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Memorial Day weekend weather doesn't stop beach visitors

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video Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer in Southeastern North Carolina, and with it comes and annual wave of tourists. But did the cooler than usual temperatures freeze out the summer fun? Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach works on plan to enforce smoking ban on beach

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video Last fall Wrightsville Beach became the first non-smoking beach in North Carolina. Now town leaders are deciding how to enforce the ban. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Beach homeowner insurance going up almost 20%

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video Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin signed a settlement agreement today with homeowners insurance companies allowing an overall statewide average rate increase of 7 percent on July 1. The rate for the Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender county beaches though is going up almost 20 percent. Full story...
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Parking fees could be on rise again in Wrightsville Beach

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videoDespite already having the highest rate around, the Wrightsville Beach Board of Alderman is considering another increase in parking fees. Full story...
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Beach parking in Oak Island might soon cost money

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videoOak Island Town Manager Steve Foster knew it was a hot-button issue when he proposed the town look into charging for parking. There is a perception it would steer visitors away from the island or impact residents negatively. Full story...
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Cape Fear coast in Obama administration's offshore energy plans

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video Two areas off the Cape Fear coast are part of the Obama administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy development. Full story...
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Beach business strong this year

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video While we still get to enjoy another three weeks of summer, the Labor Day weekend marks an unofficial turning point here in our beach towns. Local business say they caught a wave of cash this year. Full story...
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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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