Uptown Charlotte Welcomes Race for the Cure and Chicago Bears October 4-5

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Courtesy CRVA Charlotte

Photo courtesy of Nate Preston

Photo courtesy of Nate Preston

DeAngelo Williams, courtesy Komen Charlotte and Carolina Panthers

DeAngelo Williams, courtesy Komen Charlotte and Carolina Panthers

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Women’s Surfing Competition Returns to North Carolina – Wahine Classic kicks off week of surf contests, camps

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Photo by Susan Yerry Sessoms

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N.C. diabetes ‘epidemic’ costs billions, Harvard finds; broad-based solutions urged

RALEIGH, N.C. — Diabetes rates in North Carolina have nearly doubled in 20 years, reflecting a rapidly growing “epidemic” that costs billions of dollars in medical spending and a less efficient workforce, a new report from Harvard University says. Continue reading

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Harvard Law School Releases Report on NC Type 2 Diabetes

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Harvard Law School Releases State Report on North Carolina’s Opportunities to Enhance Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes

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Helen Keller Foundation to Support NC Surf Camps for Visually and Hearing Impaired

Indo Jax Surf Camp for Visually Impaired

Indo Jax Surf Camp for Visually Impaired

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Tony Silvagni to receive Newkirk All-Waterman Trophy

Tony Silvagni, photo by Rick Bickford

Tony Silvagni, photo by Rick Bickford

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Mentoring Future Stewards of the Carolina Coast

Courtesy, Richard Johnson, Masonboro.org

Courtesy, Richard Johnson, Masonboro.org

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SUP Season attracts Regional/International athletes to North Carolina

The 12.5 mile "Graveyard" course | The Carolina Cup | benefitting Ocean of Hope, Sarcoma Alliance

The 12.5 mile “Graveyard” course | The Carolina Cup | benefitting Ocean of Hope, Sarcoma Alliance

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Biathlon Seeks Best SUP and Run Athletes For Masonboro Benefit

The Wrightsville Beach Biathlon, benefitting Masonboro Island

The Wrightsville Beach Biathlon, benefitting Masonboro Island

Partial views of Banks Channel SUP and Wrightsville Running courses

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Seymour Johnson 4th Fighter Wing Salutes Risner in D.C. Flyover

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Acclaimed Cold Stroke Classic Returns to N.C. in January

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Leading experts to present Civil War History Weekend in January

Courtesy of Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr.

Courtesy of Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr.

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North Carolina’s Enchanted Airlie Gardens – “A magical place”

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North Carolina Holiday Flotilla Will Celebrate 30th Anniversary

NC Holiday Flotilla, photography by Joshua McClure

NC Holiday Flotilla, photography by Joshua McClure

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NC Surf to Sound Challenge and East Coast Paddle Surf Championship Wrap Competitive SUP Season

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Surf to Sound Champion and Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist, Larry Cain. Photography by Josh McClure

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Final Registration Underway for International Huntington’s disease Forum in Charlotte

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Former NBC Correspondent’s Courageous Mission to Fight Huntington’s disease coming to North Carolina

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Charles Sabine with daughter Breezy

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DeAngelo Williams Challenges NFL Fans to Join Charlotte’s Battle Against Breast Cancer

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DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers, www.panthers.com

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Triathletes from 43 States and 7 Nations Race on North Carolina Coast

Photography by Lumina News / Joshua Curry

Photography by Lumina News / Joshua Curry

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NASCAR Driver Challenges Fans to Join Race in Charlotte against Breast Cancer

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NASCAR’s Taylor Stricklin

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Charlotte symposium reaches out to researchers, physicians, caregivers and patients

Dr. Ira Shoulson, Georgetown University

Dr. Ira Shoulson, Georgetown University

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Uptown Charlotte Welcomes 17th Annual Komen Race for the Cure

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Charlotte Race for the Cure 

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Top chefs support children and families in crisis

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Women’s East Coast Surfing Competition Returns to North Carolina

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Leilani Pickett, photo by Ed Potter

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Huntington’s disease could hold key to Alzheimer’s treatment

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Dr. Donald C. Lo, Duke University Medical Center

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Charlotte, NC to host international symposium on Huntington’s disease

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CRVA Charlotte

 

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Small surf town reaches out to special needs kids and adults

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Surfers Healing / Wrightsville Beach / Photo by Julian Kehaya

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North Carolina pioneering care for Huntington’s disease patients

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Dr. Francis Walker, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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Historic Cottages, Houses, Mansions and Synagogue on Tour

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Duke, UNC, Wake Forest and nonprofit HD Reach collaborate

