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Volunteers create oyster reef in Carolina Beach
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Hundreds of volunteers tackled a big Work on Wilmington project Saturday at Carolina Beach State Park. The goal was to construct an oyster reef in the Cape Fear River. More than 300 GE Hitachi employees moved 1,400 bags of limestone marl and 2,000 bags of oyster shells to get the work Read more... 8 minutes ago
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Smoking materials cause fire at apartment complex
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Fire Department responded to a structure fire early Sunday morning at the Pines of Wilmington. WFD Battalion Chief Randy Burton said when units arrived to the scene, firefighters found a small outside fire that had involved the siding of one apartment. He says the fire was quickly extinguished and they removed smoke from inside Read more... Sun, 04/26/2015 - 11:42am
Surf contest held to raise money for Pleasure Island lifeguards.
Surfing to raise money for Pleasure Island lifeguards
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A little rain didn’t stop this surf contest from happening Saturday. Tony Silvagni Surf School hosted a surf contest on Halmet Avenue in Carolina Beach and contestants were surfing for a life saving cause. 100% of the money raised goes towards the Carolina Beach and Kure Beach lifeguards. Silvagni says the Read more... Sat, 04/25/2015 - 6:32pm
Business expo held at North Brunswick High School Saturday.
Expo connects business owners and community
LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The North Brunswick Business Expo was held Saturday for the community to see what several businesses in the area have to offer in products or services. The expo was presented by North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and offered seminars with topics ranging from energy efficiency & home improvement, hurricane preparedness, to Read more... Sat, 04/25/2015 - 1:08pm
Community rides to honor fallen law enforcement.
Community rides for fallen law enforcement
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — More than 100 people biked for a good cause Saturday morning. Wilmington’s Blue Knights Chapter held their annual motorcycle ride Saturday to support the New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick county law enforcement officers that have been injured or killed in the line of duty. The law enforcement escorted ride started in Read more... Sat, 04/25/2015 - 12:33pm
Fort Anderson adds new gun to the historic site.
Fort adds new gun replica to the site
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Fort Anderson added a new addition to the historic site today. After almost a decade, a replica of a 150-year old cannon is now on display at Fort Anderson. Site Manager Jim McKee has been a part of the project since 2008. “It’s been like Christmas, It’s been like Christmas Read more... Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:04pm
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Coastal town leaders push for lifeguard liability limits
Coastal town leaders want new legislation to employ lifeguards with limited liability. Brunswick County Commissioners have voted to send a resolution to lawmakers asking for new legislation regarding the issue. Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:18pm
About 1,000 poached Venus Flytraps have been returned to the wild.
1,000 Venus Flytraps survive poaching
An endangered species found only in North Carolina survives being poached. Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:08pm