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Potential smoking ban fires up again in Wrightsville Beach

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video The push for a smoking ban in Wrightsville Beach has fired up again. After the Board of Aldermen voted against a ban, supporters of the ban are bringing the issue back to the table. Full story...
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Petition signatures verified; smoking ban push at Wrightsville Beach moves forward

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections has verified 233 of the 294 signatures submitted on a petition to put a smoking ban in place on Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Fire on the Dock crowns winning Chef

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The competition was hot Tuesday night. It was the final night of Fire on the Dock at Wrightsville Beach. Only two chefs remained, and Andy Hopper from Chefs 105 in Morehead City came out the winner. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach to crack down on visitors parking in neighborhoods

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video Don't expect much free parking at Wrightsville Beach this summer. Town leaders say starting Memorial Day, if you park in the residential parking district without a permit you're likely to get a ticket. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues boaters near Wrightsville Beach

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The Coast Guard rescued four after their 20-foot boat began taking on water approximately ten miles off the coast of Wrightsville Beach Wednesday. Full story...
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Brothers start cross-country walk for charity at Wrightsville Beach

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video In life there are trips, and then there are journeys. Two brothers are walking coast to coast in an effort to raise awareness and money for charity. Their journey started this morning in Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Local cooking competition heats up the coast

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Fire On The Dock is not an emergency call, it is a local cooking contest. Cacky Catlett was a guest judge Wednesday night at Shell Island Resort. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Supporters to petition Wrightsville Beach for smoking ban

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video Although a smoking ban in Wrightsville Beach was snuffed out a month ago, the fight is not over yet. Supporters of the ban say they are sick of butts on the beach, so they found a loophole in town law to revive their cause. Full story...
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Man boating off Wrightsville Beach dies

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A 54-year-old man died last night after the Coast Guard medevaced him from a boat off Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Beach business booming earlier than usual

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video Warmer weather earlier in the season means more people are already making their way to the beach. That's boosting business and morale. Full story...
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Swimming advisory lifted at Wrightsville Beach

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State recreational water quality officials today lifted a water quality swimming advisory for sound-side swimming area in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Crews working on Wrightsville Beach drawbridge until 5 p.m.

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Traffic off of Wrightsville Beach could be slowed through the afternoon today. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has closed the westbound right lane of US 74/76 at the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge over the Intracoastal Waterway until 5 p.m. to perform bridge maintenance. Full story...
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NC's first swimming advisory of 2012 issued for Banks Channel

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North Carolina's first advisory against swimming in 2012 was posted today at a sound-side site in New Hanover County, where state environmental health officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. Full story...
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Woman collects more than 40,000 butts off beach; says ban is necessary

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videoThe warmer weather means it's finally beach season, and that means thousands of people will make their way to Wrightsville Beach. As the town prepares for the 2012 tourist season, the Board of Aldermen are also considering a new smoking ban. Locals say they plan to speak out about this ban tonight at a public hearing. Full story...
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