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Plan to turn Blockade Runner into condos falls through

videoA landmark hotel at Wrightsville Beach was supposed to be turned into condo's, but now plans have changed. The owner of the Blockade Runner says he's not surprised the sale fell through. In February the property was sold to two local men who wanted to transform the hotel rooms into condominiums.

End of summer means less help for some local businesses

This weekend marks the end of the summer beach season, and by most indications it has been a good one for local businesses.

UNCW holds annual Beach Blast

videoIn the past UNCW's beach blast has caused major headaches for residents of Wrightsville Beach and those who have to clean up. So far officials say there have been no problems with things such as alcohol, litter and out of control behavior.

Students, surfers, celebrities pick up beach trash

videoKeeping our beach areas environmentally healthy and looking good is important for any number of reasons. The trash and debris left by visitors can take a toll. More than 100 volunteers converged on Wrightsville Beach this weekend to make a difference.

Novices, veterans compete in surf competition

videoFrom novices to seasoned veterans, more than 100 female surfers took to the waves this weekend to compete in the east coast Wahine surfing competition.

Wrightsville Beach fire leaves many homeless

videoA fire at a Wrightsville Beach apartment house has left a number of people homeless. Investigators say a pot of cigarette butts ignited on the third floor deck. The fire quickly spread to the vinyl siding of the house.

Autistic kids get chance to surf

videoSome 160 families showed up at Wrightsville Beach Thursday morning so kids with autism could learn how to catch a wave.

Boat donated to Wrightsville Beach Police

Wrightsville Beach Police will soon have easy access to the water. The police department has never had its own boat, until now.

Pier is local landmark

videoIf you've ever visited Wrightsville Beach, there's no doubt you've caught a glimpse of Johnny Mercer's Pier -- a local landmark and as one man describes "the gem of this beach town."

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Snake lands on Mississippi woman as she opens her front door

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Sen. Tillis: Trump to extend offshore drilling pause to NC

One of North Carolina's U.S. senators says President Donald Trump told him he'll add North Carolina to a list of states whose coastal waters won’t be subjected to offshore drilling for a decade.