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Wrightsville Beach

UFO over Ocean Isle?

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videoWhat was in the sky over Ocean Isle Beach this weekend? A vacationer says she saw strange, floating lights. And a woman in Wrightsville Beach reported the same thing. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Wahine Surf Classic draws attention

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video The Wahine Surf Classic was held on the south end of Wrightsville Beach this weekend. The competition is for ladies of all ages surfing short and longboards. Full story...
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Explore With George: East Coast Wahine Classic

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videoThe East Coast Wahine Classic is back in Wrightsville Beach this weekend. George Elliott swung out to the beach today to learn more. Full story...
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Journey across the U.S. ends in local beach

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video 2 men finished their 3900 mile journey across the country in Wrightsville Beach Saturday in hopes to spread awareness of global illiteracy. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Inshore Fishing Challenge reels in crowd

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video The tournament kicked off early Saturday morning with a total of 70 boats participating in hopes one of them would claim the top prize. Full story...
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O'neill Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf-Fest attracted surfers from all over

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video Surfers for the O'neill Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf-Fest flooded Wrightsville Beach this weekend. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue wins regional championship

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videoVisitors to Wrightsville Beach should feel especially safe, after the town's Ocean Rescue Team won a regional championship this week. The team successfully defended their first place overall performance at the United States Lifesaving Associations, South Atlantic Regional Championships. Full story...
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Two new cameras installed on the Wrightsville beach drawbridge

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video The installation of two new cameras is causing some traffic on the Wrightsville Beach Bridge. Full story...
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Ocean Rescue reports low number of saves despite hurricane

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videoOcean Rescue reports an extremely low number of rescues after hurricane Arthur. Thousands of people made plans to head down to the beaches to celebrate this weekend, but many were concerned about the hurricane. Full story...
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Hurricane Arthur doesn't turn away tourists

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video Hurricane Arthur didn't put too much of a damper on anyone's holiday weekend. Full story...
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Arthur threatens $9M Wrightsville Beach renourishment project

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videoThe long holiday weekend means more time in the sand, and this summer there's more sand at Wrightsville Beach thanks to an off-season dredging project. But the threat of a tropical storm or hurricane off our coast could threaten all the work. Full story...
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Rip currents big concern as Arthur approaches, passes

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videoAlong with tropical storms comes a higher rip current risk. Higher winds increase wave frequency creating stronger currents, which make the ocean dangerous for swimmers. Full story...
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Galleria deannexation bill passes in General Assembly

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videoGoodbye, Wrightsville Beach. Hello, Wilmington. A bill to allow the old Galleria property to transfer municipalities has passed in the General Assembly. Full story...
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Galleria shopping center in lawmakers' hands

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videoThe future of the old Galleria shopping center is now up to the General Assembly. Both the Wilmington City Council and Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen approved an inter-local agreement to annex the property Tuesday night. Full story...
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Galleria could have new life if Wrightsville Beach lets it go

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videoYou might have seen the deserted Galleria shopping center on your way to Wrightsville Beach. A new developer is trying to bring the Galleria back to life if the Town of Wrightsville Beach will let it go. Full story...
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