Figure Eight Island
Officials meet to discuss terminal groin proposal by Figure 8 Island
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 3:39pm.

video The North Carolina Coastal Federation met with the Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday to discuss several concerns. The big topic - the proposed terminal groin at Rich's Inlet by Figure Eight Island.

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Surfer bitten by shark near Figure Eight Island
Submitted by Helen Holt on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:43pm.

video Another surfer was bitten by a shark Tuesday afternoon while surfing off Figure Eight Island. Hunter Anderson says a shark about four to six feet long bit him on his left hand.

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Environmentalists, homeowners against terminal groin that would wash away Rich Inlet
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:31pm.

videoThe fight is on to save rich inlet from disappearing from the north end of Figure Eight Island. Some want a terminal groin, which is a jetty-like structure. But others say that would ruin the inlet's beauty and animal habitats.

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More details on Figure 8 drowning
Submitted by on Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:22pm.

Previously unreported details released during an interview with the lead investigator, R.W. Beasley, on Thursday provides the clearest explanation yet for how Benjamin Williamson died in what authorities ruled an accidental death.

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Drowning victim under influence of alcohol and cocaine
Submitted by on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 7:21am.

A prominent New York City investor who drowned in a car after attending a party on Figure Eight Island earlier this year was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at the time of his death, a state medical examiner concluded in findings released Tuesday.

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Autopsy: Man found in car off Figure 8 drowned
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 3:15pm.

A preliminary autopsy report is in for a New York investor found in a submerged car off Figure 8 Island. The report says Benjamin Robert Williamson died from saltwater drowning.

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UPDATE: Missing New Hanover County man found dead
Submitted by WWAY on Sun, 04/22/2012 - 10:49pm.

New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives have found the body of a man missing from Figure Eight Island.

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Shark bites surfer off Figure Eight Island
Submitted by Hailey Winslow on Mon, 08/09/2010 - 3:54pm.

video A Wilmington man kicks a shark and then gets attacked. Josh Clement, 25, was surfing off Figure Eight Island with some friends Saturday. About 3 p.m., he caught a wave in. As he was jumping back on his board to paddle back out, he accidentally kicked the shark. He says the shark then turned and bit his left foot.

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House fire at Figure 8 causes $1 million in damage
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Mon, 06/28/2010 - 1:50pm.

A security guard notified 911 that a residence at 3 Skimmer Road was on fire. Firefighters from New Hanover County Station 62 arrived and found heavy smoke and flames visible from a three story residence.

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Update on weekend boating accident
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/27/2008 - 4:23pm.

videoA boating accident off Figure Eight Island claimed the life of a Wilmington man. Emergency responders say a large wave capsized the boat in Rich's inlet around 6 p.m.

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