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Masonboro Island

NEW DETAILS: Shark bite off of Masonboro Island

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videoAnother man appears to have been bitten by a shark off of Masonboro Island. Miller Diggs got five stitches in his left foot but is otherwise ok. Full story...
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Surfer recovering from shark bite off Masonboro

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video A Wilmington surfer got quite the experience Saturday. He says when he caught a wave near Masonboro Island, a shark caught him. Full story...
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Shark bites man off of Masonboro Island

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videoA shark bite sent a man to the hospital Saturday. According to Facebook, Carson Jewell was body surfing near Masonboro Island when the incident happened. Full story...
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Keeping Masonboro Island clean and safe this 4th of July

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videoSpending the 4th of July on Masonboro Island can be fun but folks with the NC Division of Coastal Management hope you leave it the way you found it. Full story...
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Students explore an outdoor classroom

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videoMasonboro is not just an island. It's now an outdoor classroom. It's all a joint effort by masonboro.org and the North Carolina Coastal Reserve to teach kids about the marine ecosystem unique to our area, using a hands-on approach. Full story...
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NHSO: Increased presence helped at Masonboro Island

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's says an increased law enforcement presence helped deal with the often rowdy crows at Masonboro Island yesterday. Full story...
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Hundreds celebrate the 4th on Masonboro Island

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videoMasonboro Island was packed with hundreds of young people celebrating Thursday. "We're just going to be hanging out having a good time,” Chandler Mills said. Full story...
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More law enforcement to patrol Masonboro Island for holiday weekend

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the state Division of Coastal Management are coordinating an increased law enforcement presence for this year’s Independence Day holiday at the Masonboro Island Reserve in Wilmington. Full story...
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Committee discusses Masonboro safety

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video Every Fourth of July, crowds of people invade Masonboro Island to party, and most of them are not local. "All they know is, if I show up on a boat ramp with 50 bucks in my hand, or 20 bucks in my hand, I will get a ride to some place where I can have a party," says Coastal Reserve Manager Hope Sutton. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fish kill reported at Masonboro Island

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videoState environmental officials report hundreds of thousands of dead Atlantic menhaden fish this week at Masonboro Island off of Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Some want changes after latest Masonboro mess

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video Is the party over for Masonboro? Some people say they hope so after this year's 4th of July celebrations. Full story...
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Hitching rides to Masonboro illegal, dangerous

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video Masonboro Island is a popular destination on the 4th of July, but the increased population on the island during the holiday may cause some issues and even break some laws. Masonboro Island has seen upwards of 2,000 people on summer holidays like the 4th of July. Full story...
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Fire still burning on island near Masonboro

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video A large fire is ongoing on an uninhabited barrier island in New Hanover County. Full story...
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American flag making waves in Masonboro Inlet

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video The stars and stripes are perhaps our Nation’s most recognizable symbol. But a tribute to service members on Masonboro Island is making waves among boaters and the people in charge of the island. Full story...
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Volunteer group helps keep Masonboro Island clean on Fourth

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video While many folks spent their holiday weekend barbequing in the backyard or sunbathing on the beach, one group of volunteers gave their time to clean up after partiers. The group is all about keeping their beloved island clean. Full story...
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