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  1. Swimmers race pier to pier in memory of Wrightsville watermanRead the original story

    Saturday May 21 | Lumina News

    May 21, swimmers from around the country stroked from Johnnie Mercer's Pier to Crystal Pier in memory of a former swimmer and Wrightsville Beach lifeguard who died in a 2013 mountaineering accident. Despite a forecast of thunderstorms, 107 swimmers took part in the third annual "Stoked to Go Out" Grey Liston Memorial Swim.

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  2. Environmental advocates join hands at WrightsvilleRead the original story

    Saturday May 21 | Lumina News

    About 40 environmental advocates lined up and joined hands near the water's edge at Wrightsville Beach May 21 for the annual Hands Across the Sand event that, this year, served as both a protest and a celebration. Last year's event protested offshore drilling, but since then, the federal government has announced it won't allow offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean through 2022.

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  3. Duke Energy Foundation grant funds expansion of Masonboro Island field trip programRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | Lumina News

    Soon, every fifth grader in New Hanover County may have a chance to visit Masonboro Island, after Masonboro.org announced during it's fundraiser Thursday that the Duke Energy Foundation awarded the nonprofit a $35,000 grant to the nonprofit organization. Masonboro Island Explorer program.

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  4. Hands Across the Sand this Saturday at WrightsvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 19 | Lumina News

    This Saturday, May 21, people on Wrightsville Beach and 13 other beaches along North Carolina's coast will line up by the water's edge and join hands to stand against offshore seismic testing and for alternate energy sources. Wrightsville Beach's Hands Across the Sand event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crystal Pier.

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  5. WB plays host to celebrity weddingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Lumina News

    Wrightsville Beach was the setting for a celebrity wedding last weekend, as the contestant on a popular reality show hosted guests at a private home on the island before concluding the festivities at Bluewater Grill. Several celebrity news websites covered the wedding.

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  6. Staff photo by Emmy ErranteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Lumina News

    Hanchey's Produce sells their wares at the Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market May 16 in Wrightsville Beach Park.

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  7. Researchers not likely to find cause of shark's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Lumina News

    Sometime last fall, a great white shark in the Atlantic Ocean took a tremendous bite out of a 50-pound black drum, swallowing nearly two-thirds of the 4-foot-long fish. It was the last meal of the shark that on Dec. 7 would wash ashore on Wrightsville Beach, a University of North Carolina Wilmington biology professor studying the animal said this week.

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  8. Harbor Way Garden upgrades part of garden club's yearly agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Lumina News

    Improved lighting and the addition of playground equipment will be part of the upgrades the Harbor Island Garden Club has planned for the Harbor Way Garden at Wrightsville Beach Park. After being re-elected for another year as the club's president on Friday, Melynda McNeil said the club had several initiatives prepared for the coming year, including projects for its children's club at Wrightsville Beach School and its role as host for a regional meeting of garden clubs.

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  9. Drone helps WB prepare for hurricane seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Lumina News

    While Wrightsville Beach hasn't been in the direct path of a major storm for years, it is still important for both residents and the town to plan for one, said town manager Tim Owens as the state observed Hurricane Preparedness Week May 15-21. "Everyone who has property on the island or near the coast should have a contingency plan in place," he said, "like making sure all your insurances are up to date."

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  10. Diver swims under fire to end shooting episode at marinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Lumina News

    It was a typical Thursday afternoon at Wrightsville Marina when diver Chris Wilshire was working on cleaning a boat at the marina. Suddenly, an all-too-familiar crack in the air brought Wilshire back to his Marine Corps training.

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  11. Bystanders rescue drowning man at WrightsvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Lumina News

    A group of bystanders - that included a doctor and a nurse - pulled a drowning man out of the ocean at Wrightsville Beach's Johnnie Mercer's Pier Saturday, May 14, and gave him cardiopulmonary resuscitation until lifeguards arrived and restored his breathing and consciousness. The man was responding to questions when he was transferred off the beach.

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

    Wednesday May 18 | Lumina News

    If you haven't yet had a chance to wet a hook during the month of May, I wouldn't wait too much longer, as this month has been one of the best that our area has seen in quite some time and while it is not showing any signs of slowing down just yet, it's bound to happen sooner or later. It's hard to believe that we're only in the middle of the month.

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  13. Playground equipment, tree lighting part of Harbor Way Garden upgradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 15 | Lumina News

    Improved lighting and the addition of playground equipment will be part of the upgrades the Harbor Island Garden Club has planned for the Harbor Way Garden at Wrightsville Beach Park. After being re-elected for another year as the club's president on Friday, Melynda McNeil said the club had several initiatives prepared for the coming year, including projects for its children's club at Wrightsville Beach Elementary School and its role as host for a region meeting of garden clubs.

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  14. file photo. South end of Wrightsville Beach and Masonboro Inlet.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 15 | Lumina News

    Access to Wrightsville Beach will be limited in some areas on Monday morning as the Army Corps of Engineers and private contractors will conduct coastal mapping on the south end of the island. The town will close three portions of the beach between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 16 to reduce the risk of dangers to pedestrians.

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  15. Expanded Wilmington MLS features help promote environmental...Read the original story

    Friday May 13 | Lumina News

    Finding and developing environmentally properties in the Wilmington area will be easier with a feature of the Wilmington-area expanded real estate Multiple Listing Service. When the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors expanded the MLS system to include 10 neighboring systems, it allowed for the MLS to list "green certifications" that can help residential and commercial buyers focus on sustainability, said commercial real estate appraiser Elise Rocks at a U.S. Green Building Council North Carolina event on climate change at Bluewater Grill in Wrightsville Beach on Thursday evening.

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  16. Town sets rules for holiday parking in church lotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 13 | Lumina News

    For years, at least four churches around Wrightsville Beach have been letting beachgoers use their parking lots on busy weekends. Now, on the busiest holidays, the town will have some measure of control over the situation.

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  17. New restaurant approved for former Buddya s locationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 12 | Lumina News

    The owners of King Neptune Restaurant will open a second Wrightsville Beach restaurant at 13 E. Salisbury St. in the building previously occupied by Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar. Tom Kievit, manager of Coastal NC Real Estate LLC, recently bought the building.

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  18. Tonighta s agenda: new restaurant, church lots, Old Causeway Drive parkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 12 | Lumina News

    Tonight at 5:30 p.m., the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen will hold its monthly meeting. Three public hearings are on tonight's agenda.

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  19. WB Farmers Market kicks off with nine new vendorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 11 | Lumina News

    Monday, May 16, 20 craft and food vendors will sell their wares in Wrightsville Beach Park, marking the first day of the island's summer farmers market. This year's market, held every Monday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through September 26, includes longtime participants like Sea Love Sea Salt and Hanchey's Produce as well as nine new vendors.

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  20. Committee approves marketing budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 11 | Lumina News

    Room occupancy tax collections the last few months are the highest they've ever been for this time of year, which means Wrightsville Beach has more money to spend on marketing: $278,000, a budget the town's marketing committee members finalized during a May 10 meeting. "A lot of times we're in here having to cut things," said Shawn Braden, Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau vice president.

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