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UNCW professor calculates height of likely record breaking wave surfed by Wrightsville Beach native

A Wrightsville Beach native is up for the Guinness World Record for the largest wave ever surfed and he's recruited some help from a local professor to calculate how big the wave really was.

‘Teacher of the Week’ hitting a high wave by engaging students in math

When Brandon Puhalski is not surfing or fishing outside, he stays busy with his other passion -- teaching elementary students about math.

Olympic surfing hopeful killed by lightning while training

A 22-year-old Olympic surfing hopeful from El Salvador has died while training for an upcoming qualifying competition, the country's surfing federation (FESASURF) has confirmed.

Wrightsville Beach native surfs wave that could be a world record

Mason Barnes, a Wrightsville Beach native, gained international attention after surfing one of the biggest waves in the world last October.

Myrtle Beach foundation in need of donations for upcoming Costa Rica surf trip

A Horry County organization has been helping area kids get into surfing for years.

Pro surfer rescues woman struggling in rough water on Hawaii’s North Shore

A professional surfer is being hailed as a hero after rescuing a woman swept into the powerful waves of the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii.

WATCH: Wrightsville Beach native surfs some of the largest waves in the world

When Wilmington native Mason Barnes heard there would be a historic swell coming to one of the world's best surf spots, he hopped on a plane to Portugal.

Surfers ride novelty wave made by ferry in the Cape Fear River

A New Jersey surfer known for highlighting the best and most unique waves around the country has found a special spot here in southeastern North Carolina.

Wahine Classic Surf Competition held at Carolina Beach

he competition has been a New Hanover County staple since 1997, and was started to promote the physical, mental, and emotional well being of women and girls.

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office hosting career fair on Saturday

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is holding a career expo this weekend.

$9M settlement for 2 men wrongfully sent to death row

Lawyers representing two former North Carolina sheriff's deputies have agreed to a $9 million settlement with two half brothers who spent decades behind bars after being wrongfully convicted in the killing of an 11-year-old girl.

Videos show detail of death of inmate at South Carolina jail

In newly released video of the January death of a South Carolina inmate with a history of mental health issues, deputies are seen deploying stun guns repeatedly, kneeling on the man’s neck and back, before he stops moving.

Gov. Cooper lifts capacity & social distancing rules, and most mask mandates

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday announced that the state is completely lifting all mandatory capacity, gathering limits and social distancing requirements, effective immediately.