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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: WSOC-TV talks to girl about being bitten by shark at WB; Expert says definitely a shark

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video A teenager is recovering after a shark attacked her at Wrightsville Beach over the weekend. Kendall Parker, 13, was back home in Davidson Sunday. She told WSOC-TV in Charlotte she was in waist deep water Saturday at Wrightsville Beach with her dad and brother. Full story...
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Surfers hit Wrightsville Beach for weekend tournament

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videoWhat do California, South Carolina, New Jersey and Florida all have in common? They're missing some of their best pro surfers this weekend as contestants from those states are ripping the waves right here in our area. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach mayor wants towns to help combat alcohol problems

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The mayor suggests Wilmington and other beach towns join forces to enforce alcohol laws. Before that happens, the ABC Board would have to give the green light. Full story...
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Beach club revokes transgendered woman's membership

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video Changing from man to woman brings on another change: member to outcast. The Hanover Seaside Club is tight-lipped over allegations it would not renew a transgendered woman's membership. Full story...
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Kid's Beach Sweep at Wrightsville Beach

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On Saturday, July 17th, children representing the Cape Fear region will be collecting litter at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cuts ribbon on new police, fire station

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Fire Chief Frank Smith says this is an exciting milestone for the entire community. Full story...
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Meeting focuses on safer nightlife

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video Between the streaker and the alleged drunk driver who hit pedestrians at Wrightsville Beach to the violence at clubs in Downtown Wilmington, the bar scene in New Hanover County has created a lot of problems lately. Leaders from around the state and country met in Wilmington today at the Sociable City Forum to try to make their cities safer. Full story...
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Leaders, bar owners discuss Wrightsville Beach safety

After two major incidents over Memorial Day weekend, Wrightsville Beach business owners sat down with the Board of Alderman to discuss late night safety at the beach.

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Wrightsville Beach swim advisory lifted

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The June 2 advisory was posted for an access area off Waynick Blvd., between Snyder and Seashore streets in Banks Channel. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach to address another parking problem

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videoWrightsville Beach knows it has a parking problem, but there's a new battle. Tomorrow night the Board of Aldermen will discuss cars that are parked in the grass near Wrightsville Beach Park and town hall. Full story...
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Though risk is low, state, locals prepare for oil from Gulf

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video With oil spilling in large quantities in the Gulf of Mexico, some locals are concerned that it will eventually get to our beaches. The chances that it will are small, but just in case, North Carolina is taking steps to prepare for its effects. Full story...
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Peeper sentence ignites The Rant

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video A New Hanover County judge yesterday sentenced a peeping Tom to at least eight years behind bars. Meanwhile, a man who troopers say had drugs in his system when he hit and killed another driver still has his license. The Ranters sound off about the way justice is handed out in Tuesday's edition of The Rant. Full story...

FIRST ON 3: Wrightsville Beach peeper pleads guilty

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videoJohnny Wayne Alford pleaded guilty today to peeping at dozens of women at Wrightsville Beach in 2009. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man hit by alleged drunk driver talks about crash

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videoOne of the pedestrians hit by an alleged drunk driver on Wrightsville Beach over the Memorial Day weekend speaks out. Marc Miller's leg is in pretty bad shape, but surprisingly, he is in good spirits. Full story...
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Unfinished text found in car that hit pedestrians

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Police say they found a partially written text message on the screen of Jedadiah Woodcock's phone. Texting while driving is illegal in North Carolina. Full story...
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