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Topsail Beach Police urging caution after 62-year-old drowns

The Topsail Beach Police Chief is urging swimmers to be careful after a man drowned on Wednesday afternoon. 

ABC’s Gio Benitez gets in the ocean to experience strength of rip currents

ABC News' Gio Benitez takes to the waters to show you potentially life-saving tips.

New lifeguard towers headed to North Myrtle Beach beaches

Lifeguards in North Myrtle Beach received a major upgrade to assist in patrolling the beaches for the coming beach season.

Brunswick County parents want more water choices in schools

The New Hanover County Association of Educators is working on a plan to give bottled water to families as concerns continue about GenX and other contaminants.

Researchers found GenX levels dozens of times higher than health standard

We are now learning more about the levels of GenX in our water. During the forum WWAY hosted along with StarNews and WHQR Wednesday night, panelists said they were encouraged the levels have gone down.

Local National Black Leadership Caucus hosts GenX forum

Discussion about GenX continued Tuesday night as one organization led a series of forums they call 'Crimes Against Humanity.' The forum was the first of a seven on their list. Tonight's event targeted the lack of communication over what the area has been experiencing with GenX.

Wrightsville Beach lifeguards place 3rd at regional competition

A group of local lifeguards spent the past few days competing in a regional competition in Jacksonville, Florida. We are happy to say they brought home the bronze!

CFPUA looks to broaden water testing

After receiving some good news about recent levels of GenX in its water, The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority wants to start testing for other compounds.

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Young UNCW Women’s Basketball team facing challenges head on

It's been a summer and fall full of challenges for the UNCW Women's Basketball team. Two weeks ago practice was shut down due to a covid-19 cluster, cutting off-season workouts short.

US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, and have stolen data from at least two servers.

Local experts weigh in ahead of second and final presidential debate

The stage is set for the second and final presidential debate Thursday night.

State urges New Hanover County to further enforce Covid restrictions

Governor Cooper sent a letter to County Commissioners Wednesday, classifying New Hanover County as "an area of concern," and asking leaders to consider additional local action.