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Paul Guerin, the Toymaker of Southport, is known for his handcrafted wooden toys and spends a lot of time in his workshop in Boiling Spring Lakes. “Well, I was making toys for my daughter when she was young and then when I got grandkids, I started making them,” Guerin explained.

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Someone who played a set of lottery numbers for $1 in Brunswick County won more than half a million dollars Friday night. One lucky ticket, sold at Kopps Quick Stop 2 on George II Highway in Southport, matched all five numbers in the nightly Carolina Cash 5 drawing to win the $535,318 jackpot.

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From 1920 through 1978, the Babies Hospital in New Hanover County was a place for children to regain their health near the ocean. Doctors said ocean breezes provided benefits for many childhood ailments and it was common for them to prescribe daily trips aboard the steamer from Wilmington to Southport to sick children and infants.

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WILMINGTON, North Carolina A challenging schedule of nine tournaments awaits the 2016-17 UNCW women's golf team when the squad returns to campus next month. The schedule features a pair of home tournaments in addition to the Colonial Athletic Association Championship, which will be held for the sixth consecutive year in nearby Southport, N.C. The Seahawks open the season by defending their title at the William & Mary Invitational on Sept.

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According to officials, the Bald Head Island marina, the Deep Point and Indigo Plantation marinas in Southport are the newest facilities to be certified as North Carolina Clean Marinas, a designation given to marinas that exceed minimum regulatory requirements. To earn the certification, the marina's owners prepare spill prevention plans and conduct safety and emergency planning.

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