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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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Wrightsville Beach considering de-annexing Galleria

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The Town of Wrightsville Beach has been contacted by the owner of the former Galleria Shopping Center with a proposal to consider not contesting the de-annexation of the approximately 12-acre parcel located within the Town’s municipal limits. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Murder suspect arrested in Wrightsville Beach

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video A man wanted for allegedly killing a woman in Rowan County has been arrested in Wrightsville Beach. A neighbor found the body of Toney Ann Johnson yesterday morning in Spencer. Police there quickly put out an alert for Rodney Roberto Wallace, 47. Full story...
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Rail repairs to shut down lane on Wrightsville Beach bridge over Banks Channel

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Repairs to the Wrightsville Beach bridge over Banks Channel will close down one lane Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach lifeguards back to work, hoping for safe summer

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videoWrightstville Beach lifeguards are back at their posts for summer. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach dredging project likely to last into mid-June

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videoWork to replenish sand at Wrightsville Beach will last longer than expected. Wrightsville Beach Town Manager Tim Owens says the contractor handling the dredging project and the Army Corps of Engineers have asked for an extension to finish the work. Full story...
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NC Coastal Federation dives into marine life for first 'Touch Tank Tuesday' event

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videoThe NC Coastal Federation is dishing out some fun for its first-ever 'Touch Tank Tuesdays' event in the interactive series launch at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Surfers save swimmer at Wrightsville Beach

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videoScary and lucky moments for a swimmer in Wrightsville beach Wednesday. Charles Crews said he learned just how strong rip currents can be and what it feels like to be caught in one. Full story...
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$9M dredging project getting Wrightsville Beach ready for summer, hurricane season

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videoBeaches are a huge economic engine for our area, but they need constant maintenance and repair. Today we got a look at how that happens. Full story...
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Third annual Surfalorus kicks off this summer

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Presented by the Cucalorus Film Foundation, the 3rd Annual Surfalorus Surf Film Festival takes place during the inaugural Wrightsville Beach Waterman Ocean Festival, inviting surfers, nature lovers, water weirdos, cinephiles and fans of everything aquatic to enjoy three days of screenings, soirees, and contests exclusively in Wrightsville Beach – bringing people from Southeastern North Carolina together to celebrate low country coastal culture. Full story...
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Parking rates on the rise in Wrightsville Beach

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video As you pack that beach chair, sunglasses, and sunscreen make sure you include enough coins for parking meters because rates at Wrightsville Beach are going up. Full story...
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Marathon Madness in 5th annual Wrightsville Beach Marathon

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video Teams encouraging runners at the 5th annual Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon. Since it began in 2010, it has become one of the biggest events in Wilmington. Thousands of runners took the course starting at Wrightsville beach and ending in the Mayfair shopping complex. Full story...
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