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Sales tax bill aims to wash away funding deficit

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video Area beaches attract millions of dollars in tourism to North Carolina every year, but federal funding for beach nourishment has been slowly eroding just like many of our beaches. Now one local lawmaker has an idea to try to stem the tide financially. Full story...
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Kure Beach officially opens long-awaited Ocean Front Park

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video A long-awaited attraction in Kure Beach is finally open. The town celebrated the grand opening of its new Ocean Front Park this afternoon. Plans for the park have been in the making since 2007. Full story...
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17th annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-off Saturday afternoon

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videoThe Chowder Cook-Off is all about delicious food, good music, and family fun, so bring the kids along to this family-oriented event. Chefs from southeast North Carolina’s finest restaurants will prepare the region’s best seafood chowder recipes. Full story...
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Rep. McIntyre tours Carolina and Kure Beaches

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videoIn tough economic times, Congressman Mike McIntyre says it's a "T" word that has kept us afloat. That "T" word is tourism Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: McIntyre to visit area beaches, talk renourishment

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Congressman Mike McIntyre will visit several area beach communities Thursday to talk renourishment. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Buddy Guy to headline 20th Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival

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videoFolks in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach area already jazzed about the 20th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival, and it's not happening until October. Full story...
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Progress made on Kure Beach oceanfront park

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video The road is open and the swings are up at Kure Beach's new oceanfront park, which is next to the pier along Atlantic Avenue. The park will offer a pavilion, restrooms and a children's play area. It's set to be completed by next winter. Full story...
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Couple says Kure Beach building inspector's vendetta stalling dream home

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video A Wilmington couple spent months building their dream home in Kure Beach. They were happy to finally complete the house late last year, but they say their struggle with the town's building inspector has left the house empty and their blood boiling. Full story...
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Davis measuring support for beach smoking ban

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video Rep. Ted Davis is assessing support within legislation for a bill to give New Hanover Co. beach towns the power to enforce smoking bans on the beaches. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Blockade runner Modern Greece

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videoAt Fort Fisher, there's an abundance of history to tour whenever we'd like on land, but under the waves of the Atlantic Ocean there's another type of history that you don't see. Full story...
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Island of Lights New Year's Eve celebration to be held at pier; town apologizes Ocean Front Park not completed

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video The Island of Lights New Year's Eve celebration will be held in Kure Beach this year, but not at a new park as the town had hoped. The town of Kure Beach apologized on its website today that construction of Ocean Front Park is not completed. Full story...
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NWS says microburst, not tornado, struck Kure Beach

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video The storm that rolled through Kure Beach the day after Christmas has been declared a microburst by the National Weather Service. Instead of swirling winds from a tornado, microbursts have straight line winds. Full story...
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Stormy weather makes for wild Wednesday morning

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video It's the day after Christmas, and the weather outside is frightful. Our weather team has been predicting powerful storms, and today Mother Nature proved them right. Full story...
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Feds chip in big bucks for local renourishment, dredging projects

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video It looks like federal money for beach renourishment hasn't dried up yet. Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) announced today millions of dollars for renourishment at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, as well as for dredging the Wilmington Harbor, which will help Bald Head Island. 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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