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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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Swimming advisories issued for three sites in New Hanover County

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Three recreational swimming advisories and one alert were issued today at ocean-side and sound-side locations in New Hanover County. State 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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Wrightsville Beach considers grant for license plate scanning

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video Many people go to Wrightsville Beach to go fishing. Now Wrightsville Beach could be fishing for you. Two weeks ago the beach town received a federal grant for automatic license plate recognition systems to help police in their search for criminals. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover property values down significantly; beach towns hit hardest

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video Property values throughout New Hanover County are heading down. The areas seeing the largest drops since the last revaluation in 2007 are the beach towns. Full story...
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'Eastbound and Down' filming at Wrightsville Beach this weekend

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Filming is scheduled to begin Friday, July 29th and will be conducted between 6 AM and midnight in the vicinity of the municipal parking lot on South Lumina. Full story...
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Man dies after falling from 5th floor of Shell Island Resort

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Wrightsville Beach Police say a man fell to his death from the 5th floor balcony of the Shell Island Resort early Saturday morning. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cleanup attempts to make sand "barefoot friendly"

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Volunteers from the community hit Wrightsville Beach Saturday morning for the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project. Full story...
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Pro surfers gather at Wrightsville Beach for 7th Annual Reef Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest

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video Thousands of local surfers and beach goers came out to enjoy this competition between some of the worlds best surfers. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves Wrightsville Sound Small Area Plan

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Wilmington City Council members approved the Wrightsville Sound Small Area Plan at its meeting Tuesday night. The vote comes after six community meetings were held to get stakeholders’ and the public's input on the plan. Full story...
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City Councilman's son hit by car

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At approximately 9:45 p.m. Saturday night a man on a bicycle was hit near the 7200 block of Eastwood Road heading towards Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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