Wrightsville Beach
Couple charged for allegedly scamming beach renters
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 07/30/2012 - 3:57pm.

video There's nothing like a week on the sand to get your mind off your worries. But what if you show up to the property you think you've rented for the week, and find out it's a scam. That's apparently what happened to some visitors to our area who found a vacation home on Craigslist.

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Wrightsville Beach cop quits after DWI arrest
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 4:26pm.

video A Wrightsville Beach Police officer is off the job. He quit this morning four days after being arrested for allegedly drinking and driving.

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Some want changes after latest Masonboro mess
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 2:52pm.

video Is the party over for Masonboro? Some people say they hope so after this year's 4th of July celebrations.

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ABC Board shares increased profits with local government
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 4:09pm.

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.

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Mid-week holiday crowds big boost for beach businesses
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 3:31pm.

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.

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Wrightsville Beach named top 20 surf town in the world
Submitted by Paul Blackmore on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 12:56pm.

Wrightsville Beach is celebrating an international distinction. National geographic has named it one of the 20 best surf towns in the world.

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Coast Guard rescues two near Wrightsville Beach
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/02/2012 - 7:43am.

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.

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Beach rentals sold out for 4th for first time since 2007
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 4:38pm.

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.

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Hitching rides to Masonboro illegal, dangerous
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 3:54pm.

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.

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Surf City comes up short on beach water quality report
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 3:40pm.

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.

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