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Coast Guard rescues two near Wrightsville Beach

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The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water 500 yards off Wrightsville Beach Sunday. The two men fell in the water when a storm front moved through the area and caused their 17-foot sailing vessel to capsize. Full story...
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Beach rentals sold out for 4th for first time since 2007

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video The 4th of July is just days away, and the rental home business is heating up to a level it hasn't hit in years in our area. One real estate company that deals with homes all over New Hanover County is all rented out for the 4th. Full story...
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Hitching rides to Masonboro illegal, dangerous

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video Masonboro Island is a popular destination on the 4th of July, but the increased population on the island during the holiday may cause some issues and even break some laws. Masonboro Island has seen upwards of 2,000 people on summer holidays like the 4th of July. Full story...
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Surf City comes up short on beach water quality report

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video The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual water quality report today. The survey looks at 200 popular beach spots nationwide. Of the six rated locally, one scored significantly lower than the others. Full story...
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Roy Williams reflects on Wrightsville Beach

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One of North Carolina's beloved icons, Roy Williams, is featured in the cover story of the July issue of Wrightsville Beach Magazine. The UNC basketball coach tends to let his guard down in Wrightsville Beach. He loves to walk the beach and "The Loop". Full story...
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Sen. Burr honored in Wrightsville Beach; talks about upcoming elections

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videoSen. Richard Burr was in Wrightsville Beach Sunday night to receive the NC Association of Broadcasters Distinguished Service Award. Although he was there to be honored, he had much more than that on his mind. One of the issues at the top of the list: the elections in November. Full story...
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Loss of surf tourney wipes out big bucks for Wrightsville Beach

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video Wrightsville beach's biggest surf competition will not happen this summer. The Reef Sweetwater Pro-Am was the second biggest surf competition on the entire east coast. Now the event that packs local hotels and stores each July is gone. Full story...
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Rip My Shred Stick Tour shares joys of surfing with kids

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Surf was up at Wrightsville Beach this morning, as the annual Rip My Shred Stick, a nationwide surfing tour, made its first North Carolina stop. The goal is to share the gift of surfing by giving young kids the opportunity to learn and compete alongside the pros. Full story...
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Lane closures next week on Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge

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Residents and visitors can expect more traffic than usual getting on and off Wrightsville Beach next week. Full story...
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International Surfing Day celebrates oceans, beaches

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videoSurfers from around the globe came together to celebrate International Surfing Day Wednesday. In Wrightsville Beach, the Surf Rider Foundation teamed up with Stop Titan to give free surf lessons and organize a beach clean up. Full story...
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Southport, Wrightsville Beach get state pedestrian project grants

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Southport and Wrightsville Beach are among 13 municipalities across the state that will get help with bicycle and pedestrian planning, thanks to $390,000 in grants awarded this month by the NC Department of Transportation. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wrightsville Beach laws face a line in the sand

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video With a smoking ban under consideration at Wrightsville Beach, many people wonder if the town could even enforce such an ordinance. So what is legal? What's not? And where? At Wrightsville Beach the line in the sand is drawn at high tide. It's called the 1939 Line, which defines town property from the dunes to the high water mark. Full story...
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The Giver Shirt lets customers target donations to charities of choice

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videoYou've seen it before, the business of giving. It's a simple concept: the consumer buys a product, the company donates a portion of the purchase to a good cause. But The Giver Shirt is different. Full story...
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WB aldermen vote to put smoking ban on November ballot

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video Wrightsville Beach is one step closer to enforcing a smoking ban. During a special meeting Thursday, the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to put the ban to a public vote. Full story...
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NHRMC offers free CPR training

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video New Hanover Regional Medical Center is aiming to save lives by educating the community. The hospital is offering free CPR events, including one today at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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