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US House vote helps Carolina Beach renourishment project

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The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed legislation authored by Rep. Mike McIntyre to stop the US Army Corps of Engineers Corps from terminating the Carolina Beach renourishment project. The legislation was attached to the Corps budget bill and passed with unanimous support, according to McIntyre's office. Full story...
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NCDOT awards $4.6 million contract to preserve Snows Cut Bridge

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The bridge will be rehabilitated using a new resurfacing technique called hydro-demolition. During this resurfacing process, the deteriorated concrete on the bridge deck will be removed in part using high-pressured water, and the bridge will be resurfaced using high-strength concrete. Full story...
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Sea turtle nesting season showing mixed results

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videoAs the summer months approach, sea turtle nests are starting to pop up along area beaches. Some beaches are seeing a boom of turtle eggs, while others are off to a late start to the nesting season. Full story...
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27th Carolina Beach Music Festival cuts a rug on the sand

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Area shaggers and beach music lovers enjoyed a day of fun in the sun in Carolina Beach. The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce hosted the 27th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival at the historic boardwalk. Full story...
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Amusement rides come back to the beach

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Just like tourists and warm weather another popular beach fixture is coming back. Just off of the boardwalk at Carolina Beach they are bringing back the rides. Full story...
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WPD searching for missing Carolina Beach man who needs medication

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The Wilmington Police Department needs help finding a missing 20-year-old man from Carolina Beach. John Calvin Pensyl has been missing since May 17 according to his father. Full story...
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Weekend weather delays 'road diet' reversal in Carolina Beach

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Work to reverse the controversial "road diet" in Carolina Beach did not start as planned today. The Department of Transportation says because of the weather over the weekend, the contractor who was supposed to do the reversal had to finish a different project today. Full story...
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Carolina Beach business owners, residents excited about 'road diet' reversal

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videoIt's a diet that failed. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be reversing the Carolina Beach "road diet" starting Monday. Full story...
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Reward offered after decapitated sea turtle found at Pleasure Island

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video A reward is being offered after an endangered sea turtle was found dead at Carolina Beach. What has some people up in arms, is what may have happened to creature. Someone found the young Kemp's Ridley sea turtle Tuesday along the sand underneath Snow's Cut Bridge. Its head was missing. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Police look for driver who ran over camper at Carolina Beach

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video Police in Carolina Beach are looking for a driver who ran over a camper early Sunday morning at Freeman Park. "He was asleep in his tent about 2:30 in the morning and awakened by someone driving over him in his tent," Carolina Beach Police Det. Harry Humphries said. Full story...
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No charges for former Carolina Beach leaders in SBI probe

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Three former elected leaders and two citizens in Carolina Beach will not face charges in a probe by the State Bureau of Investigation. Full story...
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Beach town leaders discuss $60M in coastal projects

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video The Army Corps of Engineers says it is going to work on $60 million worth of projects this year in and around the Cape Fear waterways. That's good news for many elected leaders of beach towns in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties. They say beach renourishment and dredging are critical to both the local and regional economy. Full story...
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Carolina Beach hires new fire chief

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Carolina Beach has a new fire chief. Alan Griffin will start April 23. Full story...
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Public discussion on road closure to build ocean-front hotel in Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach Town Council also held a public hearing to consider closing a portion of Carolina Beach Avenue North in order to move forward in building a hotel on the north end of the boardwalk. Full story...
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Town Council approves parking fee hike in Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach will see an increase in parking fees this spring. Town Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to extend pay parking by two hours from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Council also voted to increase hourly parking rates by $0.25 to $1.50/hour. All-day parking will also go up one dollar to $8/day. Full story...
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