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Wrightsville Beach approves state's first beach smoking ban

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videoWrightsville Beach is the first beach town in North Carolina to ban smoking on the sand. Voters took to the polls and approved the ban that will likely go into full effect next spring by a margin of 65 percent for compared to just 35 percent against. Full story...
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Campaign against ballpark gives to Sandy relief

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As folks in the northeast continue to be recover from Hurricane Sandy, our community is coming together to help, including support from a political campaign. Full story...
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Locals lend a hand to Hurricane Sandy victims

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video Some locals are lending a hand to victims of Hurricane Sandy and they need your help. It could have easily happened here. Instead, folks in the northeast are dealing with Hurricane Sandy's devastating effects. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Bridge work to linger into late July

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Repairs on the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge are running behind schedule. The completion date has moved from spring of next year to July 27. Full story...
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HURRICANE SANDY: Check out live cameras at the beach

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As Hurricane Sandy approaches and keeps moving up the coast, you can get a live look at beaches and surf conditions along the Cape Fear coast and beyond. WWAY has partnered with SurfChex.com to bring you live webcams and weather data from beaches in our area and beyond. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach takes Sandy threat in stride

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video just when you thought Hurricane Season was winding down, the tropics flare up. But are people along the Cape Fear coast really worried about Hurricane Sandy? Full story...
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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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