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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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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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