"I'd hate to see that," Gervase said. "I really would, but I look at other towns that have done that and I can't help but think maybe they've gone along the same path and they're just a couple years ahead of us."
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.
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.
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.
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.