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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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Swimming advisory issues for part of Banks Channel

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The advisory affects an area in Wrightsville Beach and is located at an access off Waynick Boulevard between Snyder and Seashore Streets in Banks Channel. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Streaker at Wrightsville Beach gets tased, caught on camera

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videoA man streaking through Wrightsville Beach over the holiday weekend was stopped in his tracks when he was tased by law enforcement. It was caught on tape and has been posted on YouTube. WARNING: There is nudity and graphic language in the video. Full story...
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Holiday Weekends mean more litter at beaches

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Memorial Day weekend is in many ways the start of summer, and at our beaches the start of tourism season. But, with more people at the beaches - there's also more litter. Full story...
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Old building finds new life as surf shop

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video A 70-year-old building at Wrightsville Beach is getting a facelift and will soon be a surf shop. The old building on South Lumina Ave. has been vacant for 40 years, and it's kind of been an eye sore. Full story...
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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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