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  1. Brunswick Co. man indicted, accused of shining laser at helicopterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WRAL.com

    If convicted, Christopher Lee Funk, 34, could serve up to five years in prison and have to pay a $250,000 fine, prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The Wilmington Star-News reported in May that Funk is accused of shining the beam and blinding the aircraft's pilot while she was trying to land on Oak Island.

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  2. Oak Island man indicted for aiming laser pointer at helicopterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    A federal grand jury has indicted a Brunswick County man on charges of pointing a laser beam at an aircraft in flight. Investigators said Christopher Lee Funk, 34, of Oak Island, knowingly pointed the laser at a helicopter.

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  3. Man indicted for aiming laser pointer at an aircraftRead the original story

    Wednesday | Jacksonville Daily News

    ... is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. The case is being investigated by the Oak Island Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Eric D. Goulian is prosecuting the ...

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  4. Giving it another try, Oak Island petitions for moneyRead the original story

    Monday Oct 20 | StarNewsOnline.com

    ... be the same, however, as commissioners seemed undecided when pressed about whether to fund the town's project. Oak Island Mayor Betty Wallace and Town Manager David Foster do have a bit more ammunition this time, having procured a grant from the ...

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  5. Flood map revision may lower insurance premiums for someRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Topsail Advertiser

    ... structure in both zones is $250,000, and lenders require flood insurance to get a mortgage loan, Peele said. On Oak Island, for instance, the maps have many second-row homes moving out of the riskiest zone, Peele said. He gives credit for the ...

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  6. Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina Named on the List of Best Surf...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | PRWeb

    ... the North Carolina coastal towns year round. Baby Boomers are flocking in droves to Sunset Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island and to Wrightsville Beach homes for golden investments and the beach life. So why not join them and ride the waves into ...

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  7. Massive shark feeding-frenzy caught on cameraRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | GlobalNews

    ... sharks to hit the area in recent weeks. In late September, approximately 50 sharks were found dead on an Oak Island, North Carolina beach, near Cape Lookout. "I've lived in Oak Island for some time and walk the beach regularly and I've seen dead ...

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  8. Churches unite to fight hungerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 10 | Union County Weekly

    ... in Monroe, one of the UBA churches, was introduced to Change This World several years ago at Camp Caswell in Oak Island, North Carolina, and the church now hosts meal packing events at least once a year. Ashley Huneycutt, Hopewell Baptist's minister ...

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  9. Work on Barbee Bridge could affect firefighters' response timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Every day, thousands of people drive across the Barbee Bridge to get to and from Oak Island. Emergency vehicles were using that bridge too, but now, some larger vehicles won't be allowed.

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  10. How the Barbee Bridge work could delay firefighters' response timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Every day, thousands drive across the Barbee Bridge to get to and from Oak Island. Emergency vehicles were using that bridge too, but now, some larger vehicles won't be allowed.Right now, crews are working on the 44-year-old bridge at Oak Island, but as the process goes on, the NCDOT said crews found there's more damage to the bridge than they expected.

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  11. Hook, line and sinkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Lumina News

    ... King Mackerel Tournament where a 53-pound fish won first place. There is plenty of bait along the beaches around Oak Island and Southport, and also plenty of king mackerel just waiting for a straggler. Cobia, which is something not normally seen ...

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  12. Five rescued after boat capsizes near Holden BeachRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Brunswick Beacon

    Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued five people after their boat capsized in the Lockwood Folly Inlet on Saturday morning, Oct. 4. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina officials received notification from a good Samaritan reporting a disabled vessel at anchor within the inlet had capsized, according to a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard Newsroom. Coast Guard officials issued an urgent marine information broadcast and dispatched a crew aboard a 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Oak Island.

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  13. Coast Guard medevacs man from Bald Head IslandRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Jacksonville Daily News

    Bald Head Island paramedics contacted Coast Guard Station Oak Island personnel at approximately 3 a.m. and requested assistance in transferring a patient suffering stomach pains to Deep Point Marina in Southport, North Carolina.

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  14. Nearly 50 Dead Sharks Wash Ashore On North Carolina BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | CBS Local

    ... sharks were found below the tide line, it falls under the jurisdiction of the NC Division of Marine Fisheries. Oak Island Mayor Betty Wallace told WECT that "it is illegal to dump any species of dead fish on the public beach island. The only ...

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  15. 50 dead sharks in Oak Island still leave questions unansweredRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | WBTV

    ... marine life? That's the very same question we asked North Carolina Wildlife Commissioners, the Town manager of Oak Island, and the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, and they couldn't give a direct answer either. "Not having the fish to ...

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  16. Dozens of dead sharks found washed ashore on Oak IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | WBTV

    Michael Boswell, a local resident, was walking on the beach when he spotted "approximately 50 dead sharks" on the sand near Southeast 64th Street in Oak Island. The NC Division of Marine Fisheries is investigating after dozens of dead sharks were found washed ashore on a popular beach strand in Brunswick County on Sunday morning.

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  17. Dozens of dead sharks wash ashore in Oak IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    It was a shocking sight for some residents of Oak Island on the beach yesterday when about 50 sharks were lying by the shore dead, ranging anywhere between 1 to 4 feet in size. It was scene that nobody expect to see when they walk down the beautiful beaches of Oak Island, about 50 dead sharks sprawled across the sand.

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  18. Dozens of dead sharks found on North Carolina beachRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | WTVR Richmond

    Why did dozens of dead sharks wash ashore on a beach in Oak Island, North Carolina over the weekend? The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries is looking into the matter, according to a report on WECT.com . A North Carolina man said he discovered about 50 dead sharks while he walked along the beach Sunday morning.

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  19. Fugitive caught in SouthportRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    The US Marshals Eastern North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested James Bennett Mizell around 9 p.m. in the Sea Pines community in Southport, a task force spokesman says, after getting what the spokesman called "significant assistance" from Oak Island Police. Detectives in Pitt County took out a warrant late last week for Mizell's arrest after they say he attempted an armed robbery in Farmville.

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  20. Warriors ride to healRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | The Georgetown Times

    ... the riders Sept. 19, as they pull into the Holiday Inn Express in Murrells Inlet. The fastest way to get from Oak Island, N.C., to Murrells Inlet is usually not on two wheels - especially not when the power comes from a rider's legs. But about a ...

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