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  1. Visiting Charlotte woman helps make one of 29 Wrightsville Beach ocean rescues on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Lumina News

    Though to many the ocean on Thursday may have seemed calm, Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue made 29 saves yesterday, with several of those coming from the assistance of swimmers and surfers. One of those rescues came after Jennifer Twiggs, a visitor from Charlotte, was the first to reach a distressed swimmer who was being pulled out in the rip current.

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  2. State legislature funds beach renourishment study - Lumina NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Lumina News

    North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed a 2017 budget July 14 that was touted for its raise in teacher salary, but also included a provision that could help Wrightsville Beach and other beach towns persuade the state legislature to fund beach renourishment projects. The $22.3 billion budget includes funding for the Division of Coastal Management, the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Commerce to study readily available data and existing studies on the physical, economic and public safety benefits of coastal storm damage reduction and beach renourishment projects.

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  3. Chicks hatch at county arboretum, drawing dozens of visitorsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Lumina News

    The New Hanover County Arboretum became home to at least nine baby chickens on Tuesday after three weeks of incubation at the county gardens. A project of the New Hanover County 4-H, the arboretum took possession of a dozen chicken eggs three weeks ago, with nine chicks hatching in the incubator on Tuesday and at least one more hatching possible on Wednesday.

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  4. Runners race to benefit wellness program for cancer survivorsRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 10 | Lumina News

    Gutsy winning performances highlighted this year's Tri-Span 5K and 10K, a race held annually for 34 years to benefit the Wilmington Family YMCA's LIVESTRONG program for cancer survivors. About 500 runners took part in the race through downtown Wilmington July 9. They jogged down Water Street Saturday morning, 150 of them on course to complete the 5K.

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  5. Notices to creditorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Lumina News

    All persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate of CLARA M. BISHOP , Deceased, of New Hanover County, N.C., are notified to present the same to the Personal Representative listed below on or before September 16, 2016, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All debtors of the said Estate are asked to make immediate payment.

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  6. Local surfers win at nationals - Lumina NewsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Lumina News

    For the second year in a row, a Wilmington surfer clinched the National Scholastic Surfing Association men's national championship, while a Wrightsville Beach female surfer was named Carissa Moore Rookie of the Year for placing fourth in her first trip to nationals. Gabe Morvil won the Explorer Mens national championship and Leah Thompson finished fourth in the Open Girls under 14 division after the June 26-July 3 competition in Huntington Beach, Calif.

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  7. Hundreds to brave the heat in 10K to benefit LIVESTRONGRead the original story

    Monday Jul 4 | Lumina News

    Saturday, July 9, as many as 700 runners will race in the 34th annual Tri-Span 5K and 10K to benefit the Wilmington Family YMCA's LIVESTRONG program for cancer survivors. The race starts at 7 a.m. in the Cotton Exchange parking lot in downtown Wilmington.

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  8. Wilmington boy wants to pay it forward through fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Lumina News

    When 10-year-old Mack Mejaski struggles with the tics that stem from anxiety attacks, his assistance dog Monroe tackles him with love, lying on top of the Wilmington boy to apply pressure that his mother says calms him. It's just one of the ways the dog donated from paws4people helps Mack cope with dyslexia, ADHD, sensory processing disorder and anxiety.

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  9. police blotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Lumina News

    Wrightsville Beach police arrested a Wilmington woman on Friday, June 24 on charges of failure to appear in court after she was spotted by an officer using both hands to type on her mobile phone while driving and using her knees to steer. Police placed Megan Vandergriend, 31, of Wilmington, under arrest after running her license and registration following a stop that started with officer seeing her texting and driving.

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  10. Wilmington screening of Fly Fishing Film Tour will benefit MasonboroRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Lumina News

    Tickets are now on sale for a fishing film festival that will raise funds for the local nonprofit organization that helps preserve Masonboro Island. The Fly Fishing Film Tour, which has played in 160 North American locations during the course of its history, will hold its first screening in Wilmington at the Ironclad Brewery on July 7 at 6 p.m. All net proceeds will be donated to Masonboro.org, a volunteer-based organization that helps preserve and promote Masonboro Island.

