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Wrightsville Beach

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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Some want changes after latest Masonboro mess

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video Is the party over for Masonboro? Some people say they hope so after this year's 4th of July celebrations. Full story...
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ABC Board shares increased profits with local government

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More booze in New Hanover County means more money in local government coffers. New Hanover County's Alcohol Beverage Control Board saw a more than six-percent increase in sales in the last fiscal year. The ABC Board will distribute more of its profits to local governments than in the year before. Full story...
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Mid-week holiday crowds big boost for beach businesses

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video It's no secret that on Independence Day many locals and vacationers make their way to the beach. What may be surprising is how much businesses there rely on the influx of people. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach named top 20 surf town in the world

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Wrightsville Beach is celebrating an international distinction. National geographic has named it one of the 20 best surf towns in the world. Full story...
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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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