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Wrightsville Beach

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Teen who wrecked car had many brushes with the law

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video Here's a look at Randi Petrolino's rap sheet, which when we printed it, was 10 pages long. Full story...
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Beach smoking ban proposal extinguished... for now

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It could have been the first beach in the state to ban smoking. But Wrightsville Beach voted against an ordinance that would have stopped smoking on the beach. Full story...
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Beach perceptions leave some visitors with salty taste

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Many of our viewers say Wrightsville Beach is a long way from rolling out the welcome mat to tourists when the summer season rolls around. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Police: Teen huffing before wrecking car

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videoA New Hanover County teenager is hospitalized after Wrightsville Beach Police say she huffed inhalants behind the wheel and blacked out with her friends in the car. It all happened just after midnight Tuesday morning. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach mulls sand smoking ban

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videoIf the smoking ban passes, it would make Wrightsville the first smoke-free beach in the state. Full story...
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New boating safety regulations in effect

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New state regulations effective May 1 require boaters under the age of 26 to attend and pass a boating safety course before getting out on the water. Full story...
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Local firms upset with tourism marketing outsourcing

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videoThey're speaking out against the recommendation because it urged Wrightsville Beach to use a marketing firm from South Carolina to promote tourism in our area. Full story...
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Many Celebrate Easter with Sunrise Services

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video Morning church services are part of many families' Easter ritual. For some, that includes a sunrise service - bright and early. Full story...
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Tourism Industry Enjoys Big Weekend

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This holiday weekend was a big boom for the local tourism industry. The Easter weekend is often seen by businesses as one of the first big weekends of the year. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach bridge work starts Sunday

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Just in time for the post-Easter rush and the Azalea Festival, the Department of Transportation will start working on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge Sunday night. Full story...
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Pay-to-park season starts at Wrightsville Beach; bring more quarters

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videoStarting today until the end of October beach visitors must pay to park. This year the parking rate is up from $1.50 to $2 per hour. Full story...
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Snow Sights: Surf, sand, snow at Wrightsville Beach

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videoProof that the Valentine's weekend storm was a coastal storm: the four inches of snow we measured on Johnnie Mercer's Pier at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Surf, sand, snow at Wrightsville Beach

The Valentine's weekend storm dumped four inches of snow on Wrightsville Beach, giving families a chance to make some priceless memories.

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Dredging starts along Cape Fear Coast

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Carolina, Kure, Ocean Isle and Wrightsville Beaches are getting a facelift. Full story...
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Guilty plea in Wrightsville Beach attack

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28-year-old Hugh Sandlin attacked Judson Gee in a case of mistaken identity. Full story...
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