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Wrightsville Beach

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1934 fire devastates Wrightsville Beach

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videoIt's a long ago event few people are left to remember, but 80 years ago today the complexion of one of our area's most popular beaches was changed forever. On Jan. 28, 1934, winter winds fanned a fire at Wrightsville Beach that devastated the popular resort town. In the end, more than 100 buildings were reduced to ashes, including the iconic Oceanic Hotel. Full story...
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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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