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Senate bill could snuff out smoking bans at Wrightsville Beach, CFCC

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video Public smoking bans tend to spark emotions on both sides of the conversation, and that is certainly true at Wrightsville Beach, the first public beach in the state to ban smoking on the sand. Now a bill in the state Senate could send the ordinance up in smoke. Full story...
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Report: NC beaches, waterways had fourth most trash in US

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videoThe non-profit Ocean Conservancy's annual cleanup report ranks North Carolina fourth in the United States in the amount of waste picked up on public beaches and waterways. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach makes surf and swim zone changes

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videoThe Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen voted 4-1 in favor of restricting swimmers 200 feet from both the Johnnie Mercer’s Pier and Crystal Pier Thursday night. Full story...
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Athletes race nearly 13 miles in paddle-boarding competition

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videoContestants from nearly 40 states and 5 nations paddled in the Carolina Cup this weekend at Wrightsville Beach. The paddle-boarding competition began near the Blockade Runner where even pro’s hit the water. Athletes raced up to 13 miles around Wrightsville Beach waters. They fought waves and currents, but are among the toughest paddlers in the world. Full story...
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Sheriffs hope for more state lab techs to speed up cases

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Law enforcement leaders from across the state are meeting in Wrightsville Beach this week for the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association meeting. They're discussing topics including how to get case work done faster to help the people involved in a case. Full story...
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HAPPENING TONIGHT: CFCC students serve, prepare dinner deal at Bluewater Grill

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Tonight students from Cape Fear Community College's Hospitality Management program and Pineapple Guild student club will prepare and serve a three-course meal at Bluewater Grill's upstairs banquet facility along the Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach drawbridge closing tonight

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video The Wrightsville Beach drawbridge will be closing tonight from 11:30 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach mayor won't seek re-election

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Wrightsville Beach Mayor David Cignotti will not seek re-election in November. “I'm a firm believer that someone must be 110 percent committed to running for public office and I've decided that I am not,” said Cignotti on Monday. “It's time for someone else to take on those duties.” Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach bridge closed Tuesday night

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The entire US 74/76 bridge in Wrightsville Beach will be closed to traffic beginning at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach works on plan to enforce smoking ban on beach

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video Last fall Wrightsville Beach became the first non-smoking beach in North Carolina. Now town leaders are deciding how to enforce the ban. Full story...
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