Inside the 2017 West Marine Carolina Cup Graveyard Race (photos/video)

Participants get under way at the 2017 West Marine Carolina Cup Graveyard Race

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — The 2017 West Marine Carolina Cup Graveyard Race stand-up paddleboard (SUP) race kicked off this morning in front of a large crowd and rough seas. Despite the ocean conditions, racers braved the 13.2 mile race around Wrightsville Beach. The “Graveyard Race” began Saturday morning at 9:45 a.m. in front of hundreds of […]

Letter from dad inspires local runner to first-place finish at Wrightsville Beach Marathon


WILMINGTON – The motivation one may use to fuel themselves in an athletic competition varies from person to person. For Wilmington resident Erin Hogston, a letter penned by her late father while he was stationed overseas – found just days before this weekend’s race – helped provide reassurance that dad was watching. Racing conditions were about […]

Where We Live: Take a tour of the highest priced home on the Wrightsville Beach market

"This is not a place you buy for a rental. This is a place you buy because you really want a home and you really want to get away. You really want something that is the best of the best."


Where We Live: A weekly look at the homes in the Cape Fear Region WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — They’re the types of homes that most people can only dream of. The latest “Where We Live” feature takes readers into the world of luxury homes with a tour of a Wrightsville Beach property that has recently been […]

The long run: Planning the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon not a sprint, but a distance race

Runners coming over the Heide Trask drawbridge from Wrightsville Beach over to Wilmington. Photo courtesy- Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon.

WILMINGTON — Similar to how runners are training for the upcoming Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon, the logistics behind setting up an event of this size is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. This spring, upwards of 4,000 participants will take to the streets across the Wilmington area for the eighth edition of what has become […]

Where We Live: Low-maintenance beach property over looks yacht club in Wrightsville Beach

Seapath Tower, 322 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Where We Live: A weekly look at the homes in the Cape Fear Region WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Whether you’re looking for quiet low-maintenance beach living or an investment property in one of the area’s most popular beach settings, the latest feature of Where We Live could have both potentials. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom beach condo is located […]

The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History kicks off the holiday season Saturday with fun for all ages

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — The Wrightsville Beach Museum is holding its 8th annual Jingle Bell 5K Walk and Run on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. The race begins and ends at the museum, using The Loop as the main part of the race course. This race started in 2009 with 200 runners. All registrations went through […]

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