Carolina Beach St. Patrick’s Day tradition has raised $500k for charity

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CAROLINA BEACH – In what has become one of the most popular, locally-driven St. Patrick’s Day traditions over the last decade, the 13th Annual Steve Haydu Lo Tide Run is set for Saturday, March 18. All proceeds from registration fees, sponsors and individual donors are distributed to local cancer victims in financial need. From the […]

Carolina Beach dune-rebuilding event sees record turnout, eyes Kure Beach for 2018

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CAROLINA BEACH – The Cape Fear Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation was out at Carolina Beach for its fourth annual dune-reinforcement project this weekend. The event brought over 120 people to the north end of the beach to help reinforce the area’s deteriorated dune-system. Members of the Surfrider Foundation and community volunteers anchored used Christmas […]

New and luxurious: The once grand Carolina Beach Hotel (part I)

CAROLINA BEACH — The grand, new, three story Carolina Beach Hotel opened for the 1926 beach season near the Carolina Beach Lake, where Carolina Beach School is today. But by September of 1927 it was gone. It had lasted for only two summer seasons. It all began when the Carolina Beach Corporation announced plans for […]

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Here’s where to dump household chemicals and old electronics free and close to home in New Hanover County

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — New Hanover County is giving residents an easy way to dispose of household hazardous waste, and it starts next Monday. The county has created a new, mobile collection unit known as the “Hazwagon.”  Starting Monday, Jan. 16, the Hazwagon will travel to three locations in the county each week to allow […]

With massive protester turnout, Carolina Beach shuts down helicopter tours

"I like win-win situations. I look for them I work hard for them. But I don't see that here." - Carolina Beach Mayor Dan Wilcox.

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  CAROLINA BEACH — The Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10, was packed with protesters, overflowing into the parking lot where people listened to the proceedings over the loudspeaker. So many vehicles arrived that Carolina Beach Police Chief Chris Spivey had to intervene, preventing tow trucks from clearing the lot. It appeared that Alex […]

Carolina Beach to consider contentious zoning ordinance to allow helicopter tours

"We're going to pack that place, standing room only, so they won't be able to ignore us."

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CAROLINA BEACH — The Town Council of Carolina Beach will meet next week to discuss a new zoning ordinance that would allow helicopter tours to operate inside the city limits. The meeting is expected to be crowded and, potentially, heated. The controversy is not about the zoning ordinance per se, but dates back instead to […]