Holiday festivities culminate this weekend with the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach

Boats are decorated and judged during the parade. Photo courtesy of NC Holiday Flotilla.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Celebrate the holidays, coastal style. The 33rd Annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla and Festival in Wrightsville Beach is happening after Thanksgiving this weekend. The festival and flotilla will take place Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, and includes a tree lighting ceremony and a family festival. The event was named this […]

Santa’s coming! Find out where with this interactive map


Santa Claus is scheduled to visit the Cape Fear area several times before Christmas night, including local tree lighting events. Find out where you can meet St. Nicholas, and get your photo taken with him, on our map below. Do you expect to have Santa Claus making an appearance at your establishment or event? We’ll update […]

Get to know the Cape Fear Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider Foundation was founded in 1984 by a group of surfers who were concerned with health risks associated with the coastal development of one of their favorite surf breaks in Malibu, CA. Their passion for the coastal environment led them to take action, and thus Surfrider was born.     Today, Surfrider has grown into […]

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Chefs from Ceviche’s will represent Wilmington in the Got To Be NC championships this Saturday

Chef Edson Juarez (right) and Executive Chef Sam Cahoon back in the kitchen of Ceviche's. They're traveling to Raleigh this weekend to battle it out in the Got To Be NC Competition Dining Battle of the Champions.

WILMINGTON — The “Got To Be NC Competition Dining Series Battle of The Champions” begins in Raleigh tonight, and three chefs from Wrightsville Beach restaurant Ceviche’s are vying for the chance to be named state champions, pitted against other teams from across North Carolina. Ceviche’s Executive Chef Sam Cahoon and his sous chefs, Edson Juarez and […]

Fall back: A change in time, means a change in your home smoke alarm

Photo courtesy City of Wilmington.

It’s time to “fall back.” The clocks are set to roll back one hour overnight tonight. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 6. Many people across the country will be setting their clocks back one hour before going to bed tonight. But this time of year, isn’t just a time change for your […]

Here are the roads that will be closed in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach for the PPD IRONMAN North Carolina Triathlon

Triathletes will head through Downtown Wilmington for a good portion of Saturday's race. Photo courtesy- IRONMAN North Carolina

The PPD IRONMAN North Carolina Triathlon, formerly called the PPD Beach to Battleship Triathlon, is this weekend in New Hanover County, and several roads in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach will be closed because of it. PPD IRONMAN North Carolina alters bike course due to Hurricane Matthew In downtown Wilmington, where the running and part of […]

PPD IRONMAN North Carolina alters bike course due to Hurricane Matthew

Triathletes will head through Downtown Wilmington for a good portion of Saturday's race. Photo courtesy- IRONMAN North Carolina

WILMINGTON — The PPD IRONMAN Triathlon is set for Saturday, Oct. 22, across the Wilmington area as hundreds of triathletes from all over the world converge on the Port City for this premiere event. While the point-to-point course from Wrightsville Beach to the USS North Carolina Battleship will still serve as qualifying, with 50 age-group […]

Wrightsville Beach under voluntary evacuation due to Hurricane Matthew; bridges not affected

Wrightsville Beach Town Hall. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — The Town of Wrightsville Beach is under a voluntary evacuation due to the expected impact of Hurricane Matthew. The storm is expected to bring about 15 inches of rain to the Wilmington area, so there are concerns of flooding in low-lying areas, according to the town’s public information officer Katie Ryan. However, […]

Hurricane Matthew: Updated closings, postponements and alerts

The sign outside Farmer's Supply in Wilmington asking Hurricane Matthew to turn away from the area. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Updated on Friday, Oct. 7 at 9:40 a.m. Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit the area this weekend. Due to the incoming storm, there have been changes to several events scheduled to take place this week. We will continue to update this list as more information becomes available. Send your cancellations and postponements to […]

Hurricane Matthew’s route changes leave some wondering how to prepare

Boats in the Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville beach were lifted out of the water in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — In Wrightsville Beach, boats and other watercraft were being lifted out of the water and taken away Wednesday morning in preparation for Hurricane Matthew’s expected arrival this weekend. But the storm’s unpredictable path is making it hard for some to fully prepare. On Tuesday, Matthew hit the countries of Haiti and Cuba […]

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