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Coast Guard warns of shallow water in NC inlet

The Coast Guard is warning boaters of shallow water in an inlet southwest of Wilmington.

Holden Beach back open after Irene

Holden Beach has very little damage caused by Irene. The beach strand suffered, but the dune system overall is in good shape. Some roof shingles and some vinyl siding has been blown off a few homes. Otherwise, there is no serious damage.

Holden Beach declares mandatory evacuation

videoHolden Beach has declared a mandatory evacuation. Everyone needs to be off the island by 6 p.m. today, according to a news release from Mayor Alan Holden. The bridge is subject to being closed sooner if winds are sustained at 45 mph or higher.

Boy bitten by a shark at Holden Beach

A 10-year-old boy was bitten by at shark in the water at Holden Beach Wednesday afternoon.

Water Quality Swimming Alert lifted for ocean-side site in Brunswick County

The state Division of Environmental Health today lifted a water quality swimming alert at an ocean-side site in Brunswick County. The alert affected waters at the public beach access located at the east end of Holden Beach.

Water Quality Swimming Alert issued for site at Holden Beach

The alert affects waters at the public beach access located at the east end of Holden Beach. Samples collected yesterday show test results of 111 enterococci per 100 milliliters of water, which exceeds the state and federal single-sample standard of 104 enterococci per 100 milliliters for Tier 1 high usage sites. Swimming areas are classified based on recreational use and are referred to as tiers.

Rare leatherback turtles hatch at Holden Beach

videoIt's been about 40 years since someone spotted a leatherback turtle in Holden Beach. Last night, Holden Beach visitors witnessed 54 baby leatherbacks hatch and make their journey to the sea.

FIRST ON 3: Record number of false turtle crawls reported at Holden Beach

videoThere have been a record number of false crawls by sea turtles this season which prevents them from safely laying their nests.

FIRST ON 3: Several people hurt after Holden Beach deck collapse

video Brunswick County dispatch says crews are responding to a deck collapse in Holden Beach. Town Manager David Hewett says there is no official count yet, but it looks like about seven people are hurt.

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