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State awards more than $22M to coastal towns for Hurricane Florence recovery

The state Division of Water Resources has awarded $22 Million to 13 coastal towns and counties to help with recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence.

Oak Island, Southport suspends short-term rentals

Moments after the fifth and sixth COVID-19 case were identified in Brunswick County, The Town of Oak Island declared a state of emergency.
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Pet dies in Oak Island house fire

On Sunday night, crews battled a fire in Oak Island that left a pet dead and a home destroyed.
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Oak Island mayor defends racy mermaid mural on house

A newly-elected mayor in one Brunswick County beach town is tired of being at the heart of controversy. Oak Island's Mayor Ken Thomas is speaking out because a mural on the side of his home is making a splash.

Local communities receive grants for beach, waterfront access

The state Division of Coastal Management has awarded nearly $550,000 to four local municipalities to improve public access to coastal beaches and waters.
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WATCH: Santa helpers skydive over Oak Island

Santa is best known for traveling through the sky using his sleigh powered by eight reindeer, but some of his helpers can get around another way -- skydiving!
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Alderman skydives to raise money for toddler with cancer

A Southport Alderman fell from the sky Wednesday to fight for a local boy battling cancer.

Person injured in weekend shooting at Oak Island motel

Police are investigating following a weekend shooting at the Ocean Crest Motel in Oak Island.
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Some Brunswick voters to use new voting system on Nov. 5 election

Some Brunswick County voters heading to the polls on November 5th will be testing a new voting system, but not all county commissioners were on board with that decision. 

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