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2014-03-19 08:26:44

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring one of the toughest, technically elite courses in the world, the fourth annual Carolina Cup is expected to attract more than 700 paddlers to Wrightsville Beach, April 23-27. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140319/PH85971-a Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140319/PH85971-b Catering to a roster of SUP professionals, the Carolina Cup is the first large international race after the winter...

2014-02-25 08:27:43

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stability and speed, agility and endurance, on the water and on the sand, will determine the winners of the 5(th) annual Wrightsville Beach Biathlon when the two sports converge on Saturday, March 22. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140225/PH71130-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140225/PH71130-b) "This race is a good warm-up after a long, cold winter," said Jarrod Covington, Wrightsville Beach...

2013-07-12 16:21:50

WILMINGTON, N.C., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After 20 years serving the Wilmington area and a beautiful and much-deserved renovation to celebrate the milestone, K38 celebrates its official 20(th) Anniversary this Saturday, July 13. The popular midtown restaurant on Oleander Drive was closed for four months for extensive renovations, which were unveiled this May. Though everything received a complete facelift from walls, flooring and windows to a new kitchen infrastructure, the...

2013-02-23 23:03:06

Wrightsville Beach Biathlon seeks best Runners and Stand Up Paddleboarders for Masonboro Trophy competition benefiting SUP Cleanup. Wrightsville Beach, N.C. (PRWEB) February 23, 2013 Four miles running the surf. Four miles stand up paddleboarding the sound. Relay team time to beat: 1 hour, 13 minutes 40 seconds. Jason St. Clair, event chairman, today announced call for entries to find the fastest Run/SUP relay teams in the nation for the 2013 Wrightsville Beach Biathlon. This year's race is...

2012-07-12 02:24:27

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's 20 best surf towns (National Geographic, 2012) will host Surf Gala 2012 and Surfers Healing, an international surf camp for children with autism, Aug. 19-20. Sunday, Aug. 19, Surf Gala 2012 will be hosted by widely acclaimed Port Land Grille. Owners Anne Steketee and husband Chef Shawn Wellersdick will prepare a magnificent multi-course dinner, with an evening of live music, video clips, and silent auction. Diners...

2012-04-17 02:20:20

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After its inaugural launch in 2011, the Carolina Cup quickly became one of the premiere stand up paddle board competitions in the world, drawing paddlers from as far away as California, Canada, Puerto Rico and Hawaii. Open to pros and amateurs, adults and children, the weekend-long event will begin on Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29. According to Co-Chair William Pope, registrations for 2012 far exceed 2011. Thus far,...

2012-04-16 02:27:47

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Is your loved one on the spectrum? Is your child, adolescent, teen, adult relative or someone you know challenged by the symptoms associated with autism? In North Carolina alone, as many as 60,000 families are impacted by autism with one or more members affected by some form of the syndrome that sometimes isolates families and their members from day-to-day activities. For a three-day weekend, April 20-22, Wrightsville Beach invites...

2008-07-29 18:00:30

By Wade Rawlins, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 29--Visitors to North Carolina beaches are swimming at some of the cleanest beaches in the nation according to the annual survey of water quality at public beaches released Tuesday. Nancy Stoner, director of the clean water project for the Natural Resources Defense Council, which compiles the report, said only 1 percent of water samples collected at North Carolilna beaches exceeded the bacterial standards last year. Of 240...

2008-07-22 12:00:41

By Gareth McGrath, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 21--WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH -- The interlopers stepped up their pace when they recognized they had been spotted taking a shortcut through the bird preserve at the north end of this barrier island. But they couldn't move fast enough before they were intercepted by Angela Mangiameli, a conservation biologist with Audubon North Carolina. "They said they were sorry, that they didn't want to walk around," Mangiameli said as she returned to...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By Gareth McGrath, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C. Jul. 15--Stars from John Travolta in "Domestic Disturbance" to the cast of the television series "Surface" have graced the private docks at the end of Lewis Road in Hampstead. But it will take more than Hollywood magic to see the small working waterfront and occasional movie and TV set turned into the first public boat access along Pender County's fast-growing coast. County officials thought they had the funds in hand when the General...