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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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Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue wins overall championship at the 2013 US Lifesaving Association Competition

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A contingent of Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue team members turned in a remarkable performance to capture the overall championship at the 2013 United States Lifesaving Association’s South Atlantic Regional Competition. Full story...
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