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Pleasure Island

Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival unveils artwork

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The 19th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival has unveiled the artwork for this year's event. The painting of a tropically-inspired musician playing the blues as sunset descends over the Cape Fear River is by Wilmington's Barton Hatcher, who grew up in Bladen County. Full story...
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Pleasure Island free concert postponed

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Due to the threat of bad weather, the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce has postponed the free concert scheduled tonight at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach. Full story...
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Fireworks, festivals, fun mark Independence Day across the Cape Fear

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video There's plenty of fun to be had across the Cape Fear in honor of the 236th birthday of our country's independence on the 4th of July. Full story...
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27th Carolina Beach Music Festival cuts a rug on the sand

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Area shaggers and beach music lovers enjoyed a day of fun in the sun in Carolina Beach. The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce hosted the 27th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival at the historic boardwalk. Full story...
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Reward offered after decapitated sea turtle found at Pleasure Island

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video A reward is being offered after an endangered sea turtle was found dead at Carolina Beach. What has some people up in arms, is what may have happened to creature. Someone found the young Kemp's Ridley sea turtle Tuesday along the sand underneath Snow's Cut Bridge. Its head was missing. Full story...
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Public discussion on road closure to build ocean-front hotel in Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach Town Council also held a public hearing to consider closing a portion of Carolina Beach Avenue North in order to move forward in building a hotel on the north end of the boardwalk. Full story...
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Town Council approves parking fee hike in Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach will see an increase in parking fees this spring. Town Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to extend pay parking by two hours from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Council also voted to increase hourly parking rates by $0.25 to $1.50/hour. All-day parking will also go up one dollar to $8/day. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Shopping Spree

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video Come out this weekend to the Pleasure Island Shopping Spree. Full story...
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Construction of KB Ocean Front Park underway, not without hiccups

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video The project, located on Atlantic Avenue, will include public restrooms, a playground and pavilion. The new space has been many years in the making and about $4 million from the town and grants for its development. There was a hiccup in the construction of the 3,500 square foot pavilion. Full story...
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Salty Paws Festival tail wagging good time

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Carolina Beach Lake went to the dogs on Saturday for the second annual Salty Paws Festival. Hundreds of people and their four legged friends made their way to the fundraiser to support the nonprofit organization Saving Animals During Disasters. Full story...
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