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Autopsy: Man found in car off Figure 8 drowned

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.

UPDATE: Missing New Hanover County man found dead

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

Shark bites surfer off Figure Eight Island

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.

House fire at Figure 8 causes $1 million in damage

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.

Update on weekend boating accident

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.

One dead after boat capsizes

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.

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Man arrested, charged in downtown Wilmington multi-car pileup

Wilmington Police have arrested and charged Thaddeus Hakeem Boney, 30, of Wilmington in a multi-car crash that happened in downtown Wilmington on October 8.

EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic ‘forever chemicals’

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Woman facing attempted arson charges in incident at Smithfield Foods in Bladen County

A Lumberton woman is facing several charges stemming from an incident at the Smithfield Foods plant in Tar Heel. According to the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, Latasha Rena Bittle, 26, allegedly threw a plastic jug with accelerants onto a break area canopy on October 12.