupied boat was found last week in a North Carolina coastal river. Full story...
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Right supplies important for boating safety

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We want to help you stay safe on the water and out of trouble with the Coast Guard. Before getting out on the water there may be a few things you need to do. Full story...
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