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Weather challenges at NC Cold Stroke Classic

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Boy was it cold for this one on Saturday! One of the East Coast's longest running stand-up paddleboard races did not disappoint on Saturday, providing extreme conditions for seasoned SUP athletes seeking adventure. With temperatures at 34 degrees and winds 10-20 mph, the 6th Annual Cold Stroke Classic launched with white caps in the channel under clear skies. Full story...
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Beach towns ask legislators for more control of room occupancy tax money

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video Leaders from New Hanover County's three beach towns and state legislators met this morning to discuss a number of issues. They talked about proposing a bill to give towns more control over spending some room occupancy tax moeny. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach loses 2014 Open Water Swimming Nationals

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Wrightsville Beach was previously selected to be the host site for the 2014 USA Swimming Open Water Nationals but it recently moved due to safety concerns. Full story...
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Report of someone who fell off Wrightsville Beach jetty leads to empty search

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In Wrightsville Beach around 1:30 p.m. someone on the beach called the Coast Guard after they thought someone fell off the jetty and never resurfaced. Full story...
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StarNews: Mills named mayor pro tem of Wrightsville Beach

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videoWrightsville Beach Alderman Darryl Mills was named the town's mayor pro tem at the board's meeting Tuesday night, a role that includes among other things conducting meetings in the mayor's absence. Full story...
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Festival in the Park kicks off Holiday Flotilla

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videoThe parade of boats lit up and decorated for the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla and Fireworks attracts folks to Wrightsville Beach every year. Full story...
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Habitat for Humanity hosts 9th Annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning

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videoHabitat for Humanity continues building a way to burn off some calories so you can have extra dessert on Thanksgiving. The organization hopes the 9th Annual Turkey Trot will raise $45,000 toward building another home. Full story...
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Hawaii woman sentenced in DUI death of Wrightsville Beach student

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Emotions ran high and tears flowed Friday at the sentencing of a 41-year-old Volcano woman who was under the influence of alcohol and several drugs when she struck and killed a 20-year-old bicyclist with her pickup truck last year. Full story...
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Coast Guard shows off new boat

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videoThe US Coast Guard is modernizing its boats. Station Wrightsville Beach got this 45-foot boat in June and will get another in February. Each costs $2.2 million. They are expected to last about 15 years. Full story...
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Kite flyers take advantage of weather

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videoKite flyers took advantage of overcast and breezy conditions at Shell Island for the 5th Annual Cape Fear Kite Festival this weekend. Full story...
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St. Mark Catholic School's new surf club makes a splash at Wrightsville Beach

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videoSome students at St. Marks Catholic School in Wilmington spent their Sunday cleaning, and riding the waves at Wrightsville Beach. Kids from St. Mark 4th to 8th grades took to the sand to make a stand against litter on our beaches, and they had plenty of fun splashing, surfing, and enjoying a clean Wrightsville Beach afterwards. Full story...
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Check out luxury yachts Saturday while helping Children's Museum

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This 3rd annual event is a waterside rendezvous that gives over 300 guests the opportunity to explore 15 local and regional yachts ranging from 40 to 68 feet in length. Full story...
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Municipal leaders fight looming flood insurance rate increase

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videoJust like the tide the cost of flood insurance is on the rise. The Biggert-Waters Act is set to go into effect Tuesday and town leaders are asking for help to keep their town afloat. Full story...
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Volunteers 'sweep' Wrightsville Beach

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videoAs the busy beach season comes to an end and tourists return home, locals recruit forces for some fall cleaning. Full story...
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Triathalon at Wrightsville Beach Saturday morning

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videoThe Wilmington Family YMCA Triathlon event is scheduled to begin on Wrightsville Beach tomorrow at 7 a.m. Normal traffic flow will be disrupted temporarily to facilitate the participants of this event. Full story...
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