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Carolina Beach

Earl sends some tourists packing; opens beach for locals

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videoUneasiness about Hurricane Earl sent many vacationers packing earlier than they planned. That opened up Carolina Beach for the locals. Full story...
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Rip currents impact beachgoers and business

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The ocean can be a deadly place when hurricanes in the Atlantic kick up heavy surf and cause rip currents. signs were posted and red flags flew high along Carolina Beach on Sunday alerting people of the risk. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Police deny ordering teens to pull shark from ocean

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videoTeens claim cops in Carolina Beach ordered them to drag a dying, eight-foot tiger shark on shore Monday night. Police came out today saying that never happened Full story...
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Carolina Beach moving forward on aquarium pier project

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It'll be a 1,000-foot long concrete pier complete with educational facilities and fish tanks. The town council approved plans last night to build the pier on Carolina Beach avenue north where the Surf Motel is now. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: 15-year-old claims Carolina Beach Police forced him to drag shark out of water

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video A 15-year-old and his friends say police told them to drag the live shark out of knee-deep water and on to the beach. The teens say they told police they wanted to push it back out to sea and let it live, but did what they were instructed. Full story...
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Two months after fire, Seawitch bar set for grand reopening

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After an alleged arsonist forced the Seawitch Café to close months ago, the Carolina Beach bar is back open. It's celebrating a grand reopening tonight. Full story...
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Police make arrest in Carolina Beach arson

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Ron Christopher Gist, 33, is charged with the fire at 910 Carolina Beach Avenue North on June 29. Full story...
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Four Carolina Beach bars cited for serving underage

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video Last week Havana's Fresh Island Seafood, Tangerine Grill, Sonny's Lounge and Hoplight Pub all served a 19-year-old girl working for ALE. Full story...
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Bumper to Bumper traffic on Pleasure Island: Is the new lane pattern to blame?

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video For the last month traffic has continually gotten worse on Pleasure Island. This past weekend traffic was described to be at a snail's pace. It was bumper to bumper from Snow's Cut Bridge all the way to Kure Beach. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Lifeguards up early, stay late to keep beach visitors safe

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video Fourth of July weekend is here, and area beaches will be flooded with visitors. Crowds formed early on Carolina Beach, but while they come to relax, the lifeguards are here to work. Full story...
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Neighbors fought before suspicious fire started

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videoFirst a fight, then a fire. Tonight, Carolina Beach Police and the SBI are investigating a suspicious house fire. Right before the fire broke out, a fight broke out between the man who rents this house and the man who works at the minimart next door. Full story...
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Boys' lemons aid Gulf Coast fisherman

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videoSix-year-olds Hunter and Fisher Marshall went online with their mom and found a fisherman in great need of financial help. They have raised close to $200 selling lemonade. Full story...
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Business delivers beer, controversy to beach

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videoYou're sitting on the beach enjoying a cold beverage and you run out of beer. No need to make a beer run, the beer now comes to you. But the new business, called the Brew Thru, is also delivering controversy to Carolina Beach. Full story...
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CB restaurant stops selling oysters, blames oil spill

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videoThe oil spill that has shut down oyster beds along the Gulf Coast is affecting businesses in Carolina Beach and forcing customers to choose something else off the menu. Full story...
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Two swimmers rescued off Carolina Beach

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The two swimmers were caught in the inlet between Carolina Beach and Masonboro Island. They were not caught in a rip current. Instead, it was a strong tide pulling them out to sea. Full story...
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