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Wilmington man charged with jumping off Wrightsville Beach bridge

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The search for a man who jumped off a Wrightsville Beach bridge early this morning ended with a man in jail. Joseph Compton, 28, is charged with jumping from a state bridge, resist, delay and obstruction. Full story...
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Business owners say summer season was 'great' despite Hurricane Irene

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videoFor most beach towns, Labor Day Weekend is considered the end of the summer season; and although the weather is beautiful this holiday weekend, is it enough to get people out and about to make up for last weekend's losses due to Irene’s visit? Full story...
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Celebrate Irene's departure on the beach tonight at Lumina Daze

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Turn back the hands of time! Relive Wrightsville Beach of the 1930s through 1970s! Help benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History on Sunday, yes this weekend, from 4:00pm until 10:00pm during the 13th Lumina Daze Celebration at the Blockade Runner Resort! A nostalgic evening of wholesome fun is in store for all who attend this year's Lumina Daze event. Full story...
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Irene brings Wrightsville Beach power outages, downed trees and beach erosion

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video Although Irene is pulling away from our area, the strong storm is leaving reminders of her force in her wake. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach curfew lifted.

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The curfew previously in effect for the Town of Wrightsville Beach has been lifted, but it is possible that the curfew will be reinstated if widespread power outages continue until nightfall. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach 5:20 p.m.

Asha Dave reports from Wrightsville Beach with conditions and information about a pet-friendly shelter in New Hanover County

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Wilmington Cape Fear Coast re-branded Wilmington N.C. Historic River District & Island Beaches

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video The greater Wilmington area was branded as the Cape Fear Coast in the late 1980's and eventually became the Wilmington Cape Fear Coast, but now that name is being left behind and the region is moving forward with the name Wilmington N.C. Historic River District & Island Beaches. Full story...
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Coast Guard recovers man from Wrightsville Beach Channel

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A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Wrightsville Beach recovered a body today from the Wrightsville Beach Channel. Full story...
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Lost class ring in Wrightsville Beach surf turns up a month later

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In late June, Brian Neumann, a 22-year-old from Bethesda, was throwing a football in the surf at Wrightsville Beach, N.C., when he watched in horror as his Virginia Tech class ring slipped from his finger and tumbled into the Atlantic. Full story...
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Boy says he saw fin before marine animal bit him at Wrightsville Beach

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New details have been released on a child that suffered a bite by a marine animal yesterday. It happened about 4:00 yesterday afternoon near access number 8 in the vicinity of Moores inlet at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Child bitten by "marine animal" at Wrightsville Beach

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A child swimming at Wrightsville Beach was bitten by a "marine animal" according to Wrightsville Beach Police. It happened about 4 p.m. off access number 8 near Moore's Inlet. Full story...
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Soulful swimmer raises thousands for orphans

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video In an effort to keep up her physical and spiritual health and raise thousands of dollars for African orphans, one soulful swimmer set out to accomplish a big goal Saturday. Full story...
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As town looks for money, fighting among local leaders slows CB Inlet dredging

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video There is no question that the inlet is important to tourists as well as businesses in the New Hanover County's beach communities, but the question is who's gonna pay for the dredging that's necessary to keep the inlet open and operational? Full story...
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Swimming advisories and alert lifted in New Hanover County

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The state Division of Marine Fisheries today lifted three water quality swimming advisories and one swimming alert in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Wave considers car fee to finance beach buses

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videoNew Hanover County's public transportation could be getting closer to making waves at the beach. The Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority is considering charging residents more to have a car to help finance new bus routes to the beach towns. Full story...
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