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The first two weeks of October have, if nothing else, been hot, and also humid, something most local anglers this time of year don't really want to see or want to endure. The upcoming weekend doesn't look to provide much relief, although a cold front is scheduled to arrive late Friday, adjusting temperatures just a tad for the better.

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Keep It Reel from Southport took home first place at the 39th annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament over the weekend. Angler Marc Treurniet reeled in a 49.75-pound king mackerel to take the title and a $25,000 prize, Casey Forester and the Nautley Crew of Mooresville took second with a 43.85-pound catch, while Tony Morgan and Salt Therapy from Oak Island were third with a 41.85-pounder.

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A woman in the N.C. coastal city of Southport had a frightening encounter with an alligator in her garage this week. The woman told Brunswick County sheriff's deputies she was so startled at first that “honestly, I didn't know who to call,” according to a sheriff's office Facebook post.

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The Hanjin Baltimore was due to dock at the Port of Wilmington in a few hours, but Paul Cozza couldn't wait. The executive director of the North Carolina State Ports Authority was part of a contingent that headed to Southport on July 5, 2016, to catch the first glimpse of the giant cargo ship as it started the 26-mile journey up the Cape Fear River.

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The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries' Artificial Reef Program, in partnership with the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association, recently sank a barge and more than 1,600 tons of concrete pipe on Artificial Reef-430. The new material will enhance fishing opportunities for anglers from Oak Island, Southport, and Ocean Isle who target nearshore species such as flounder, Spanish mackerel and king mackerel.

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The Brunswick County Airport Commission recommends all Aircraft Owners to move their aircrafts out of the Cape Fear Regional Airport in Southport while they can. Airport Director Howie Franklin said owners should move their plans now while the weather is still nice or they may not be able to if they wait.

SOURCE: Topix.com

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