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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — After the City of Wilmington declined to recommend an ABC permit for the 15th Annual Wing Fling, the event is heading to Pleasure Island.

Lynnea Mallalieu, the faculty advisor for the UNCW students organizing the event, tells WWAY Wing Fling will be held March 26 at Cape Fear Blvd. and Canal Street near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.

Mallalieu says the Town of Carolina Beach signed off on the alcohol permit, which is on its way to Raleigh for final approval by the state ABC.

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  • Jerry Dockery

    The island has been a regular part of my life since 1949 when my family started coming here. I retired to the family beach house in 1999 and we love it here. I noticed this morning that the Wing Fling is SOLD OUT so I guess we will have a lot of great folks coming down to enjoy our hospitality.

    For all of you who do not know, our police are very experienced in handling these events so behave yourselves and enjoy your day here.

    PS….don’t drink and drive. Our motels have incredible deals this time of year and it is a lot better than paying a DUI.

  • Rose Phelps

    First let me say I think its a great idea to host the wing fling at Carolina Beach! Not only does it boost local business but it gives people the oppurtunity to view the wonderful enhancements that have taken place on the beach but the boardwalk area as well. As a citizen and family business owner at Carolina Beach I feel I can put my two cents in. I have read the negative comments that some have offered, so for those people with those negative narrow minded citizens just stay home or go to Myrtle Beach or any other beach and see if those beachs have any homes for sale. The Carolina Beach police dept have many officers to handle this situation and PEOPLE let them do their jobs! Lets focus on the Northend problems or let me guess you don’t have a four drive so you don’t get out there, lol Ok, enough Oak Island, Holden Beach is really boring so that might be the beachs you want to consider to live!! Give something a chance before you start bashing Our Mayor and council quit being such a stick in the mud! Did you EVER have fun, come on Lets keep Pleasure in Pleasure Island!

  • guest2644

    What a perfect place for the Wing Fling…it fits. I hope they have a huge turnout for the event! Of course let’s see…they’ll have to have lots of extra police on duty to tend to the crowds, drunks, direct traffic, write out parking tickets, etc. It will be interesting to see how much traffic WILL be down there, perhaps then the council will reconsider the mess they have made with the new traffic design? Good luck finding parking spots folks.
    A good idea might be to have cops stop people on the way OFF the beach that afternoon, perhaps catch some DWI’s.

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