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ABC Board shares increased profits with local government

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More booze in New Hanover County means more money in local government coffers. New Hanover County's Alcohol Beverage Control Board saw a more than six-percent increase in sales in the last fiscal year. The ABC Board will distribute more of its profits to local governments than in the year before. Full story...
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Mid-week holiday crowds big boost for beach businesses

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video It's no secret that on Independence Day many locals and vacationers make their way to the beach. What may be surprising is how much businesses there rely on the influx of people. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach named top 20 surf town in the world

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Wrightsville Beach is celebrating an international distinction. National geographic has named it one of the 20 best surf towns in the world. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues two near Wrightsville Beach

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The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water 500 yards off Wrightsville Beach Sunday. The two men fell in the water when a storm front moved through the area and caused their 17-foot sailing vessel to capsize. Full story...
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Beach rentals sold out for 4th for first time since 2007

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video The 4th of July is just days away, and the rental home business is heating up to a level it hasn't hit in years in our area. One real estate company that deals with homes all over New Hanover County is all rented out for the 4th. Full story...
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Hitching rides to Masonboro illegal, dangerous

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video Masonboro Island is a popular destination on the 4th of July, but the increased population on the island during the holiday may cause some issues and even break some laws. Masonboro Island has seen upwards of 2,000 people on summer holidays like the 4th of July. Full story...
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Surf City comes up short on beach water quality report

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video The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual water quality report today. The survey looks at 200 popular beach spots nationwide. Of the six rated locally, one scored significantly lower than the others. Full story...
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Roy Williams reflects on Wrightsville Beach

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One of North Carolina's beloved icons, Roy Williams, is featured in the cover story of the July issue of Wrightsville Beach Magazine. The UNC basketball coach tends to let his guard down in Wrightsville Beach. He loves to walk the beach and "The Loop". Full story...
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Sen. Burr honored in Wrightsville Beach; talks about upcoming elections

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videoSen. Richard Burr was in Wrightsville Beach Sunday night to receive the NC Association of Broadcasters Distinguished Service Award. Although he was there to be honored, he had much more than that on his mind. One of the issues at the top of the list: the elections in November. Full story...
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Loss of surf tourney wipes out big bucks for Wrightsville Beach

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video Wrightsville beach's biggest surf competition will not happen this summer. The Reef Sweetwater Pro-Am was the second biggest surf competition on the entire east coast. Now the event that packs local hotels and stores each July is gone. Full story...
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