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Beach businesses hoping for big weekend despite storm threat

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videoBy all indications, it's been a good tourist season along the Cape Fear Coast. Beach businesses hope this last big weekend of summer will not be a wash out thanks to Earl and Fiona Full story...
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Surf City allows alcohol on beach

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videoA change to a Surf City town ordinance has many beach visitors tipping their cups and drinking alcohol on the sand without worrying about getting in trouble. The changes have people split. Full story...
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Area beaches on national list

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An annual beach quality report includes four beaches in our area. The National Resources Defense Council gives three stars to Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach. Full story...
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Ocean water at Myrtle Beach is dirtiest in SC

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The Charlotte Observer reports that while South Carolina ranks eighth in the nation in terms of beach water quality, but Horry County beach water is the dirtiest in the state. Full story...
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Rip currents could be problem this weekend

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If you plan on going to the beach this Memorial Day weekend, watch out for rip currents. There is a high risk of rip currents for New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick County beaches. Full story...
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Offshore drilling could cause headaches

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video It's something you don't see now, but you could in the future: oil tankers going back and forth along the beach. President Obama lifted a ban on offshore drilling along the eastern seaboard. Full story...
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$24.5 Million for Southeastern NC Beaches, Inlets, Intracoastal Waterway, and Wilmington Port

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US Congressman Mike McIntyre announced today that $24,543,000 in federal funds have been secured for the Southeastern North Carolina beaches and inlets, the Intracoastal waterway, and the Wilmington Port. Full story...
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Out-of-towners enjoy the beach for first day of summer

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videoBring on the lazy days of summer. The season has officially begun. With temperatures soaring into the 90’s all weekend, it was easy to tell. WWAY's Margo Gray talked with folks who found the best place to cool off. Full story...
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Remembering the importance of sunscreen

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videoLiving at the coast, most of us know the joys of being outside in the sunshine. But we don't always remember how important it is to slather on the sunscreen. Full story...
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Lawmakers want structures to keep shoreline sand from washing away

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State lawmakers said coastal regulators should allow waterfront communities to build permanent structures to keep shoreline sand from washing away. Full story...
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Ocean Isle Beach bans cabanas

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A popular way to bask in the shade has been banned in ocean isle beach. The town's five commissioners voted unanimously to ban cabanas from the seven-mile strand of beach. Full story...
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Man drowns at Ocean Isle Beach

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For the second time in a week a local beach has had to deal with one of its patrons drowning. Full story...
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NC beach named America's best

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For the first time, a North Carolina beach has taken the number one spot on America's Best Beaches List. Full story...
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A silent danger for swimmers at Carolina Beach

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Thousands of vacationers have hit the beach, but there is something lurking underwater you should be aware of before jumping into the ocean. Carolina Beach lifeguards rescued about fifty people from the ocean Memorial Day weekend. Full story...
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Eleven North Topsail Beach homeowners taking Town to court

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North Topsail Beach homeowners say they say they were ousted from their homes by a hurricane, and kept out by the town. Full story...
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