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Viral shark video has people wondering if it's safe to go into the water

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video It's the video gone viral that's amazing to some but scary for others. The fishing video taken just across the border in South Carolina shows a large bull shark suprisingly grabbing a fish off a line in the Intracoastal Waterway in Cherry Grove. That has many asking if sharks that big are in the Intracoastal Waterway here as well. Full story...
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Kure Beach now considering smoking ban

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video First Wrightsville, then Carolina, and now Kure. All of New Hanover County’s beaches are considering putting a smoking ban in place. 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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County Commission helps Kure Beach finance renourishment

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video One topic at Monday night’s New Hanover County Commission meeting was money. Kure Beach needs nourishment money and the Fed is not too generous. 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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ONLY ON 3: Contractor causes delay in Kure Beach park opening

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video The Town of Kure Beach had plans to open the new Ocean Front Park in time for tourist season, but now the park that was supposed to be ready this month is being torn down and rebuilt. Full story...
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Beach town leaders discuss $60M in coastal projects

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video The Army Corps of Engineers says it is going to work on $60 million worth of projects this year in and around the Cape Fear waterways. That's good news for many elected leaders of beach towns in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties. They say beach renourishment and dredging are critical to both the local and regional economy. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Lambeth drops out of House race because of health issues, backs Davis

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videoThere will not be a Republican primary for the 19th District state House seat after all. Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth says he is dropping out of the race because of health reasons. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Kure Beach Mayor Lambeth will run against Davis

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Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth just confirmed with us that he too will run for State Rep. Danny McComas's 19th District seat. McComas announced this morning he will not seek re-election. Full story...
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Kure Beach mayor explains profanity-laced tirade at fellow commissioners

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video An area mayor known for saying it how it is says he'll continue to speak his mind despite a recent outburst. Dean Lambeth is known as Kure Beach's straight-shooting mayor, but some have questioned a recent outburst during a town retreat. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Kure Beach Commissioner gets probation on drug charge

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According to the Clerk of Court, Barry Nelder will be on supervised probation for the next 12 months. He must also pay a $100 fine and do community service. Full story...
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Santa takes pre-Christmas swim at aquarium

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While the elves prepare Rudolph and friends for their round-the-world journey, Santa snuck into the Fort Fisher Aquarium for a quick swim with some marine friends. Full story...
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Construction of KB Ocean Front Park underway, not without hiccups

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video The project, located on Atlantic Avenue, will include public restrooms, a playground and pavilion. The new space has been many years in the making and about $4 million from the town and grants for its development. There was a hiccup in the construction of the 3,500 square foot pavilion. Full story...
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Local leaders yet to hear from beach bus planner

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videoThe idea of a Wilmington to beach shuttle may be ready to roll again. An entrepreneur from New York wants to hit the gas on a private beach bus not run by New Hanover County. Beach town leaders say they are open to hearing the idea, but so far, they have not received any official proposal. Full story...
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Former Kure Beach commissioner's drug case continued

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We'll have to wait a little longer to see what becomes of an area politician's marijuana charge. Full story...
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