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Masonboro Island

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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Study to look at Masonboro Island erosion

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Masonboro Island in New Hanover County is known as an undeveloped treasure among the state's barrier islands. Yet, its shoreline also carries a critical story — a history of erosion and accretion cycles, as well as dredging of nearby inlets. Full story...
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Crowds head to Masonboro, but take home trash

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video A lot of people say Masonboro Island is the place to be on the 4th of July, but sometimes the holiday fun can get out of hand. Full story...
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Solutions to Masonboro Island trash discussed at UNCW

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videoMasonboro Island is a state controlled wildlife preserve. It is also a popular recreation spot that is open to boaters - for now. Thursday night, residents voiced their concerns about possible restrictions on the use of the island that might put a damper on recreation. Full story...
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Masonboro Island trash up for discussion Thursday night

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Masonboro Island sees its fair share of crowds every holiday. When they leave, they often leave their trash behind. A local advisory committee is trying to figure out the best way to handle the crowds and trash. Full story...
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