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Wrightsville Beach

StarNews: Mills named mayor pro tem of Wrightsville Beach

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videoWrightsville Beach Alderman Darryl Mills was named the town's mayor pro tem at the board's meeting Tuesday night, a role that includes among other things conducting meetings in the mayor's absence. Full story...
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Festival in the Park kicks off Holiday Flotilla

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videoThe parade of boats lit up and decorated for the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla and Fireworks attracts folks to Wrightsville Beach every year. Full story...
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Habitat for Humanity hosts 9th Annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning

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videoHabitat for Humanity continues building a way to burn off some calories so you can have extra dessert on Thanksgiving. The organization hopes the 9th Annual Turkey Trot will raise $45,000 toward building another home. Full story...
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Hawaii woman sentenced in DUI death of Wrightsville Beach student

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Emotions ran high and tears flowed Friday at the sentencing of a 41-year-old Volcano woman who was under the influence of alcohol and several drugs when she struck and killed a 20-year-old bicyclist with her pickup truck last year. Full story...
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Coast Guard shows off new boat

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videoThe US Coast Guard is modernizing its boats. Station Wrightsville Beach got this 45-foot boat in June and will get another in February. Each costs $2.2 million. They are expected to last about 15 years. Full story...
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Kite flyers take advantage of weather

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videoKite flyers took advantage of overcast and breezy conditions at Shell Island for the 5th Annual Cape Fear Kite Festival this weekend. Full story...
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St. Mark Catholic School's new surf club makes a splash at Wrightsville Beach

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videoSome students at St. Marks Catholic School in Wilmington spent their Sunday cleaning, and riding the waves at Wrightsville Beach. Kids from St. Mark 4th to 8th grades took to the sand to make a stand against litter on our beaches, and they had plenty of fun splashing, surfing, and enjoying a clean Wrightsville Beach afterwards. Full story...
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Check out luxury yachts Saturday while helping Children's Museum

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This 3rd annual event is a waterside rendezvous that gives over 300 guests the opportunity to explore 15 local and regional yachts ranging from 40 to 68 feet in length. Full story...
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Municipal leaders fight looming flood insurance rate increase

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videoJust like the tide the cost of flood insurance is on the rise. The Biggert-Waters Act is set to go into effect Tuesday and town leaders are asking for help to keep their town afloat. Full story...
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Volunteers 'sweep' Wrightsville Beach

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videoAs the busy beach season comes to an end and tourists return home, locals recruit forces for some fall cleaning. Full story...
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Triathalon at Wrightsville Beach Saturday morning

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videoThe Wilmington Family YMCA Triathlon event is scheduled to begin on Wrightsville Beach tomorrow at 7 a.m. Normal traffic flow will be disrupted temporarily to facilitate the participants of this event. Full story...
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Area police chiefs meet in Wrightsville Beach

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video Police chiefs from around the Cape Fear region gathered today in Wrightsville Beach for their annual meeting to talk about law enforcement issues. Full story...
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Sunset Beach holds meeting on lifeguards

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videoSunset Beach leaders are looking at how to make their beach safer. In the wake of several drownings this summer at Brunswick County beaches, a full house turned out today for a special meeting in Sunset Beach to take a look at how Wrightsville Beach's lifeguard system is set up. Full story...
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Berger shows up for meeting 20 minutes after it ends

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video There was a noticeably empty seat at the town hall meeting in Wrightsville Beach Monday night. That chair was supposed to be occupied by recently reinstated Commissioner Brian Berger. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Shipwreck exposed at Wrightsville Beach

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video The discovery of a lifetime. A local man finds a newly exposed shipwreck while fishing at Wrightsville Beach. Hear the story of the wreck. Full story...
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