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Keeping our local beaches beautiful is not an easy task and comes at a high cost. Currently beach nourishment and inlet dredging projects are two ongoing projects that are mostly supported by federal funding.
A Sept. 10 fundraiser for David Rouzer, Republican candidate for North Carolina's 7th congressional district, at Mayor Bill Blair's home in Wrightsville Beach raked in close to $30,000.
A Wrightsville Beach Police officer on patrol around midnight, Wednesday, Sept. 3, began following a vehicle down Causeway Drive after noticing the vehicle stop halfway into the intersection of Causeway Drive and Waynick Boulevard for a red light.
The Board of Aldermen in Wrightsville Beach will look at a proposal from the Chief of Police to move forward with plans to install security cameras near the Crystal Pier. The area was always on the town's long-term plan to upgrade security features across the island, but recent cases of crime near the Oceanic Restaurant sparked a push to get the camera installations underway.
All parents of children enrolled at Wrightsville Beach School are invited to the third annual Sunset Social, hosted by the Wrightsville Beach School Foundation Sept. 16. Aimee Jones, foundation president, said the event is planned to educate parents about the needs of students and teachers at Wrightsville Beach School, but also to connect parents in a fun setting.
New preliminary floodplain maps could usher in more lenient flood zones and lower base flood elevations on Wrightsville Beach, but early reactions to the maps drew mixed responses from local authorities. Wrightsville Beach Director of Planning and Parks Tony Wilson said the preliminary maps are an improvement from the effective maps, adopted in 2006.
September 10th is the historical peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. While this season has been a quiet one, southeast North Carolina has still felt the effects of a few named systems.
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC Sept. 9. 2014 - The N.C. Coastal Federation is hosting the inaugural "Cruise for the Coast" to celebrate our estuaries and support the federation's education programs.
North Carolina Department of Energy and Natural Resources water quality officials issued three swimming advisories for the waters of Banks Channel in Wrightsville Beach Tuesday, Sept. 9. The first was issued for the public access between Snyder and Seashore streets; the second, for the public access between Taylor and Bellamy streets; and the third, for the public beach access at the corner of Waynick Boulevard and Sunset Avenue.
N.C. Department of Energy and Natural Resources water quality officials lifted water quality swimming advisories for two locations along Banks Channel in Wrightsville Beach Thursday, Sept. 4. The advisories were lifted because water testing showed that bacteria levels dropped below the NCDENR and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's standards set for swimming and water play.
The City of Wilmington and other organizations have been working to improve water quality through different best management practices. Now, the North Carolina Coastal Federation is spreading the word about how people can help this cause on their own property.
The Wrightsville Beach Longboard Association recently awarded Tristen Harbowy and Andie Cuiffo each a $1,000 David L. Nash Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:31 pm
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