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Coast Guard

October 22, 2017

We were awakened by the strong smell of smoke. It was nearly 3 a.m., and we thought something very close by was on fire.

October 22, 2017

Over 800 vessels

removed after Irma

MIAMI — The Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF 10) Florida Unified Command continues making progress in its mission to mitigate pollution threats across Florida from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma.

Currently, 858 displaced vessels have been removed…

October 22, 2017

A new scam is targeting boat owners looking to save a little time online, but it’s costing them hundreds of dollars: Websites offering documentation renewal services for a fee.

These websites lure boaters with the appearance and convenience of an official government website, but, just because…

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October 22, 2017

Holland Ricks, director of U.S. Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City's Morale, Well-Being and Recreation program, is proud of his staff. That's why he took time recently to speak about two of his newest additions to the program, Valerie Phillips and Michael Hill.

Phillips joined the MWR staff a little…

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October 08, 2017

Around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, three Coasties were leaving a flu shot event being run by the medical staff at the clinic at U.S. Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City. 

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October 08, 2017

Across the country people are struggling to make sense of the senseless act of violence and the tragic outcome of the Las Vegas mass shooting this week.

October 08, 2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard signed a memorandum of agreement with Virginia State University Wednesday as part of the Coast Guard's Minority-Serving Institutions Partnership Program.

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September 27, 2017

Displaced from their homes by Hurricane Maria, nearly 60 family members of U.S. Coast Guard personnel based in Puerto Rico have found refuge in Elizabeth City.  

They arrived over the weekend and on Sunday were treated to a cookout on base. Assisting in welcoming them to town was Elizabeth…

September 24, 2017

Boating Safety

Course Offered

The premier boating safety course, Boating Skills and Seamanship, will be taught by qualified members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary in the Outer Banks beginning Oct. 4. The ten-session course will be offered on various nights at the Pitts Center in Southern Shores…

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September 24, 2017

Enlisted Person of Quarter

Like most people serving in the military, Fireman Tony Richard doesn't think twice about pushing himself to do a little extra, or even a lot extra, in order to help out his co-workers. His sacrifices have not gone unnoticed—Richard recently received the Elizabeth…

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