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Paddlers enlisted in search for threatened turtles

For three Saturdays in May, dozens of teams of canoers and kayakers will explore the tidal creeks behind Wrightsville Beach and Masonboro Island Reserve...

Proposed county tax bump broached at budget meeting

A request to increase the county property tax rate is anticipated when county staff present a budget to the New Hanover County Commissioners for...

Protest postpones tree trimming  

Scheduled trimming of the remaining two trees on Live Oak Drive by Duke Energy and Pennsylvania-headquartered contractor Asplundh Tree Expert Co. was temporarily halted...

Duties converge, conflict in transparency efforts

Police officers and deputies can benefit from transparency and public confidence in local law enforcement, but when some efforts to maintain open operations instead...

Double waterfront lot granted stormwater variance

The Wrightsville Beach Board of Adjustment granted Christopher Parker a variance to build his home closer to the water than the town’s stormwater ordinance...

Wrightsville sand-funding fixes in progress

Efforts are underway by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete reports that could impact the future of federal funding for Wrightsville Beach’s...

Hobbling in heels

  Wrightsville Beach Police Department Investigator Matt Monroe’s coworkers could not pass up the opportunity for a photo shoot when Monroe sported a pair of...

Beach race honors past student, adapts for future growth

More than two hundred runners are expected to gather at Johnnie Mercer’s Pier March 21 for a morning beach run, bagel and brotherhood, offered...

Citizens, lawmakers called to end tax credit crisis

The story of cities and towns across North Carolina is told through historic buildings, said N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz following...

Spring scarp shaped by natural, manmade forces

An escarpment, head-high in places, has greeted some beachgoers in Wrightsville Beach taking advantage of spring conditions early in March. Erosion of this kind is...

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