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Summer

Profits melted by Mother Nature

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videoThis summer has been a bit of a mixed bag for business at area beaches. What Michael Velez says, he says with a smile. He said running Carolina Beach Creamery has been a dream come true, of sorts. But, a bit of a letdown too. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Kids all smiles at 'Learn More than the Year Before' event

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videoIt was the last day of school in New Hanover County, and kids are ready to get out of the classroom and into summer vacation. But one Wilmington man is making sure they don't forget everything they've learned when they head home. Full story...
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Sunset Beach death raises safety questions

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videoIt's a question that comes up this time of year. How safe are our beaches? After several drownings at Brunswick County beaches in 2013, lifeguards became a hot topic. But, the town never implemented them. Full story...
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Wilmington city pools open Saturday, Memorial Day

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videoMemorial Day weekend means it's time to make a splash. Wilmington's city pools and the Northside Splash Pad are opening up so you can cool off. Full story...
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Beach Business Booms at Oak Island

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video Tourism dollars can make or break a business at the beach. One Oak Island man took a risk and opened a restaurant in the heart of the recession. Thanks to a busy summer, that risk paid off. He's not the only one seeing dollar signs. Full story...
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Local groups provide thousands of meals for kids

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videoGolden Corral and other organizations partner to feed children. Full story...
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Explore With George: Summer Outlook

Well the official start of summer is just around the corner... the solstice occurs on Wednesday June 20-th to be exact. George Elliott has a preview of what he feels mother nature has in store for us this summer.

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Business owners say summer season was 'great' despite Hurricane Irene

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videoFor most beach towns, Labor Day Weekend is considered the end of the summer season; and although the weather is beautiful this holiday weekend, is it enough to get people out and about to make up for last weekend's losses due to Irene’s visit? Full story...
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Crowds flock to Carolina Beach to kick off summer

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People flocked to Carolina Beach to enjoy the Memorial Day holiday today. The beach was packed this afternoon as people celebrated with a day off from work. Full story...
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Sunshine and summer temps mean beaches full of families and friends

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After a long, cold winter and a stormy spring, the summer weather has arrived, and beach goers are out in full swing this weekend. Full story...
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Carolina Beach is trying to make quick fixes before summer

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video Carolina Beach town officials are at it again. The town's Road Diet Committee met to find quick fixes for their traffic congestion and safety concerns in the beach town. Now the town is asking for input from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to see what it thinks is the best way to go about making changes for Summer 2011. Full story...
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Out-of-towners enjoy the beach for first day of summer

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videoBring on the lazy days of summer. The season has officially begun. With temperatures soaring into the 90’s all weekend, it was easy to tell. WWAY's Margo Gray talked with folks who found the best place to cool off. Full story...
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Keeping your children busy this summer at the Children's Museum of Wilmington

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We have been talking a lot lately about how to keep the kids busy this summer. Two women from the Children's Museum of Wilmington were on set and they had plenty of ideas for the kids to enjoy. Full story...
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Families enjoy summer at Poplar Grove

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It was a special day at the Poplar Grove Farmer's Market. Parents and their children got to pet some farm animals, ride a horse, and explore the market. Full story...
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Programmable thermostats can lower cooling bills

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It can be hard to find a happy medium. You return home from work to a boiling house, or your energy bill is through the roof because you leave the A.C. on all day. Full story...
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