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Fort Fisher

Start of Civil War excited some Wilmingtonians, saddened others

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video The attack on Fort Sumter, less than 200 miles down the coast, stirred up mixed emotions among the citizens of Wilmington on that historic day. Full story...
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History comes alive at Fort Fisher

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video Thousands of people saw history come alive Saturday down in Kure Beach in celebration of the 146th anniversary of the 2nd battle for Fort Fisher. Full story...
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Kids get hands-on lessons in marine science

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Kids are getting a hands-on chance to learn about marine life and how to protect it. The Marine Quest Cape Crusaders Camp was at Fort Fisher today learning about protecting our dunes. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum sends Confederate flag away for preservation

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With gloves on and ready to pack, museum staff wrapped, packed and boxed the second of two Civil War-era flags today. They're going to Minnesota on Monday to be conserved. Full story...
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Civil War battle relived at Fort Fisher

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videoVisitors to historic Fort Fisher this weekend got to experience history. The fort celebrated the second battle of Fort Fisher's 145th anniversary. Full story...
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Music lovers enjoy bluegrass at Fort Fisher

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Music lovers from near and far flocked to the shores of the Cape Fear River to hear some good old fashioned bluegrass this weekend. Full story...
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10 year old drowns off Fort Fisher Saturday

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A weekend trip to the beach turned deadly for a child visiting our area with relatives. It happened at Fort Fisher a little before 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office said 10-year-old Master Emanuel Carter of Sanford... Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Pleasure Island: Historic Fort Fisher

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videoThe Fort Fisher historic site is a quiet place where tourists and locals alike come for a history lesson. More than 140 years ago, a battle raged here, where Confederate troops fought, and lost, protecting the last major coastal stronghold for the Confederacy. Full story...
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Beaches to be safer in Fort Fisher

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Last weekend the stands on the south end of Pleasure Island were empty due to lack of funds for salaries. Today, state parks and recreation confirmed that there is now money to hire four lifeguards and a supervisor. Full story...
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Fort Fisher Ferry about to set sail again

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videoAfter being shut down for repair for two months, the ferry will be re-opening on Monday, February 2. The Department of Transportation had to stop ferry service so they could fix the ramp vehicles use to drive onto the ferry. Full story...
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Ferry closing may hurt local businesses

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videoIf you usually get to Southport or Fort Fisher via ferry you are going to need a Plan B. The Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will be closed through the end of January for much needed maintenance. Full story...
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Swimming advisory in Fort Fisher today

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State environmental officials issued a swimming advisory in Fort Fisher today. Full story...
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Fort Fisher Combat Fun Run

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videoThe Fort Fisher Air Force Base served as the backdrop for a combat fun run on Sunday. The event was a fundraiser for the local non-profit "Step Up For Soldiers" and proceeds will benefit the fallen soldiers memorial in Wilmington which will be dedicated next month. Full story...
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