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World’s best to compete for Carolina Cup in fast growing watersport

World Champion Candice Appleby
World Champion Candice Appleby, California, Quickblade Paddles

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Great Glow Run lights up Historic New Bern

Historic New Bern’s first Great Glow Run, an evening of glowing sights and live entertainment benefits Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia

  

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Biathlon kicks off NC’s SUP Season – Benefits Waterway Cleanup

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2012 Individual Male Champion, Jarrod Covington, Photography by Lumina News/Emmy Errante

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$1 Drive Spells Hope for over 100,000 People with Disabilities

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Inaugural Komen Race in Historic Wilmington to fight breast cancer

Photography by Joshua McClure

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NC Appoints Haywood Newkirk to Coastal Reserve Committee

 

Masonboro Island, Photography by Joshua McClure
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NC Filmmaker Tackles One of His State’s Darkest Hours

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Allen Weiss, filmmaker

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Nurses partner with first-time mothers

Nolan and Amanda

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“One of the world’s best Air Shows” to be presented by Seymour Johnson AFB

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29th Annual NC Holiday Flotilla & Fireworks

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Bill Friday “served by leading and led by serving”

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William C. Friday, president emeritus of the University of North Carolina and an icon of American public higher education, died peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

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Titanic Exhibition coming to North Carolina

For Immediate Release

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Coming to North Carolina
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 All artwork & photos courtesy of: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
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Top Surf Town hosts Surfers Healing and Children with Autism

 

Photo: Julian Kehaya

Photo: Julian Kehaya

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Carolina Cup Welcomes World’s Best in SUP

Carolina Cup welcomes competitors from distant shores to Wrightsville Beach

Anthony Vela, Redondo Beach, CA. | Carolina Cup Graveyard Champ 2011

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3rd Annual World Autism Awareness Weekend

Wrightsville Beach hosts 3rd Annual World Autism Awareness Weekend April 20-22

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NC Film Premieres in Los Angeles, Berlin

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“Masterful Performance” by Mike Wiley

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East Coast Shag Classic

Top Bands at East Coast Shag Classic Raise Funds to Combat Women’s Cancer

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28th Annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla and Fireworks Thanksgiving Weekend

 
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Iron Distance Men and Women converging in North Carolina

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. … Making waves, a record 1,875 triathletes will stroke the waters of Wrightsville Beach during the first leg of the internationally acclaimed Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon.

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Photography by Joshua Curry

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NC Film premieres in the Triangle November 2

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The North Carolina Surf to Sound SUP Challenge

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Lumina News / Allison Potter

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Seymour Johnson Air Show Salutes NC’s “Unwavering Support”

 

Seymour Johnson AFB Salute to NC, ncPressRelease.com

Statewide Campaign. Commanders of Seymour Johnson AFB expressed appreciation to North Carolina for ‘unwavering support’ and extended an invitation to attend an extraordinary Air Show April including the Air Force Thunderbirds and Seymour Johnson’s F15-E Strike Eagle Team. Continue reading

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Izzy Paskowitz Interview – Autistic Children and Surfers Healing

 

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Izzy Paskowitz of Surfers Healing at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort

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Robert Butler of ncPressRelease.com interviews Izzy Paskowitz, co-founder of Surfers Healing, at the Blockade Runner Resort Wrightsville Beach, on August 22.

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Oprah Network features Wrightsville Beach Surf Camp

Oprah Network OWN features Wrightsville Beach in charity Surf Camp Series, ncPressRelease.com
Wrightsville Beach, N.C. … The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will feature surf camp action from Wrightsville Beach on Saturday, August 6, 4-4:30 p.m.  The half hour segment is part of a five hour Oprah marathon titled:  “The Swell Life” with Izzy Paskowitz, head of the family’s surf camp Surfers Healing for kids with autism. Continue reading

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Surf Camps “Pay It Forward”

Charity Surf Camps at Wrightsville Beach, NC include Life Rolls On, in August, ncPressRelease.com

Nationwide Campaign. Charitable Surf Camps for Special Needs Children and Adults; six month schedule of special needs camps by Surfers Healing, WB Surf Camp, Ocean Cure, and Indo Jax. Continue reading

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Results: 7th Annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am

East Coast Campaign. The 7th Annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest features a $20,000 pro prize purse. Surf Fest is one of the largest surfing contests on the East Coast and attracts surfers from around the world.  Photography by Brad Austin Butler

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7th Annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am

