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Monday, May 20, 2024

Update: Wrightsville Beach, Surf City close beaches, Carolina Beach may follow suit [Free read]

Sunrise at Wrightsville Beach (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)
The beaches at Wrightsville Beach have been closed to the public as of Friday (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Update 11:45 a.m. – The town of Surf City announced that as of today at noon it would close all beach access points, town parking spots, and town parks. Carolina Beach has also moved up its special meeting from 4 p.m. to 1 p.m. today

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Just one day after telling Port City Daily it had no plans to close its beaches, the Town of Wrightsville Beach Police Department has announced the beaches would be closed to the public in response to Covid-19.

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“The Town of Wrightsville Beach by order of the Mayor and Chief of Police has closed all beaches (sound and ocean side) and accesses through March 31, 2020. This declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until rescinded or suspended by another applicable declaration,” according to the police department’s Facebook page.

Surf City posted a similar annoucement on YouTube.

At 1 p.m. on Friday, the Town of Carolina Beach will resume its special held Town Council meeting to discuss a state of emergency.

“The Carolina Beach Town Council will continue their recessed special meeting today at 4:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers located at 1121 North Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. Council will consider declaring a State of Emergency as well as discuss the possibility of beach closures,” according to a statement from the town.

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