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Wrightsville Beach

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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ONLY ON 3: Citizens accuse demoted Wrightsville Beach cop of misconduct

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video A day after details were released in the investigation of three Wrightsville Beach Police officers, citizens are coming forward with their own allegations of police misconduct. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cop quits, two others demoted after firing appeals

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video Two Wrightsville Beach police officers have been demoted and another has quit. Town Manager Bob SSimpson made the announcement this morning following weeks of investigations into the officers, who the town initially fired. Full story...
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Porsche rolls out newest car

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You may see a new sports car rolling through the streets of the Cape Fear. Porsche of Fayetteville unveiled the brand new, 2013 model of the 911 series Saturday in Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Police Department investigation continues in Wrightsville Beach; smoking ban, Crystal Pier discussion to come

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video The Town of Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen held a town meeting tonight looking for some answers on a police department investigation. The board also discussed the future of Crystal Pier. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wrightsville Beach wants to spend $2,300 to display pictures at convention center

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About this time last year, leaders of the beach towns voiced their concerns about not being visually represented on the walls of the new convention center. When it launched, only historic photos of Wilmington were hanging. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Police Chief responds to investigations of officers

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video We told you this week that investigations into three Wrightsville Beach Police officers have led to them being placed on administrative leave. Thursday the Board of Aldermen held a special meeting and went into closed session to discuss the personnel matter. We spoke with Police Chief Daniel House afterwards about the progression of the investigations and the next step in dealing with the officers. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Three Wrightsville Beach Police officers under investigation

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Three Wrightsville Beach Police officers are on administrative leave and are the focus of an internal investigation, according to Chief Dan House. Full story...
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Mayor Saffo, other local mayors, support Gov. Perdue's proposal to raise taxes

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Mayors from across North Carolina, including Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and Wrightsville Beach Mayor David Cignotti, who every day see in their schools the damage from the General Assembly’s education cuts, have issued an open letter asking the people of North Carolina to support Gov. Perdue’s plan to reverse the deep and unnecessary cuts the Republican-controlled General Assembly imposed on our schools. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family says Progress Energy work led to $10,000 worth of damage, bills

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video A Wrightsville Beach couple says Progress Energy owes them thousands of dollars after a project to put in new lines went wrong. The couple claims the drilling hit a water line, and they were forced to pay to have it fixed. A waterline leak and thousands of dollars later, Brooke and Jeff Richardson want Progress Energy to own up to its mistake. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach gets NC Travel Guide cover

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Like we need an excuse to go to the beach, today Johnnie Mercer's Pier was the scene of a big announcement. Full story...
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Wilmington fishermen have a close encounter with a great white shark

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video A group of local fisherman had a close encounter with a great white shark over the weekend. Full story...
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Olympian heads field in Surf to Sound Challenge

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Stand Up Paddleboard(SUP) competitors from three nations, ten states and the District of Columbia, enjoyed sunny skies and temperatures in the 60's for Saturday's inaugural NC Surf to Sound Challenge at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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