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2 months ago
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Topsail Beach could tighten the leash on beach rules

"I'd hate to see that," Gervase said. "I really would, but I look at other towns that have done that and I can't help but think maybe they've gone along the same path and they're just a couple years ahead of us."
heat advisory
3 months ago
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More dangerous heat in central, eastern North Carolina

It will be dangerously hot again over much of central and eastern North Carolina.
Tips from lifeguards at Carolina Beach.
3 months ago
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Lifeguards share tips to keep you safe during Rip Current Awareness Week

This week is Rip Current Awareness Week, and as the weather gets warmer, more and more people are heading to the beach. But it's important to keep safety in mind while you are out having fun in the sun.
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3 months ago
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Summer unofficially kicks off on Pleasure Island

This weekend marks the unofficial start of Summer 2015 and that means everyone is heading out to the beach. The summer is the biggest time of year for beach businesses.
Legion Stadium Pool
4 months ago
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Wilmington city pools open this weekend

Wilmington's city pools open this weekend in time for the unofficial start to summer.
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4 months ago
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Gas prices still look low for summer even after spring surge

Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years.
Profits melted by Mother Nature
1 year ago
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Profits melted by Mother Nature

This summer has been a bit of a mixed bag for business at area beaches. What Michael Velez says, he says with a smile. He said running Carolina Beach Creamery has been a dream come true, of sorts. But, a bit of a letdown too.
ONLY ON 3: Kids all smiles at ‘Learn More than the Year Before’ event
1 year ago
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ONLY ON 3: Kids all smiles at ‘Learn More than the Year Before’ event

It was the last day of school in New Hanover County, and kids are ready to get out of the classroom and into summer vacation. But one Wilmington man is making sure they don't forget everything they've learned when they head home.
Sunset Beach death raises safety questions
1 year ago
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Sunset Beach death raises safety questions

It's a question that comes up this time of year. How safe are our beaches? After several drownings at Brunswick County beaches in 2013, lifeguards became a hot topic. But, the town never implemented them.
Wilmington city pools open Saturday, Memorial Day
1 year ago
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Wilmington city pools open Saturday, Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend means it's time to make a splash. Wilmington's city pools and the Northside Splash Pad are opening up so you can cool off.