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Beach town marketers wield robust budget as strategies are adapted post-Covid

The Wrightsville Beach marketing budget makes room for payments to influencers and a targeted social media strategy. (Port City Daily/File)

‘They have abandoned us.’ Sand assessments could cost beachfront Oak Islanders up to $27,000

Oak Island's shoreline has lost 300 feet in a 20-year period. The island is considering levying sand assessments against property owners,...

On a mission to smash a Wrightsville Beach monopoly, umbrella dealers face uphill battle

Dealing beach chairs and umbrellas to visitors is a trade reserved for oceanfront hotels and clubs on Wrightsville Beach. Attorneys hired...

Surging ‘E-bike’ popularity raising eyebrows on Wrightsville Beach

This page from a Wrightsville Beach memo lays out the crux of a new conundrum: Beach leaders don't necessarily have a...
Despite being closed in portions, plenty of people can be seen out on the beach observing the beach nourishment process (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Federal spending bill makes way for local beach projects

Beach renourishment projects are primarily funded by periodic congressional allocations and overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Port City...
Property owners at Freeman Park are claiming the town has failed to protect their land and are asking for a Jury Trial to halt all unauthorized activities of their land (Port City Daily/Courtesy Carolina Beach)

Carolina beach limits vehicle access to Freeman Park, no camping until Labor Day

Due to expected erosion and large crowds over the next several weeks, Carolina Beach has placed various restrictions on access to...
Property owners at Freeman Park are claiming the town has failed to protect their land and are asking for a Jury Trial to halt all unauthorized activities of their land (Port City Daily/Courtesy Carolina Beach)

Cape Fear area beaches reopen in time for Memorial Day, some restrictions still in place

As beach towns prepare for Memorial Day Weekend restrictions continue to be loosened. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Carolina Beach)

Kure Beach bucks the trend, keeps short term rental restrictions in place [Free read]

KURE BEACH --- Despite their close proximity in New Hanover County, the three beach towns have taken...
Wrightsville Beach sees an increase in water needed during summer months, but after a well in the town was taken off-line, the town entered into an agreement with CFPUA (Port City Daily/Courtesy Town of Wrightsville Beach)

Wrightsville Beach extends parking closures and short-term rental prohibition until May 8 [Free read]

The Town of Wrightsville Beach appears to be in violation of open meeting laws in North Carolina (Port City Daily/Courtesy Town...
Wrighstville Beach (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Mayor says Wrightsville Beach will open beaches for ‘limited activities,’ no timeline given yet [Free read]

Wrightsville Beach will be opening the beaches for 'limited access.' (Port City Daily/Michael Praats) WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH --- While...