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Wrightsville Beach

MARKING HISTORY: Shipwreck exposed at Wrightsville Beach

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video The discovery of a lifetime. A local man finds a newly exposed shipwreck while fishing at Wrightsville Beach. Hear the story of the wreck. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: WBPD releases video, says state cleared officers

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videoWrightsville Beach has released videos that show what happened inside its police station Nov. 8, 2011, that has led a town alderman's son to file a federal lawsuit against the town and two police officers. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fishing trip may have turned into shipwreck discovery

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videoCould it be a shipwreck never before caught on camera? A local surfer might have found one yesterday while fishing at the south end of Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wrightsville Beach releases officers' personnel files, not video of incident

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videoWrightsville Beach town leaders still have not released a video that the son of a town alderman says shows two police officers assaulting him in 2011. But the town is releasing information about the officers. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Wrightsville Beach not yet releasing video of incident that led to lawsuit

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video As we told you last night Wrightsville Beach and two of its police officers face a federal lawsuit for allegedly violating the civil rights of a town alderman's son. Today we hoped to get a look at what happened, but the town said no. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Alderman's son files federal suit against Wrightsville Beach, police officers

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video In 2011 Darryl Mills was elected to be an alderman in Wrightsville Beach. Just a few hours later his son Adam was stopped by Wrightsville Beach Police and charged with DWI. That stop now has the town in federal court facing allegations of civil rights violations. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge to close for painting

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The only way to drive on and off Wrightsville Beach will be closed for four night next month as crews paint. All lanes of the Heide Trask Drawbridge are scheduled to be closed overnight Sept. 8-11 from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. weather permitting. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach drawbridge construction causes frustration for drivers

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video The Wrightsville Beach Aldermen held a special meeting to talk about the ongoing bridge work. Residents and business owners living near Wrightsville Beach have complained about congestion on the bridge and on Thursday, officials from the Department of Transportation listened to their concerns. Full story...
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UNCW Beach Blast 2013

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videoStudents from UNCW are celebrating the last day before fall semester starts. The annual Beach Blast brought new and returning students together at Wrightsville Beach to make that first day of college life a little less intimidating. Full story...
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The Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic surf competition returns

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videoThe Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic surf competition is back by popular demand after a one year hiatus, and these sassy surfers say they hope it's here to stay. Ladies of all ages were fired up and ready to hit the water to ride some serious waves when we showed up, but as the day went along, the fierce competition became more about empowering female surfers than winning first place. Full story...
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Man charged with rape, strangulation on Wrightsville Beach

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videoWrightsville Beach Police charged a man with second-degree rape, assault by strangulation and assault on a female. Police say Paul Allen Smithey, 30, attacked a woman around 1:30 a.m. yesterday on the beach. Full story...
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Funnel cloud spotted over Wrightsville Beach

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The surf wasn't the only thing churning near Wrightsville Beach Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach bridge closed to overnight traffic starting Monday

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videoThe Wrightsville Beach bridge will be closed to nightly traffic beginning tomorrow. The bridge will be shut down from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Full story...
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Nice weather booms business

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videoMother nature finally took a break from that wet and rainy weather this past month, and beach business couldn't be better. Full story...
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REPORT IT: Surfer injured at Wrightsville Beach

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videoWrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue had to pull a surfer from the water yesterday after witnesses say a big wave knocked him out. Full story...
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