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UPDATE: Lightning possibly to blame for Figure 8 fire

Fire crews put out flames at a home on Figure Eight Island overnight.

Man’s body found floating in ICW near Figure Eight

Deputies are working to identify a man who was found dead and floating near Figure Eight Island this morning.

Man identified in Figure 8 drowning

Deputies say the man who was pulled from the waters at Figure Eight Island died from a presumed drowning.

Death investigation ongoing at Figure 8 Island

The New Hanover County Sheriffs Office says they are conducting a death investigation at Figure 8 island.

Officials meet to discuss terminal groin proposal by Figure 8 Island

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.

Surfer bitten by shark near Figure Eight Island

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.

Environmentalists, homeowners against terminal groin that would wash away Rich Inlet

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.

More details on Figure 8 drowning

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.

Drowning victim under influence of alcohol and cocaine

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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Sunset Beach councilwoman resigns during meeting over ‘lack of transparency’ and ‘skewed ethics’

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Video captures dozens of sharks feeding below Surf City pier

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NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher adding new otters to exhibit

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will soon expand its otter exhibit.