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Man drowns after getting caught in rip current with son

videoThe holiday weekend got off to a deadly start after a man drowned in the waters off Ocean Isle Beach this morning.

PA trooper critically injured when deer hits motorcycle in OIB

videoA Pennsylvania state trooper is in critical condition at a Wilmington hospital after he was hit by a deer while riding a motorcycle in Brunswick County, police say.

Brunswick Co. deputies look for truck wanted in trailer thefts

Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies need help identifying the owner or driver of the truck wanted in connection to the April 11 theft of a utility trailer from the town of Ocean Isle Beach and other thefts in the south end of the county.

HAPPENING TODAY: McIntyre to visit area beaches, talk renourishment

Congressman Mike McIntyre will visit several area beach communities Thursday to talk renourishment.

FIRST ON 3: Parasailing captain pleads guilty in 2009 accident

video At approximately 1:40 p.m., Povazan directed the deckhand to use a parachute labeled for maximum wind speeds of 12 mph. The deckhand placed the two victims into the parasailing equipment and pushed them off of the vessel.

Thousands flock to NC Oyster Festival

video With the opening of commercial oyster season on October 15, what better way to celebrate than by heading over to the North Carolina Oyster Festival?

This Day in NC History: Hurricane Hazel makes landfall

On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel made landfall at Long Beach. The storm’s arrival in North Carolina occurred on a full moon high tide, maximizing impact of the storm surge on the barrier beaches of Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle, Holden Beach, Long Beach, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island.

UPDATE: Woman missing since June returns home

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says Tamara Smith Hare's family says she has returned home and is safe.

Insurance company ordered to pay in ’09 OIB parasailing deaths

A time line to complete a $100,000 insurance payment was set Thursday in the case of a 2009 parasailing accident that left two women dead in Ocean Isle Beach.

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