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Preservation work planned for S. Banks Channel Bridge on Wrightsville Beach

The South Banks Channel Bridge photographed at high tide in the afternoon. (Port City Daily/Preston Lennon) WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH...

Study finds Banks Channel stormwater intervention effective at reducing polluted runoff

Crews install permeable pavement at the Hanover Seaside Club to reduce stormwater runoff and pollutants in 2017. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy...
Every year boaters call Wrightsville Beach home as they make their way up and down the coast, but proposed regulations are causing them to push back against more rules (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Wrightsville Beach revisits talk of boat restrictions, enforcement options

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH --- Boaters visiting Wrightsville Beach might be in for a surprise as elected leaders continue to discuss amending town code to restrict...
The Department of Environmental Quality has issued four swim alerts in Wrightsville Beach along the sound-side of Banks Channel after water samples indicate fecal bacteria levels that exceed state and federal standards. (Port City Daily graphic/Benjamin Schachtman)

DEQ says don’t swim near Banks Channel, elevated fecal waste levels

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH---The Department of Environmental Quality has issued four separate swim alerts in Wrightsville Beach. Enterococcus, a strain of bacteria used to detect the presence of...

Where We Live: Float away in this sailboat home

WILMINGTON --- As a child, Hampstead native Anthony Tatum grew up sailing and living on boats. Seven years ago, he met his wife Stephanie,...