Sharks got too close for comfort for a marathon swimmer in California. (Photo: Nate Napierala/KPIX)
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Great White Shark follows marathon swimmer

A marathon swimming attempt in California had to be canceled this week.
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)
2 months ago
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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.
Oak Island mayor responds to USA Today article about shark attacks
3 months ago
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Oak Island mayor on USA Today editorial: ‘Clearing the water is the key’

The mayor of Oak Island is responding to an editorial in USA Today about the shark attacks Sunday.
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3 months ago
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Shark attack witness: ‘It was surreal’

"There was a rustle-bustle, and everyone crowded around. The girl wobbled out and left the boogie board and the shark just went at the boogie board," a witness said. Dozens of people were on the beach and many of them saw what happened and took pictures. One vacationer was swimming in the water with the teen who got bit.
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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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Coastal town leaders push for lifeguard liability limits

Coastal town leaders want new legislation to employ lifeguards with limited liability. Brunswick County Commissioners have voted to send a resolution to lawmakers asking for new legislation regarding the issue.
CAA domination for UNCW men’s swim team comes to an end on Saturday night
6 months ago
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CAA domination for UNCW men’s swim team comes to an end on Saturday night

The UNCW Seahawk men's swim team finished third on Saturday. The 13-year run as conference champions comes to an end as William & Mary captured its first CAA title in the sport. The UNCW’s women’s team finished sixth as Towson earned its third consecutive conference title.
NC State claims first ACC men’s swimming title since 1992
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NC State claims first ACC men’s swimming title since 1992

Former Laney swimmer Stephen Coetzer helped lead NC State to their 25th ACC title on Saturday, but it was the first ACC title in men's swimming for the Wolfpack in 23 years. Coetzer finished in 5th place in the 200 yard backstroke on Saturday after accumulating points on the other nights of the championship meet as well.
Former Laney swimmer competes in world championship
9 months ago
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Former Laney swimmer competes in world championship

NC State swimmer Stephen Coetzer represented South Africa as a member of its national team at the 2014 Short Course World Championships. Coetzer is a Laney High graduate.
Swimmer pulled from ocean off Kure Beach
12 months ago
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Swimmer pulled from ocean off Kure Beach

Kure Beach Ocean Rescue had to pull a man from the surf this morning. One of the officers who responded said it happened at 11:18 a.m. near the 1100 block of South Fort Fisher Blvd.