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Beach briefs: WBS Fall Festival scheduled for Friday at Wrightsville Beach Park

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Wrightsville Beach School’s annual Fall Festival will be held in Wrightsville Beach Park this year, and is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 28, from 4:15-6:15 p.m.  The pirate-themed event will feature a DJ, musician, rock wall, inflatable jump structures and a cake walk.

The school’s parent teacher association (PTA) is organizing the event to raise money for projects at the school. Children will need a wristband to participate in events, specifically the inflatable bounce houses. The bands will be sold for $12, but entrance to the festival is free and open to the public.

Amy Lynn Ford, PTA Fall Festival chair, said the event was moved from Wrightsville Beach School to the park because New Hanover County recently banned inflatables from school grounds. Members of the town’s board of aldermen also had worries about traffic and emergency vehicle access on Coral Drive, which had been closed for the event in past years, and nearby North Channel Drive.

Armed Service Academy deadline Oct. 31

High school students applying for an appointment to a U.S. Service Academy have until Monday, Oct. 31 to get their materials to U.S. Rep. David Rouzer, who can nominate up to 10 candidates for appointments to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Candidates interested in applying may contact Carol Armstrong in the Smithfield office at 919-938-3040 or [email protected]

“It’s an honor to nominate some of the best and brightest students of Southeastern North Carolina to attend a United States Service Academy where they will receive a first-rate undergraduate education and have the opportunity to give back to our nation by serving on active duty as a military officer,” Rouzer said.

Paid parking ends Tuesday

The last day for metered parking in Wrightsville Beach is Monday, Oct. 31. The town will resume its paid-parking collection on March 1, 2017.

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