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Wrightsville Beach

Local leaders yet to hear from beach bus planner

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videoThe idea of a Wilmington to beach shuttle may be ready to roll again. An entrepreneur from New York wants to hit the gas on a private beach bus not run by New Hanover County. Beach town leaders say they are open to hearing the idea, but so far, they have not received any official proposal. Full story...
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Sink or swim for Crystal Pier

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video It's sink or swim for a pier at Wrightsville Beach. The Crystal Pier off the Oceanic Restaurant faces a dilemma: be repaired or be demolished. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wrightsville Beach has highest median home value in the state

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Wrightsville Beach has the highest median home value in the state, according to an analysis of federal data by American City Business Journals. The median value of Wrightsville Beach houses is $983,000 -- the 130th highest in the country. Full story...
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Red flags fly at area beaches as Katia churns out at sea

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Lifeguards put up red flags today meaning "No Swimming." They also advised swimmers to follow the rule of "knee deep is too deep." Full story...
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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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