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  11. Wilmington approves project for Water Street parkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Lumina News

    In a not-quite-unanimous vote, the Wilmington City Council took its first step to approve an agreement to redevelop the Water Street public parking deck by demolishing the structure and replacing it with a mixed-use building that will feature commercial and retail space, residential units and a new parking area. The resolution to enter the agreement with East-West Partners Management of Chapel Hill came on a 6-1 vote by the council, with member Paul Lawler being the only dissenting vote.

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  12. A mission in MoldovaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Lumina News

    A friendship has been building between the congregation of Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church and residents of a tiny, landlocked European country called Moldova, and on June 22, a few church members travelled there for a weeklong mission trip. Moldova is about the size of Delaware and New Jersey combined, with a gross national product less than that of New Hanover County, pastor John McIntyre said.

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  13. Wrightsville Beach police use street camera to find plate number on hit-and-run suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Lumina News

    Wrightsville Beach police used a partial license plate number captured from a street camera to find the driver of a truck involved in a hit-and-run last week that left a 77-year-old woman visiting Wrightsville Beach with several fractured bones. Wrightsville Beach police charged Joseph Frank Klus, III, 34, of Wilmington, with felony hit-and-run two hours after the incident occurred at about 3:31 p.m. on Thursday.

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  14. Wilmington fly fish film tour will benefit Masonboro.orgRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Lumina News

    Tickets are now on sale for a local fishing film festival that will raise funds for the local organization that helps preserve Masonboro Island. The Fly Fish Film Tour, which has played in 160 North American locations over the course of its history, will hold its first screening in Wilmington at the Ironclad Brewery on July 7 at 6 p.m. All net proceeds will be donated to Masonboro.org, a volunteer based organization that helps preserve and promote Masonboro Island.

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  15. Wilmington boat takes early money at the Big Rock - Lumina NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Lumina News

    A Wilmington-based team of anglers grabbed the early lead, and share of the $1.9 million purse, during the 58th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament this week. The Marlin Gull, a Wilmington-based, 54-foot Buddy Cannady captained by Kenny Midgett, reeled in a 564.8-pound blue marlin on Monday to win $433,500 and take the lead on the tournament's first day.

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  16. Terry Bradshaw delivers message of encouragementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Lumina News

    Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw had an important message for the hundreds of people gathered at the Wilmington Convention Center on Friday, June 10, for Coastal Horizons Center's annual fundraising luncheon. Bradshaw's primary purpose in Wilmington was to help the nonprofit group raise money for its mission of providing mental health and substance use services.

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  17. Swimming the sound to benefit youth aquatics teamRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2016 | Lumina News

    Balmy weather and calm water brought 72 swimmers out to Banks Channel in Wrightsville Beach Saturday morning for the Swim the Sound to benefit the YMCA's Cape Fear Aquatics Club. About 30 of the swimmers were last minute entrants, race organizer Gavin Spake said, inspired to participate by the ideal weather forecast.

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  18. Interns provide key resources for WB fire departmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Lumina News

    When the first alarm sounded for the fire burning King's Beachwear at Johnnie Mercer's Pier on April 29, a fully staffed engine of six firefighters rushed to the scene from the Wrightsville Beach fire station. Once on scene, the crew was able to start the initial fire attack and make other necessary preparations that ultimately helped keep the fire contained and prevented any injuries to the nearly 50 firefighters that responded.

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  19. pipelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Lumina News

    Enjoy the sounds of Led Zeppelin tribute band Red Zeppelin at the weekly downtown free concert series. The band Sean Olds & Church of The Eternal will open the concert, which is staged across from the Riverwalk in downtown Wilmington.

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  20. Police searching for woman who burned clerk at Eastwood Road Kangaroo with coffee, took cashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Lumina News

    Wilmington police are looking for a woman who threw coffee on a clerk early Friday morning before robbing the convenience store serving the Kangaroo Express gas station near the corner of Eastwood and Military Cutoff roads. Police said the black female, believed to be between 25 and 35 years old, approached the clerk at The Pantry convenience store with the cup of coffee at about 1:30 a.m., appearing ready to pay for it.

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