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  1. Passing of the torchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | Lumina News

    Lumina News publisher/editor Pat Bradford has turned the weekly newspaper's publishing and ownership over to news director Terry Lane. Bradford, 63, founded Lumina News in May 2002.

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  2. Hook, line and sinkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | Lumina News

    The up-and-down weather pattern that the month of February has shown so far continues to provide anglers with some fishing opportunities in what is normally the slowest and most mundane month of the year. The continued spring-like conditions with air temperatures reaching into the mid-to-upper 70s and weak winds have allowed anglers to get out and enjoy some offshore time as well as the inshore variety.

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  3. Blockade Runner manager to lead tourism board in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | Lumina News

    Wrightsville Beach will hold a key leadership position in New Hanover County's tourism board in 2017 after Blockade Runner Beach Resort general manager Nicolas Montoya was elected to be the board's chairman, the first from the town since 2012. After two years as vice chairman of the New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority board of directors, Montoya was unanimously elected on Jan. 25 to the board's lead position, from where he said he wanted to elevate the region's tourism and natural attractions as a discussion point on economic development for the region.

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  4. Beach BriefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 1 | Lumina News

    Wilmington crime is at its lowest rate in records dating back to 1993, with robberies, burglaries, larcenies, motor vehicle thefts and property crimes at their lowest, police officials said this week. However, homicides increased in 2016, up to 15 from 12 in 2015.

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  5. Fishermen at odds over state shrimping proposal - Lumina NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Lumina News

    State fishery regulators heard public comments this week on a proposal to limit commercial fishing operations in North Carolina. The year's first government meeting regarding an ongoing dispute pitting shrimpers against recreational anglers set the stage for a key February meeting in Wilmington.

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  6. Viewing, funeral set for Paula SturdyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2017 | Lumina News

    The family of Paula Sturdy has set a Sunday viewing and Monday funeral for the well-known 60-year-old Wrightsville Beach resident who died unexpectedly this week. The viewing is scheduled for Sunday, 2 p.m - 4 p.m., at Coble Ward Smith Funeral Home at 3915 Oleander Dr., Wilmington.

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  7. Paula Sturdy, repeat flotilla winner, dies unexpectedly in Wrightsville BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | Lumina News

    A longtime Wrightsville Beach resident who was a repeat winner of the Holiday Flotilla boat parade died unexpectedly this week after apparently hitting her head after falling in her town home on Causeway Drive. Paula Sturdy, 60, who lived in the Moorings on Causeway Drive, was found by her husband Van Marr on Wednesday evening, Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Dan House said.

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  8. Hook, line and sinkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Lumina News

    With the arrival and now the departure of the latest cold front, frigid temperatures, rain, sleet and wind, the angling prospects for the remainder of the month can be classified as "slim pickins." Of course, there's always a possibility that the day turns sunny and warm and the few who decide to wet a line have some sort of success.

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  9. Diver wins Person of the Year for brave response during shooting incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Lumina News

    When a 600-pound boat propeller needed to be replaced, not many divers in the region knew how to accomplish the task. But local diver Chris Wilshire devised a pulley system that allowed him and a helper to successfully mount the propeller to the boat.

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  10. Wilmington council approves brewery, denies group homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Lumina News

    The Wilmington City Council approved a new brewery on Randall Parkway despite some objections from neighbors on Tuesday night before taking up neighbors' concerns in denying a halfway home off of Covil Avenue. The council voted 6-1 to rezone the property at 3130 Randall Parkway to a community business conditional district for the Flying Machine Brewing Company, though some neighbors said the business would bring noise to the Devon Park neighborhood and potentially create runoff pollution in the nearby pond, prompting one councilmember to vote against the rezoning.

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  11. From fog to snow, Wrightsville on weather - rollercoaster'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Lumina News

    From heavy fog to a 70-degree January day to below-freezing temperatures, Wrightsville Beach welcomed the New Year with a string of fluctuating weather that includes a potential snowfall for this coming weekend. The National Weather Service in Wilmington on Wednesday announced that confidence has increased for an accumulating snowfall on the night of Friday, Jan. 6 and into Saturday morning for areas in southeastern North Carolina and South Carolina.

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  12. The Year in Review 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | Lumina News

    A Charlotte man died on the Wrightsville Beach strand near Public Beach Access No. 2 on Thursday, Jan. 7 from a self-inflicted shotgun wound.

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  13. Dockside parking, SUP on planning board agenda this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | Lumina News

    In the first week of the new year, local governments will take the preliminary step to review planning and zoning changes that could have an immediate impact on development in the Wrightsville Beach area and throughout the county. Both Wilmington and New Hanover County have controversial issues scheduled for their planning board meetings.

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  14. Free trees spread Christmas spirit and loved one's lightRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | Lumina News

    When his brother, Ben, died tragically in 2008, Robert Pickett felt his life was devoid of a special smile and spirit. Seven years later he and his family founded an initiative to prolong his brother's light, which he said would brighten any room, by founding an initiative to donate Christmas trees to families who cannot afford them.

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  15. Hook, line and sinkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | Lumina News

    Despite the approach of the end of December, the fishing has remained fairly consistent for the past couple of weeks and looks to continue being decent into the New Year. Water temperatures are hovering in the mid-to-upper 50s and despite a few cold days and nights the past week, they haven't fluctuated much, probably due to some warm days reaching into the upper 70s.

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  16. Wrightsville receives bid on landfill siteRead the original story

    Dec 14, 2016 | Lumina News

    Wrightsville Beach has a potential buyer for a parcel of land in Wilmington that it used to bury debris from hurricane damage. A Charlotte-based developer has placed a bid on the property in the Mayfaire area.

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  17. Police briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | Lumina News

    A Wilmington man faced several charges after Wrightsville Beach police said he crashed a car on Airlie Drive to evade officers. Anthony Jerrod Parker, 26, of Pauline Drive in Wilmington, was charged with speeding to elude arrest and aggressive driving early Monday morning, Dec. 12. Police said officers could smell marijuana coming from a parked vehicle on Salisbury Street at approximately 1 a.m. When officers looped around to investigate, Parker drove away and did not stop for police sirens, Wrightsville Beach Police Capt.

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  18. Town remembers Wynn 35 years after deadly fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | Lumina News

    Throughout his 30-minute review of the tragic Doak Apartment fire, the town's former fire chief told the crowd at a local restaurant Tuesday night the harrowing tale of two firefighters who, on a cold December night, charged into a burning Wrightsville Beach building to help halt a spreading fire. One of those men, Jon Dennison, sat in the audience, reflecting on the events of which he was an integral part.

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  19. Recent whale sighting excites Johnnie Mercer's Pier anglersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | Lumina News

    When Shelby Heiskell and her boyfriend set out for Johnnie Mercer's Pier on Saturday, Nov. 26 she hadn't planned on catching a whale, just some fish. But guided by her patience and quick reflexes, a whale was indeed what Heiskell caught, on video with her smartphone, as it surfaced near the pier.

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  20. Wrightsville student rentals in scarce supplyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | Lumina News

    Anna Bateman arrived at 4 a.m. Tuesday to camp out in front of Bryant Real Estate's 1001 N. Lumina Ave. office. She rotated shifts with friends Rachel Oxendine and Blaine Blackburn, securing their position as first in line.

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