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Christmas comes early with beach sand sculpture

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video You may have seen a jolly figure being sculpted out of the sand on Wrightsville Beach a couple months early today. Sandi Adams of Sandi Castles was in front of the Holiday Inn sculpting Santa Claus for guests and the public. Full story...
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Pedestrian hit by taxi released from hospital

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The pedestrian struck by a taxi cab Saturday morning at Wrightsville Beach has been released from the hospital. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Hurricane Hazel makes landfall

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On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel made landfall at Long Beach. The storm’s arrival in North Carolina occurred on a full moon high tide, maximizing impact of the storm surge on the barrier beaches of Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle, Holden Beach, Long Beach, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Language for Wrightsville Beach smoking ban, Wilmington ballpark ballot questions confuses voters

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video As voters prepare to go to the polls next month, we looked at sample ballots to see how a couple of big issues are presented. What we found are two referenda with language that can be difficult to understand. Full story...
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Investigators: Alcohol a factor in early-morning boat crash

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Five boaters are safe after a collision off of Wrightsville Beach early this morning. Full story...
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Six months of bridge work, closures start tonight at Wrightsville Beach

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The Wrightsville Beach drawbridge will limit traffic to and from the island for six months due to electrical and mechanical repairs. The first of the four-lane shutdowns starts tonight. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Couple finds Raleigh woman's ashes during walk on beach

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video It started out as an average Sunday night for a local couple taking a romantic walk on the beach. That's until the two saw a mysterious object washed ashore. What appeared at first to be a book turned out to be a dead woman's ashes. Full story...
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NCDOT to close lanes on Wrightsville Beach bridge for repair work

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will close some or all lanes of the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge on U.S. 74/76 at various times between Monday, Oct. 1, and mid-March, 2013, for a bridge rehabilitation project. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach mayor supports off-shore wind energy

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Wrightsville Beach Mayor David Cignotti says he supports the production of off-shore wind energy. The group Environment North Carolina is pushing to extend federal tax credits for wind projects set to expire at the end of the year. Full story...
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Beach business strong this year

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video While we still get to enjoy another three weeks of summer, the Labor Day weekend marks an unofficial turning point here in our beach towns. Local business say they caught a wave of cash this year. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Town Manager announces retirement

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Wrightsville Beach Town Manager Bob Simpson has announced his retirement in a letter to the town. Full story...
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WB aldermen approve new Jet Ski speed regulation, third taxi stand in CBD

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Folks who ride Jet Skis in Wrightsville Beach are going to have to slow down. The Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Thursday to approve enacting an ordinance for Jet Ski operators to drive with no wake 100 ft. on either side of the Banks Channel bridges. Full story...
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**FOUND AT WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH** - Silver ring with "Brittney Marie" etched on band

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"I spent yesterday morning frolicking in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean at Wrightsville Beach. While toweling off my Phelps-like physique, I discovered a ring lying in the sand near the Crystal Pier." Full story...
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Couple charged for allegedly scamming beach renters

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video There's nothing like a week on the sand to get your mind off your worries. But what if you show up to the property you think you've rented for the week, and find out it's a scam. That's apparently what happened to some visitors to our area who found a vacation home on Craigslist. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cop quits after DWI arrest

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video A Wrightsville Beach Police officer is off the job. He quit this morning four days after being arrested for allegedly drinking and driving. Full story...
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