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Brunswick Co. beach businesses report successful summer
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 3:18pm.

video It's the unofficial end of summer, and business owners in Brunswick County say it's been one of the best they have seen in years.

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HAPPENING TODAY: Feds holding hearing on loggerheads habitat
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 7:01am.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding another public hearing on designating hundreds of miles of beaches along the Southeast and Gulf costs as critical habitat for endangered loggerhead sea turtles. Wednesday's hearing in Wilmington is the second this week on the designation for 750 miles of shoreline.

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Sunset Beach to hold special meeting on beach safety
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:51pm.

Sunset Beach leaders will hold a special meeting next week to discuss about beach safety. The town council has scheduled the meeting for Monday at 3 p.m. at Town Hall.

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State budget would change environmental commissions
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 7:49am.

The proposed North Carolina budget would change the way two environmental commissions operate, ending the terms of nearly all the members on both the Environmental Management Commission and the Coastal Resources Commission by July 31.

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Senate approves terminal groin restrictions
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 3:59pm.

videoA bill passed in the Senate today puts major restrictions on permanent terminal groins along the coast. Other regulations have to do with the maintenance of these structures.

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Brunswick County beaches plagued with series of unfortunate events
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 4:14pm.

videoAfter a chain of unfortunate events, some tourists in Brunswick county are concerned about beach safety. From a deck collapsing, to several drownings, and even a shark attack, Brunswick County beaches have seen their fair share of frightening incidents.

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Four drownings this week have Brunswick Co. visitors on alert
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 4:23pm.

videoAnother drowning in Brunswick County yesterday brings the total this week to four. Randall Joyce drowned at Holden Beach after getting caught in a rip current with his family. The news has many tourists on edge.

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NC beaches rank No. 3 for water quality
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 2:54pm.

videoWe swim in some of the cleanest waters in the country, according to the Natural Resource Defense Council. A new report shows North Carolina ranks third in the nation in water quality.

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Area beaches and waterways get $24.5M in federal funds
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 3:56pm.

The State Port of Wilmington, several area beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway are getting some help in the form of federal funding.

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Report shows offshore drilling could be big business, but hurt fishing, tourism
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 4:23pm.

video Fishing and tourism are two multi-million dollar industries in North Carolina, but Dr. Mike Walden's new study says there could be even more money to be made if the coastline had a slightly different view featuring drilling wells.

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