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Wrightsville Beach

Taxes, budget, parking, safety big issues at Wrightsville Beach Aldermen Retreat

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video Changes could be in store for the Town of Wrightsville Beach; Saturday was the annual Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen Retreat. Full story...
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Beach towns make their case, but don't want to break up

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Like a jilted lover trying to make amends, last night New Hanover County’s three beach communities confronted the county tourism development authority - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. “We’re not asking to break away from Wilmington,” said Wrightsville Beach Mayor David Cignotti. Full story...
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Contest winner heads to Sundance for film about her beach litter crusade

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Recently we told you about Danielle Richardet, a Wilmington woman who spends about 20 minutes a day picking cigarette butts off Wrightsville Beach. Her mission was filmed by a crew last month to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this weekend. Full story...
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Race is on to sell Wrightsville Beach home via social media

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The race began this morning to sell a Wrightsville Beach luxury home through a viral social media marketing campaign - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Full story...
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Snow day means fun from beach to downtown

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video Today's snow meant an extended weekend for much of the region. In New Hanover County, many folks hit the street on their snow day to experience the winter wonderland. Full story...
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Cold Stroke Classic brings standup paddle boarders to Wrightsville Beach

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Standup paddling (SUP) is an emerging global sport of Hawaiian heritage that is gaining in popularity across the U.S. mainland. With its mild climate and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, and inlets, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina is an ideal SUP destination. Full story...
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Film focuses on beach butts

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video We told you last month about a local woman who won a contest to make a movie about cleaning up Wrightsville Beach. This week, she and her family have been filming with an award-winning director. Full story...
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Turkey Trot helps Habitat for Humanity

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Before you take that first bite of Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, you can get your pre-Thanksgiving exercise in. You'll also be doing it for a good cause. Full story...
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Butts on Wrightsville Beach

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video 20 minutes. That’s all the time it takes Danielle Richardet and her daughter to collect 526 cigarette butts from Wrightsville Beach bringing their 21 day total of butts collected from the shore to 9,253. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach parking meters go on vacation

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A post-Halloween treat for visitors to Wrightsville Beach. Town parking enforcement has put away the tickets. Full story...
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YMCA Triathlon a huge success

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videoWilmington Family YMCA now has more money to go toward its physical fitness and community programs. Almost 1,500 participants and hundreds more spectators came to Wrightsville Beach before the sun was even up Saturday morning to participate in the 32nd YMCA Triathlon. Full story...
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Rip current risk up, number of lifeguards down this weekend

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video Friday waves were already crashing into Johnny Mercer's Pier at Wrightsville Beach, and the waves and the rip current risk this weekend are only going to get higher. Full story...
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Business convention thinking "green"

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It was a packed house for the first Emerging Green Business Conference today at Wrightsville Beach. WWAY is a proud sponsor of the conference. Full story...
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Emerging Green Business Conference to help businesses cash in on going green

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video To some people, going green may sound like more trouble than it's worth. But businesses are thriving off the public's push to protect our environment. A business conference going on tomorrow will help businesses go green in more ways than one. Full story...
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Visitors beat heat at beach a day after Earl

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video Many people thought Hurricane Earl was going to swoop in and ruin their Labor Day weekend here in the Cape Fear region. Instead, the sun was shining today, and there was not a cloud in the sky. Beachgoers say they couldn't ask for better weather. Full story...
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