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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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ONLY ON 3: Woman with local ties part of Oscar-winning 'Frozen'

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videoThe Disney movie "Frozen" has captured the hearts of little girls all over the country. Now it's getting more attention with its two Oscar wins last night. A woman who worked on the critically-acclaimed film has ties to southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach leaders considering parking rate increases

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videoBeach weather may be a few weeks away, but you may want to take a little extra change on your next trip to Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Study: Offshore wind farms could tame deadly hurricanes

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videoWhen you think of offshore wind turbines and hurricanes, you might think flying blades of death hurtling toward the shore. But a new study shows offshore wind farms could actually tame beastly storms, making them less deadly and less expensive. Full story...
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1934 fire devastates Wrightsville Beach

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videoIt's a long ago event few people are left to remember, but 80 years ago today the complexion of one of our area's most popular beaches was changed forever. On Jan. 28, 1934, winter winds fanned a fire at Wrightsville Beach that devastated the popular resort town. In the end, more than 100 buildings were reduced to ashes, including the iconic Oceanic Hotel. Full story...
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Weather challenges at NC Cold Stroke Classic

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Boy was it cold for this one on Saturday! One of the East Coast's longest running stand-up paddleboard races did not disappoint on Saturday, providing extreme conditions for seasoned SUP athletes seeking adventure. With temperatures at 34 degrees and winds 10-20 mph, the 6th Annual Cold Stroke Classic launched with white caps in the channel under clear skies. Full story...
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Beach towns ask legislators for more control of room occupancy tax money

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video Leaders from New Hanover County's three beach towns and state legislators met this morning to discuss a number of issues. They talked about proposing a bill to give towns more control over spending some room occupancy tax moeny. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach loses 2014 Open Water Swimming Nationals

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Wrightsville Beach was previously selected to be the host site for the 2014 USA Swimming Open Water Nationals but it recently moved due to safety concerns. Full story...
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