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Copper theft to blame for power outage affecting 22,000

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videoWilmington Police are investigating a copper theft that caused Monday night's power outage. About 22,000 customers were affected, officials said. Full story...
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Happening all week: Pleasure Island Arts & Entertainment Week

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videoCAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- Every day this week you have the chance to get involved and have some fun at Pleasure Island during Arts and Entertainment Week sponsored by Island Local. Events include making your own art, farm-to-table cooking demos, open market art sales, beer and wine tasting and Jack-O-Lantern painting for the kids. The event is to showcase all that Pleasure Island has to offer and support local artisans, craftsmen and businesses. Full story...
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Beach leaders meet to talk future

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video Federal and state funding for beach renourishment and other projects are dwindling. Local leaders are forced to find a way to make up for that money. Full story...
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Kure Beach drowning victim identified

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The victim who died from his injuries after being pulled from the water Wednesday has been identified. Full story...
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Man dies after Kure Beach ocean rescue attempt

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videoThe man rescued from the waters at Kure Beach has died from his injuries, the police chief said. Full story...
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Swimmer pulled from ocean off Kure Beach

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videoKure Beach Ocean Rescue had to pull a man from the surf this morning. One of the officers who responded said it happened at 11:18 a.m. near the 1100 block of South Fort Fisher Blvd. Full story...
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Kure Beach surfer sets Guinness World Record

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videoA Kure Beach surfer says he has set a Guinness World Record this weekend. Ben Shaw started Saturday at 6:30 in the morning to beat the longest recorded surf session at 29 hours and 5 minutes. Full story...
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Kure Beach surfer plans to set Guinness World Record

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video A Kure Beach surfer plans to beat a Guinness World Record this weekend. Last year Ben Shaw beat a North Carolina record after surfing every single day for 439 days. Now he wants to try for a different title. Full story...
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Fort Fisher lesson on artillery packs firepower

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videoPeople traveled from all over to Fort Fisher Saturday for summer program "Waves of Fire and Smoke and Deadly Showers of Cast Iron: Artillery at Fort Fisher" that taught not only the history of the fort, but the important part artillery had on the fort during The Civil War. Full story...
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Kure Beach duo changing way deodorant is made

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videoA pair of men in Kure Beach want to change the way you think about deodorant. Their formula uses only shea butter and beeswax combined with oxygen to keep you fresh and odor free. The key ingredient in Ozone Layer Deodorant is ozone and it eliminates odor by oxidizing bacteria at the molecular level, preventing and eliminating odor at the same time. Full story...
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Celebrating the waters that connect us all

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videoThe North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher celebrated World Oceans Day Sunday. June 8th has been recognized as a global event by the United Nations since 2008. This year's theme was 'Together we have the power to protect the oceans.' The aquarium had extra education stations allowing kids to learn about the ocean hands on. One table allowed kids to do a fake dissection. Kids pulled items out of the "stomach" of a marine creature and guessed the animal they were exploring. Full story...
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Happening tomorrow: Carolina Beach Music Festival

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videoThe 29th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival brings fun in the sun to the boardwalk Saturday. The music starts at 11 a.m. with the Band of Oz followed by the Embers and then Jim Quick. Bring your towel and cooler to groove to the tunes at the Beach Stage on the historic Carolina Beach Boardwalk, but remember no glass containers or pets are allowed. Full story...
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Search continues for body of swimmer missing since Saturday

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videoThe search continues for the body of a swimmer who went missing Saturday at Carolina Beach. Now the SABLE and Brunswick County Sheriff's helicopters have joined in the search. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Our Pal, the Gator Gal

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videoOur Extraordinary Person of the Week is one who walks with the wild. Julie Johnson is an Aquarist. Full story...
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County Commission approves funding for Carolina Beach renourishment, passes on moving up Kure Beach plan

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videoNew Hanover County will chip in nearly $2 million for beach renourishment at Carolina Beach, but commissioners tonight took no action on a plan to move up a project for Kure Beach. Full story...
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