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Surging ‘E-bike’ popularity raising eyebrows on Wrightsville Beach

This page from a Wrightsville Beach memo lays out the crux of a new conundrum: Beach leaders don't necessarily have a...
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New Year’s Dolphin Dip in Topsail started with 20 neighbors, now it expects 2,000

The 2019 Dolphin Dip near the Surf City Ocean Pier attracted an estimated 2,000 people. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Les Atkins)
Francis Zober, 35, was convicted on numerous criminal charges Monday that stem from a revenge porn case investigated by Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)

Man who evaded arrest by ocean escape, apprehended by jet ski, gets 20 years in rape case

BRUNSWICK COUNTY --- A man who attempted to evade arrest by swimming into the ocean was convicted in a revenge porn case in Brunswick...

Update: Swim advisory lifted in Oak Island after elevated bacteria found

Update: On Thursday, state officials lifted Wednesday's swim advisory. Bacteria levels now meet state recreational swimming standards. The original article appears below: OAK ISLAND ---...
Oak Island Water Rescue saved a young boy in a unicorn float on Sunday after a strong gust of wind sent him floating an estimated quarter-to-half-mile offshore. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Oak Island Water Rescue)

Oak Island shares safety warning after boy in unicorn float drifts a quarter-mile offshore

OAK ISLAND --- As innocuous as they seem, inflatable floats can actually pose a risk to children on seemingly calm beach days. That's according to...
A boat heads down Shinn Creek toward Masonboro Inlet, 7:43 p.m., August 28, 2018. (Port City Daily photo | Mark Darrough)

Development rules near inlets have been basically the same since 1981. This year that could change

COASTAL, N.C. --- Building on the shifting -- yet valuable -- sands near North Carolina's ocean inlets is a business bound by rules that mostly...
Higher water temperatures can contribute to the increase of cases of so-called 'flesh-eating bacteria' in swimmers across the U.S. this year, so far, no cases have been reported in North or South Carolina (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

Eight simple ways to help take care of the ocean

  SOUTHEASTERN N.C. --- It was a good day for environmentalists when the Trump administration signed legislation aimed at expanding cleanup efforts in the world's...
State water quality testing revealed elevated bacteria levels at three ocean-side sites in Brunswick County. (Port City Daily photo/File)

Elevated bacteria levels at three ocean-side sites in Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY --- State water quality tests reveal three ocean-side sites in Brunswick County have elevated levels of bacteria. The levels exceed state and federal...

Catch these three surf events this summer

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH---Whether you're a surfer or spectator, there are a few events coming up in Wrightsville Beach where you can catch some waves. This August,...