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Archive for February, 2013

USCG: Closest Navy ship to Bounty 260 miles away

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

BROCK VERGAKIS
Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH, VA (AP) — A Coast Guard official says the nearest Navy ship to the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy was about 260 nautical miles away.

Cmdr. James Mitchell told a federal safety panel on Thursday that all other ships got out of the way of the storm as it approached. The Bounty sailed directly into its path.

Mitchell says that made him realize the Bounty didn’t realize the situation it was getting into.

The panel is examining what led to the sinking of the replica 18th Century sailing ship during the October storm.

One crew member died and the captain was never found after the ship sank about 90 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.

The 14 surviving crew members were rescued by the Coast Guard within hours after the ship rolled over.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Device exploded as FBI probed storage unit

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The explosion about at a storage unit was caused when a robot fired a water cannon at a suspicious device.

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Southport city leaders start search for new manager

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The search has started for a new city manager in Southport.

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Revolutionary war battle to be remembered this weekend

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

This weekend, the staff and volunteers at the National Park Services' Moores Creek Battlefield will observe the brief fight that took place there in February, 1776, a battle that helped lead the colonies away from British rule.

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SBI bomb squad on the scene of storage unit, mandatory evacs issued

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

SBI bomb squad and special agents are on the scene at Carolina Beach Road and Sanders, according to a spokesperson for the NC Department of Justice. A mandatory evacuation for S&P Town Center and Strickland Surplus was issued just before 3:00 Thursday afternoon.

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