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Big floats create big headaches for water rescue

If you've been at the beach or out on the water this summer, you may have seen some of those giant floats that seem to be gaining popularity. They may be fun, but they're also creating headaches for some water rescue teams.

Tropical Storm Chris draws surfers to Wrightsville Beach

Cloudy skies and rough waves aren't exactly ideal beach conditions for most, but for some, this is a welcome change of pace.

Wilmington Police Department swears in 10 new officers

Wilmington Police welcomed 10 new officers to the force this afternoon in a ceremony at City Hall.

Wilmington dive instructor discusses Thailand rescue

Officials in Thailand now say they have a "limited amount of time" to get 12 stranded boys and their soccer coach out of a flooded cave. And now a local dive instructor, with ties to Thailand, gives his perspective on the dangerous situation.

Masonboro Island sees thousands of partiers and loads of trash

Thousands of people gathered on Masonboro Island today for a 4th of July celebration that's become a Cape Fear tradition.

Williston alumni discuss school’s legacy at Cape Fear Museum

Sunday at the Cape Fear Museum, an event was held to discuss and honor New Hanover County's only African-American high school for more than 40 years.

Wrightsville Beach prepares for holiday crowds

Summer is now in full swing. And with the 4th of July just a few days away, vacationers are arriving at area beaches. But will the holiday falling in the middle of the week affect business?

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns from two-month patrol

The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence sailed back into Wilmington over the weekend after a two month long patrol.

Pender County toll booth back for Independence Day travelers

When one Pender County community got fed up with cars tearing up their private road, they took matters into their own hands, setting up a make-shift toll booth for drivers looking to take a shortcut to Surf City. Now they're back at it ahead of Independence Day.

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