A flash flood watch is in effect for Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover counties


Heavy rains expected throughout Thursday could cause flash floods, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. The watch includes Pender, New Hanover, Brunswick, Coloumbus, Bladen and Robeson counties. Cities within that area include: Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Leland, Shalotte, Boiling Spring Lakes, Ogden, Burgaw, Lumberton, Elizabethtown, Bladenboro, Whitevilee, Tabor City, Chadbourn, Lake Waccamaw, Seagate, Sunset […]

Wrightsville Beach Elementary named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School

Wrightsville Beach Elementary School. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

  WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Wrightsville Beach Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, marking it as one of the best schools in the country. The school was officially notified today at 1 p.m., according to principal Jackson Norvell. “It’s great to have that sort […]

The America docks in Wrightsville Beach as part of east coast tour – and you can take a tour


  Yachting enthusiasts can take a tour — or excursion — on the iconic sailing ship America this Saturday and Monday. Underway from its home port in San Diego, California, the 139-foot America was built in 1995 as a replica of the schooner America, which defeated the British in a 50-mile race around the Isle […]

23rd Annual Wrightsville Beach Bark in the Park looking for canine athletes

A dog playing catch in a Superman costume. Courtesy photo.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Got a four-legged friend who loves to play Frisbee? The 23rd annual Wrightsville Beach Bark in the Park is looking for participants for its 2016 Hyperflite Skyhoundz Canine Disc Championships. Dogs of all breeds, ages, sizes, colors and experience levels are welcome to register for the free event. Competitors will be scored on […]

Traffic advisory for Wrightsville Beach: YMCA triathlon is being run Saturday

The Wilmington Family YMCA Sprint Triathlon returns to the area on September 17. Photo courtesy- North Carolina Triathlon Series.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – The Wrightsville Beach Police Department is reminding residents, visitors and business owners that traffic will be delayed on Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m., due to the Wilmington Family YMCA Triathlon. The streets that will be most affected by the event will be Causeway Drive (Highway 76), Old Causeway Drive, Dock Street, Seacrest […]

Bacteria levels in local waters normal after Tropical Storm Hermine

People enjoying activities in Banks Channel in Wrightsville Beach on Friday afternoon. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Following storms or flooding events, bacteria levels in coastal waters tend to rise slightly, according to the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. “We usually issue precautionary advisories following storms,” said Erin Bryan-Millush, an environmental specialist with the Shellfish Sanitation and Recreational Water Quality Section of the Division of Marine Fisheries, which falls under the DEQ. […]

Wrightsville Beach to begin using a drone for emergency responses

The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also known as a drone, that will be used by the Wrightsville Beach Fire Department to help with emergency response.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – The Wrightsville Beach Fire Department will begin using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), better know as a drone, to help monitor public safety during big events in the town, as well to assist with search, rescue and assessment operations. The department is participating in a project with DJI International, a company that manufactures […]

Sponsors and items needed for 3rd annual Flavor of North Carolina gala

3rd Annual Flavor of NC logo

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Preparations for the third annual Flavor of North Carolina event are well underway and organizers are still looking for sponsors and items to be auctioned off. According to Carolyn Gonzalez, associate development director of the Good Shepherd Center, which hosts the event, the “casual gala” will feature food, drinks, dancing, games and […]

Historic yachting replica sails into Wrightsville Beach ahead of 2017 America’s Cup

America, courtesy of Troy Sears

Yachting enthusiasts will have the chance to take a tour of the iconic sailing ship America, as the historic replica — destined for the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda — will port in Wrightsville Beach this month. Underway from its home port in San Diego, California, the 139-foot America is set to berth at Carolina Yacht Club in […]

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