Enterococci Bacteria
2 months ago
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Nine swimming advisories lifted in New Hanover County

State recreational water quality officials Wednesday lifted four water quality swimming advisories and nine alerts in New Hanover County. However, there are still some places that are off-limits.
3 months ago
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Many stung by jellyfish during swim race

Several competitors were stung by jellyfish, as the Wilmington Family YMCA and the Cape Fear Aquatic Club hosted the 11th annual Pier 2 Pier swim race Saturday.
3 months ago
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Hit the water for annual Pier-2-Pier swim race Saturday

Hit the water at Wrightsville Beach Saturday to help raise money for YMCA swim programs at the 11th Annual Pier-2-Pier Swim Race.
3 months ago
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Pooches take a plunge at Legion Stadium Pool

Legion Stadium pool was open the day after Labor Day to our furry friends.
Sharks got too close for comfort for a marathon swimmer in California. (Photo: Nate Napierala/KPIX)
4 months ago
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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)
5 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
5 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.
6 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.
Legion Stadium Pool
7 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.
7 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.