Fort Fisher Aquarium Director explains factors that may have caused the increased number of sharks bites in North Carolina during 2015.  (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY)
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Several factors to blame for record shark attacks in 2015

Fort Fisher Aquarium Director explains factors that may have caused the increased number of sharks bites in North Carolina during 2015.
(Photo: Taylor Yakowenko/WWAY)
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Beach access signs get facelift

In Carolina Beach, the beach accesses are getting a bit of a face lift. The town has already started putting up new access signs and will continue until all the accesses match.
Freeman Park annual passes will go on sale starting in December. (PC: Helen Holt/WWAY)
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Freeman Park annual passes go on sale December 1

The 2016 Freeman Park annual permits will go on sale December 1 for a discounted price.
Beach accesses damaged by heavy rain and high tides. (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY)
4 months ago
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Crews repairing damaged Surf City beach accesses

Surf city town leaders are rebuilding some of the public beach accesses damaged from heavy rain and high tides.
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Freeman Park cleaner and less crowded this summer

Thursday night the Freeman Park Committee held its last meeting of the season to get an update on how things went with the new rules and higher rates.
High tides delay sandbag construction in North Topsail beach. (Courtesy: Cm Wiford)
5 months ago
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High tides delay sandbag construction

High tides are delaying some sand bag construction in North Topsail Beach.
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6 months ago
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High rip current risk in Southeastern NC, northeastern SC

The National Weather Service is warning of a high risk of rip currents in northeastern South Carolina into southeastern North Carolina.
Shark sighting clears water temporarily in Surf City.
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Surf City shark sighting clears water temporarily

Hundreds of folks stood by the shoreline around noon after an apparent shark swam around some surfers.
Parking meters in beach towns bring in thousands for some towns and millions for others. So why the discrepancy? Where does that money go? WWAY breaks down the numbers.
7 months ago
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WWAY INVESTIGATION: How much money do beach town parking meters really bring in?

From $375,000 to $2.6 million, that's how much some of our beach towns bring in from parking fees each year. But not all of that money, or in some cases even half of that money, is available to the town.
Volunteers from the Wilmington Cape Fear Rotary Club and staff from the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher install rescue tubes along the beach in Fort Fisher. (Photo: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher)
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Donation aims to make beach safer at Fort Fisher

Beach visitors have a new tool to help them save a life when lifeguards aren't around at Fort Fisher.