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Just another day in paradise: Carolina Beach Island Day

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Carolina Beach hosted the 5th annual Island Day celebration Sunday. Hundreds of people gathered on Pleasure Island for the event that included lots of games and activities for the whole family, live music, and time to visit with friends and neighbors. Full story...
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Dispatchers say someone fell from balcony at Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach Police are investigating after dispatchers say someone fell from a balcony Friday night. Full story...
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Residents remember boardwalk arcade, other businesses damaged in Carolina Beach fire

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videoInvestigators still do not know what caused the fire yesterday at the Carolina Beach boardwalk. It destroyed the arcade and damaged some neighboring businesses. Now locals, workers and tourists alike are reminiscing about the fun times, and trying to figure out how to rebuild. Full story...
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UPDATE: Carolina Beach Boardwalk still open after fire

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videoFirefighters were still at the Carolina Beach Beach boardwalk Thursday night cleaning up the aftermath of a fire there Thursday morning. But, the town manager said the boardwalk is still open for business. Full story...
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2nd Annual Dragon Boat Regatta rows in attention

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video From fun, crazy costumes to serious competition, everyone was in good spirits at the 2nd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival held this weekend. Full story...
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Saying goodbye to summer with sunshine

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videoFolks in Carolina Beach enjoy the warm and sunny weather as summer comes to an end. Full story...
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High tides could wash out some holiday plans at Freeman Park

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video High tides could wash out some Labor Day plans at one area beach. The Town of Carolina Beach says during high tides some parts of Freeman Park are completely impassable, as water comes all the way up to the sand dunes. Full story...
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Profits melted by Mother Nature

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videoThis 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. Full story...
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Some still concerned as Carolina Beach Boardwalk plans move forward

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videoGet ready to see the Carolina Beach Boardwalk under construction. The town council this week approved a contract for its Boardwalk Revitalization Project. They also hope to extend the Boardwalk north, but some folks are not happy about it. Full story...
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Paper or plastic? In Carolina Beach, you could no longer have an option

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videoCarolina Beach is taking the lead on an environmental effort to "rise above plastic." Town council will discuss a possible ordinance against plastic bags tonight. After decades of public education, the Cape Fear Surf Rider Foundation says it's time for action. Full story...
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Taking a look at the disappearance of two local fishermen; a 25 year-old unsolved mystery

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videoIn a special report the Star News is taking a deeper look into a Carolina Beach disappearance that happened 25 years ago. Two men left to go fishing one morning in Carolina beach and never returned. Full story...
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Carolina Beach man confesses to sexually assaulting two young girls

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David Vanarsdell confessed to Carolina Beach Police that he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old and 6-year-old girl. Full story...
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SURPRISE SQUAD UPDATE: Community inspired to lend a hand in Carolina Beach

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videoThe Surprise Squad made a trip out to Pleasure Island yesterday to help pay water bills. While we were there, we found one of the most emotional stories so far: A Carolina Beach woman in need, and tonight, she is getting help from you our viewers. Full story...
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The Surprise Squad gets emotional in Carolina Beach

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video The Surprise Squad made a trip out to Pleasure Island to pay some bills. We found one of the most emotional stories to date. Full story...
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Senior citizen charged for drugs at Carolina Beach

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A senior citizen faces drug charges after a bust last night in Carolina Beach. The police department's Vice Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at the home of John R. Lunsford, 69, in the 1400 block of Snapper Lane. Full story...
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