East Coast Campaign. The 7th Annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest features a $20,000 pro prize purse. Surf Fest is one of the largest surfing contests on the East Coast and attracts surfers from around the world.  Photography by Brad Austin Butler Continue reading

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3rd Annual North Carolina Epicurious Vino Challenge

Epicurious Vino Challenge of North Carolina

Statewide Campaign to disseminate results of EVC. Professional chefs from North Carolina competed in the Third Annual 2011 Epicurious Vino Challenge, making their best signature dishes to benefit disabled children and adults from Charlotte to the coast. Continue reading

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NC Governor’s Proclamation: Women and Long Term Care Awareness Month

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Statewide Campaign. North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue declares May 2011 to be “Women and Long-Term Care Awareness Month” Continue reading

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“Certain Proof: A Question of Worth” (Latino Media Version)

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courtesy Footpath Pictures

Nationwide Campaign. Latino version release for a North Carolina film has been selected for the 2011 Vail Film Festival. “Certain Proof: A Question of Worth” is a documentary produced by Footpath Pictures. Continue reading

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“Certain Proof: A Question of Worth”

Vail Film Festival, Certain Proof:  A Question of Worth, ncPressRelease.com

courtesy Footpath Pictures

Nationwide Campaign. A North Carolina film has been selected for the 2011 Vail Film Festival. “Certain Proof: A Question of Worth” is a documentary produced by Footpath Pictures. Continue reading

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Itinerary: World Autism Awareness Weekend

Surfers Healing Logo on Shirt, World Autism Awareness Weekend, Wrightsville Beach, ncPressRelease.com

 

Nationwide Campaign. Itinerary release for World Autism Awareness Weekend April 1-3. As many as 60,000 NC families are impacted by children with some form of autism. These families are invited to Wrightsville Beach, April 1-3, to participate in World Autism Awareness Weekend.

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World Autism Awareness Weekend (Latino Media Version)

 

WECT TV and the Host Hotel Blockade Runner for World Autism Awareness Weekend

Photography by Brad Butler

Latino Version: Nationwide Campaign. World Autism Awareness Weekend April 1-3. As many as 60,000 NC families are impacted by children with some form of autism. These families are invited to Wrightsville Beach, April 1-3, to participate in World Autism Awareness Weekend. Continue reading

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Wrightsville Beach Biathlon

Beach shot of Wrightsville in front of Blockade Runner Beach Resort, home of Wrightsville Beach Biathlon, ncPressRelease.com

photography by Josh McClure

Southeast Campaign. Wrightsville Beach Biathlon combines SUP and sprint for 2nd annual event. The endurance of athletes of all ages will be tested over water and across the sand as racers SUP then sprint to the finish line on Saturday, March 26. Continue reading

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World Autism Awareness Weekend

Kayaking at the World Autism Awareness Weekend, Wrightsville Beach, NC, 2011

Photography by Brad Austin Butler

Nationwide Campaign. World Autism Awareness Weekend April 1-3. As many as 60,000 NC families are impacted by children with some form of autism. These families are invited to Wrightsville Beach, April 1-3, to participate in World Autism Awareness Weekend. Continue reading

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Winners: 27th Annual Holiday Flotilla and Fireworks

North Carolina Holiday Flotilla and Fireworks Winners, Wrightsville Beach, ncPressRelease.com

photography by Josh McClure

Statewide Campaign. Winners Announcement. North Carolina Holiday Flotilla and Fireworks Light Up Thanksgiving Weekend. One minute of fireworks for every year the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla has sponsored its lighted boat parade. Now in its 27th year, the fireworks extravaganza is the highlight of a weekend of family fun and entertainment for all ages, Nov. 26-28 Continue reading

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27th Annual Holiday Flotilla and Fireworks

North Carolina Holiday Flotilla, Wrightsville Beach, NC, ncPressRelease.com

photography by Josh McClure

Statewide Campaign. North Carolina Holiday Flotilla and Fireworks Light Up Thanksgiving Weekend. One minute of fireworks for every year the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla has sponsored its lighted boat parade. Now in its 27th year, the fireworks extravaganza is the highlight of a weekend of family fun and entertainment for all ages, Nov. 26-28. Continue reading

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Beach to Battleship Iron Man / Two Battleships Open for Tour

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Mid-Atlantic Campaign. ‘Beach2Battleship’ at Wrightsville, Two US Warships open to the Public. 1,600 athletes from around the world will participate in the internationally acclaimed PPD Beach2Battleship ‘Iron Distance’ Triathlon on Saturday, November 13. Thousands of spectators will witness extraordinary feats of endurance along the 140.6 mile route.

