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Wrightsville Beach

O'neill Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf-Fest attracted surfers from all over

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video Surfers for the O'neill Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf-Fest flooded Wrightsville Beach this weekend. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue wins regional championship

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videoVisitors to Wrightsville Beach should feel especially safe, after the town's Ocean Rescue Team won a regional championship this week. The team successfully defended their first place overall performance at the United States Lifesaving Associations, South Atlantic Regional Championships. Full story...
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Two new cameras installed on the Wrightsville beach drawbridge

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video The installation of two new cameras is causing some traffic on the Wrightsville Beach Bridge. Full story...
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Ocean Rescue reports low number of saves despite hurricane

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videoOcean Rescue reports an extremely low number of rescues after hurricane Arthur. Thousands of people made plans to head down to the beaches to celebrate this weekend, but many were concerned about the hurricane. Full story...
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Hurricane Arthur doesn't turn away tourists

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video Hurricane Arthur didn't put too much of a damper on anyone's holiday weekend. Full story...
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Arthur threatens $9M Wrightsville Beach renourishment project

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videoThe long holiday weekend means more time in the sand, and this summer there's more sand at Wrightsville Beach thanks to an off-season dredging project. But the threat of a tropical storm or hurricane off our coast could threaten all the work. Full story...
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Rip currents big concern as Arthur approaches, passes

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videoAlong with tropical storms comes a higher rip current risk. Higher winds increase wave frequency creating stronger currents, which make the ocean dangerous for swimmers. Full story...
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Galleria deannexation bill passes in General Assembly

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videoGoodbye, Wrightsville Beach. Hello, Wilmington. A bill to allow the old Galleria property to transfer municipalities has passed in the General Assembly. Full story...
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Galleria shopping center in lawmakers' hands

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videoThe future of the old Galleria shopping center is now up to the General Assembly. Both the Wilmington City Council and Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen approved an inter-local agreement to annex the property Tuesday night. Full story...
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Galleria could have new life if Wrightsville Beach lets it go

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videoYou might have seen the deserted Galleria shopping center on your way to Wrightsville Beach. A new developer is trying to bring the Galleria back to life if the Town of Wrightsville Beach will let it go. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach considering de-annexing Galleria

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The Town of Wrightsville Beach has been contacted by the owner of the former Galleria Shopping Center with a proposal to consider not contesting the de-annexation of the approximately 12-acre parcel located within the Town’s municipal limits. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Murder suspect arrested in Wrightsville Beach

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video A man wanted for allegedly killing a woman in Rowan County has been arrested in Wrightsville Beach. A neighbor found the body of Toney Ann Johnson yesterday morning in Spencer. Police there quickly put out an alert for Rodney Roberto Wallace, 47. Full story...
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Rail repairs to shut down lane on Wrightsville Beach bridge over Banks Channel

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Repairs to the Wrightsville Beach bridge over Banks Channel will close down one lane Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach lifeguards back to work, hoping for safe summer

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videoWrightstville Beach lifeguards are back at their posts for summer. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach dredging project likely to last into mid-June

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videoWork to replenish sand at Wrightsville Beach will last longer than expected. Wrightsville Beach Town Manager Tim Owens says the contractor handling the dredging project and the Army Corps of Engineers have asked for an extension to finish the work. Full story...
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