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Wrightsville Beach Biathlon combines SUP and sprint for 2nd annual event

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The endurance of athletes of all ages will be tested over water and across the sand as racers SUP then sprint to the finish line in the 2nd annual Wrightsville Beach Biathlon on Saturday, March 26. Full story...
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Free parking a thing of the past at Wrightsville Beach

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Hope you've enjoyed the recent beach weather and the free parking that has gone along with it. Wrightsville Beach parking meters will be back on starting Tuesday. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH RESTAURANT

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video In this week's "And the Winner is..." we're looking for the best at Wrightsville Beach. The town is not big, but it has lots of terrific places to eat. Maybe your favorite is on the ocean. Or perhaps it has a great view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Wherever it is, we want to know what is the BEST WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH RESTAURANT. Here are the votes (as of 2 p.m. Thurs.):
22 North - 35%
South Beach Grill - 26%
Banks Channel - 17%
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE TODAY! Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Car owners would pay for Wave's beach bus plan

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video Years ago the main way to get from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was by trolley. If Wave Transit gets its way, the Beach Car may again roll to the ocean, but it would come at a price. Full story...
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Mellow Mushroom may open on Old Causeway

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The owner of a popular pizza franchise will seek approval from the planning board at its March 1 meeting to add outdoor seating to a vacant restaurant near the intersection of Old Causeway and Causeway drives - reports The Lumina News. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach aldermen, county commissioners talk issues over breakfast

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New Hanover County Commissioners held a joint breakfast meeting this morning with the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen. Full story...
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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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