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Wrightsville Beach

Beach businesses hope storms won't dampen Labor Day weekend

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The tropics are churning. Hurricane Danielle is well out at sea, but expected to cause severe rip currents along our coast this weekend. And right behind her, there's Tropical Storm Earl. Full story...
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Ohio woman drowns at Wrightsville Beach

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An evening swim turned deadly last night at Wrightsville Beach. Police say an Ohio woman drowned while swimming in the ocean near the 700 block of South Lumina Avenue. Full story...
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Lifeguards say stay out of the water

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video Tropical storm Colin left beach goers seeing red this weekend. Red flags, that is. Full story...
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Crews to fix Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge next week

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Crews will repair the concrete guardrail that was damaged when a 16-year-old girl hit it in a Land Rover Friday night. Full story...
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Let them eat cake, but not while driving

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A case of eating and driving. That's what police are blaming for a single-car crash that damaged the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge Friday night. Full story...
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Surfing Without Sight - Surf Camp for the Visually Impaired

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video Surfing can be intimidating and that's assuming you can see. Now imagine being blind or close to it. A dozen visually impaired children did just that by rising to the challenge of riding the waves on Monday at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Car jumps median, slams into Wrightsville Beach drawbridge

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Historic bridge in Wrightsville Beach takes a beating Friday night. Permanent repairs will likely be made on Monday. Full story...
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Expert says recent shark attacks not sign of trend

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video Three weeks and two shark attacks off our coast. A 13-year-old girl is recovering tonight at her home in Davidson after being bitten at Wrightsville Beach Saturday, but there's still some mystery lurking in this case. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Delay in Petrolino case shows backlog at Raleigh lab

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videoRandi Petrolino did not show up for her first appearance in court today, but she didn't miss much. Prosecutors are waiting for her blood results to come back from the SBI lab in Raleigh, which could take up to a year. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: WSOC-TV talks to girl about being bitten by shark at WB; Expert says definitely a shark

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video A teenager is recovering after a shark attacked her at Wrightsville Beach over the weekend. Kendall Parker, 13, was back home in Davidson Sunday. She told WSOC-TV in Charlotte she was in waist deep water Saturday at Wrightsville Beach with her dad and brother. Full story...
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Surfers hit Wrightsville Beach for weekend tournament

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videoWhat do California, South Carolina, New Jersey and Florida all have in common? They're missing some of their best pro surfers this weekend as contestants from those states are ripping the waves right here in our area. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach mayor wants towns to help combat alcohol problems

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The mayor suggests Wilmington and other beach towns join forces to enforce alcohol laws. Before that happens, the ABC Board would have to give the green light. Full story...
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Beach club revokes transgendered woman's membership

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video Changing from man to woman brings on another change: member to outcast. The Hanover Seaside Club is tight-lipped over allegations it would not renew a transgendered woman's membership. Full story...
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Kid's Beach Sweep at Wrightsville Beach

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On Saturday, July 17th, children representing the Cape Fear region will be collecting litter at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cuts ribbon on new police, fire station

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Fire Chief Frank Smith says this is an exciting milestone for the entire community. Full story...
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