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Dozens rescued from rip currents in Carolina Beach

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — With summer well underway and so many headed out to the beach, rip currents continue to be a major threat to swimmers. In the past few days alone, dozens have been rescued at Carolina Beach.

Denise West was at Carolina Beach all afternoon. Though the weather was great, swimming conditions were less than desirable. Since this past weekend, rip currents have been at high risk.

“We’re having a great time except for the current,” West said. “It was a little scary. As the day went by, it got a lot worse.”

“Yesterday I also came to the beach and it wasn’t as bad,” said Santiago Cruz, who is vacationing in Carolina Beach from Charlotte. “I don’t know if it’s the wind or what it is but it’s getting tougher.”

CBOR says lifeguards have had their hands full, with nearly 40 assists and rescues from rip currents on Tuesday alone.

“We heard whistles being blown,” West said. “Part of the beach was cut off when we got here. We couldn’t go down near the pier.”

“It will just take you in,” Cruz said. “Just like that. It will take you down.”

Simon Sanders, director of CBOR says the rip currents have been stronger than normal, caused by the rougher surf and outgoing tides. He says two hours before and after low tide is the most dangerous time to swim.

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Six locations designated as landmarks

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Celebrating 50 years of historic preservation this year, the city’s preservation efforts began in 1962 as the Architectural Review Board (ARB) and subsequently became the Historic District Commission (HDC).

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Texas child aids local museum

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Chloe Crosby decided to sell lemonade and donate any money she made to the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach.

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Voters choose Senate candidates for November ballot

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After Tuesday’s primary runoff, four men advanced to the fall general election.

In the 44th State Senate District, Republican David Curtis defeated incumbent Chris Carney. Curtis will face Democrat Ross Bulla in the fall. Carney was the only incumbent senator involved in a runoff.

Ronald Rabin secured the Republican nomination in the state’s 12th State Senate District, beating back challenger Don Davis. Rabin will face Democrat Brad Salmon.

Democrat Robert B. Clark III beat Billy King in the 21st State Senate District. He faces no Republican challenger.

Jeff Tarte secured the 41st State Senate District and he also faces no November challenger. The redrawn Mecklenburg district drew a crowded GOP primary field.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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StarNews Media launches new magazine

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

‘Better Living’ is aimed at area’s baby boomer population

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