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Results: 8th Annual Red Trout Celebrity Classic / ESPN Coverage

National Results for Redbone Series; Cape Fear Red Trout Classic; Wrightsville Beach; Blockade Runner Resort; ncPressRelease.com

Statewide Campaign. Results for 8th Annual Cape Fear Red Trout Celebrity Classic Tournament benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! We have a wide stable of professional guides ready to provide the finest red drum and trout fishing this region has to offer. ESPN will cover this year’s Tournament! Continue reading

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Military Appreciation Day

UNCW Marine Quest Program; Military Appreciation Day; ncPressRelease.com; Wrightsville Beach, NC

Statewide Campaign. Military Appreciation Day on Saturday at Wrightsville Beach, including military men, women, and their children. Spending a day at Wrightsville Beach with The University of North Carolina Marine Quest Program, IndoJax Surf School and Ocean Cure. Continue reading

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8th Annual Red Trout Celebrity Classic / ESPN Coverage

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Statewide Campaign. 8th Annual Cape Fear Red Trout Celebrity Classic Tournament benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! We have a wide stable of professional guides ready to provide the finest red drum and trout fishing this region has to offer. ESPN will cover this year’s Tournament! Continue reading

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YMCA Triathlon and Sea Turtle Benefit “For Masonboro”

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Statewide Campaign. Triathlon and Sea Turtle Weekend at Wrightsville Beach. Sports fans will wake up early and witness the survival of the fittest of 1,400 athletes racing at Wrightsville Beach during the 32nd Annual Wilmington YMCA Triathlon this Saturday, September 25th. Later in the day: “For Masonboro”, a benefit for the Sea Turtle Program on Masonboro Island will be held at a historic setting overlooking Masonboro Sound.  Continue reading

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“For Masonboro” Sea Turtle Benefit

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Statewide Campaign. Preservation of Sea Turtle habitat on Masonboro Island. Continue reading

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Surfers Healing / Rachael Coleman

Surfers Healing and Rachel Coleman events at Wrightsville Beach, NC; ncPressRelease.com

Statewide Campaign. Awesome Autistic Kids Surf Wrightsville / Rachel Coleman Concert Friday. Two hundred families from across the United States (including a participant from Alaska) are traveling to Wrightsville Beach this week to witness the miracle of Surfers Healing, an international surf camp for kids with autism. Continue reading

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They Will Surf Again and Surfers Healing

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Statewide Campaign. Miss Wheel Chair USA returns to Surf Again at Wrightsville Beach. August 7: They Will Surf Again (Spinal Cord Injuries) August 19: Surfer’s Healing (Children With Autism). Men, women and children with spinal cord injuries return to Wrightsville when Life Rolls On makes its annual stop….

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Results: 6th Annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Championship

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photography by Brad Austin Butler

Statewide Campaign.  Results for East Coast Pro-Am Surfing Competition. July 16-18, surfers will compete for a $20,000 purse at the 6th Annual East Coast REEF/SWEETWATER Pro-Am at Wrightsville Beach. This three-day dip is one of the smoothest events on the entire East Coast attracting national champions to North Carolina’s clean beaches. Continue reading

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6th Annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Championship

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photography by Brad Austin Butler

Statewide Campaign. East Coast Pro-Am Surfing Competition. July 16-18, surfers will compete for a $20,000 purse at the 6th Annual East Coast REEF/SWEETWATER Pro-Am at Wrightsville Beach. This three-day dip is one of the smoothest events on the entire East Coast attracting national champions to North Carolina’s clean beaches.  Continue reading

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Results: 37th Annual Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament

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Southeast Campaign.  Results for The North Carolina Governor’s Cup Series takes over the docks beginning July 1 for the 37th Annual Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament. The four-day holiday ends with a bang over the USS North Carolina Battleship in a Top 10 ranked shower of fireworks over the Cape Fear River. Continue reading

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Outdoor Family Movie Nights

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Local Campaign. On Wednesday, July 7, the green carpet will roll out for families with kids, and coolers, to picnic on the lawn beneath the big screen in Wrightsville Beach Park. Family Movie Night revives the cinematic tradition established on the Wrightsville strand at Lumina Pavilion when outdoor movies were screened at the surf almost a century ago. Continue reading

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37th Annual Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament

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Southeast Campaign. The North Carolina Governor’s Cup Series takes over the docks beginning July 1 for the 37th Annual Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament. The four-day holiday ends with a bang over the USS North Carolina Battleship in a Top 10 ranked shower of fireworks over the Cape Fear River. Continue reading

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