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ONLY ON 3: Future funding for New Hanover Co. beach renourishment in question

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video Commissioners are at a point where funding beach renourishment could soon be put on the shoulders of the county. Also, it seems the Wilmington Convention Center is making it even more difficult to protect the county's beaches. Full story...
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Perdue green lights watered-down sea-level bill

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Gov. Bev Perdue has decided not to veto a bill that places a moratorium on using a state-sponsored science panel's recommendation to plan for rising sea levels. The bill becomes law as a result of her inaction. Full story...
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Alligator shows up on Holden Beach

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A 10-foot alligator has been relocated after it showed up on Holden Beach. Full story...
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County leaders talk sand, bans with Carolina Beach & Kure Beach

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video Leaders from both Kure Beach and Carolina Beach met this morning with New Hanover County Commissioners. The purpose of the special meeting was to discuss issues important to all communities, from dredging to smoking on the beach. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: OIB first responders not sure what bit boy in water

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video Another scare this morning in Brunswick County, as emergency workers responded to an apparent animal bite in the water off the 100 block of West 1st Street in Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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Viral shark video has people wondering if it's safe to go into the water

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video It's the video gone viral that's amazing to some but scary for others. The fishing video taken just across the border in South Carolina shows a large bull shark suprisingly grabbing a fish off a line in the Intracoastal Waterway in Cherry Grove. That has many asking if sharks that big are in the Intracoastal Waterway here as well. Full story...
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Beach rentals sold out for 4th for first time since 2007

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video The 4th of July is just days away, and the rental home business is heating up to a level it hasn't hit in years in our area. One real estate company that deals with homes all over New Hanover County is all rented out for the 4th. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wrightsville Beach laws face a line in the sand

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video With a smoking ban under consideration at Wrightsville Beach, many people wonder if the town could even enforce such an ordinance. So what is legal? What's not? And where? At Wrightsville Beach the line in the sand is drawn at high tide. It's called the 1939 Line, which defines town property from the dunes to the high water mark. Full story...
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WB aldermen vote to put smoking ban on November ballot

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video Wrightsville Beach is one step closer to enforcing a smoking ban. During a special meeting Thursday, the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to put the ban to a public vote. Full story...
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With delay in sunscreen regulations, expert offers advice for sun lovers

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video Last year the FDA made new rules for sunscreen makers. But an extension on compliance means many sunscreens still boast protections that may not be enough. We checked with a dermatologist to find out what you should be looking for before soaking in some rays. Full story...
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Threat of storm not dampening Memorial Day at the beach

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video Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and many people are excited to spend the long weekend outside, but those outdoor activities may have to wait. Full story...
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Beach business booming earlier than usual

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video Warmer weather earlier in the season means more people are already making their way to the beach. That's boosting business and morale. Full story...
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Your day at the beach could lead to a night in the bathroom

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video Add another thing to worry about when you head out to the beach. No, it's not the sun. It's the sand. A new study from the EPA suggests that playing in beach sand could lead to some unwanted symptoms, like diarrhea and vomiting. Full story...
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Tornado hits Carolina Beach, mixed reaction from residents

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video On a day where multiple waterspouts were seen offshore, one touched land Thursday at Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cleanup attempts to make sand "barefoot friendly"

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Volunteers from the community hit Wrightsville Beach Saturday morning for the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project. Full story...
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