CAROLINA BEACH – Due to the expected arrival of Tropical Storm Hermine on Friday, the fireworks and live music shows scheduled for that night at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk have been postponed.
According to the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the weekly events, the shows will be moved to Saturday night. The Drew Smith Band will be playing from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the boardwalk gazebo, and the fireworks are set to go off at 9 p.m.
Forecasters are predicting 5 to 10 inches of rain in the Cape Fear region on Friday. Heavy and flash floods are expected, and strong winds could also cause fallen trees and power outages. There is a potential for tornadoes, particularly along the coast, on Friday afternoon, and local beaches are expected to remain at an elevated risk for rip currents.
Other area events have been moved due to the inclement weather, including high school football games. All four New Hanover County high schools, as well as Topsail, West Brunswick and South Brunswick, have had their games moved to Thursday. North Brunswick was not scheduled to play this week.