Summer

heat advisory
More dangerous heat in central, eastern North Carolina
It will be dangerously hot again over much of central and eastern North Carolina. Tue, 06/16/2015 - 7:36am
Tips from lifeguards at Carolina Beach.
Lifeguards share tips to keep you safe during Rip Current Awareness Week
This week is Rip Current Awareness Week, and as the weather gets warmer, more and more people are heading to the beach. But it's important to keep safety in mind while you are out having fun in the sun. Sun, 06/07/2015 - 4:46pm
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Summer unofficially kicks off on Pleasure Island
This weekend marks the unofficial start of Summer 2015 and that means everyone is heading out to the beach. The summer is the biggest time of year for beach businesses. Sat, 05/23/2015 - 12:10am
Legion Stadium Pool
Wilmington city pools open this weekend
Wilmington's city pools open this weekend in time for the unofficial start to summer. Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:03am
GASPRICES
Gas prices still look low for summer even after spring surge
Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years. Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:35pm
Profits melted by Mother Nature
This 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. Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:19am
ONLY ON 3: Kids all smiles at ‘Learn More than the Year Before’ event
It 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. Fri, 06/13/2014 - 9:54pm
Sunset Beach death raises safety questions
It'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. Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:03am
Wilmington city pools open Saturday, Memorial Day
Memorial 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. Fri, 05/23/2014 - 7:30pm
Beach Business Booms at Oak Island
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. Mon, 09/03/2012 - 9:38pm