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Wrightsville Beach

A day at the beach an economic trend

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videoFamily budgets aren't going as far as they used to, and neither are families when it comes to taking vacations. Full story...
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Beach Bag Bandits get nabbed, property recovered

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Thanks to one of our viewers, Wrightsville Beach detectives have nabbed the Beach Bag Bandits we told you about Monday. Monday night, a tip led detectives to arrest 23-year-old Joshua Barnts and 20-year-old Brandon Cordell of Wilmington. Full story...
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Fire claims house at Wrightsville Beach

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videoFive people escaped without injury from an early morning fire at a Wrightsville Beach home. But the house appears to be a total loss. Full story...
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Two suspects wanted for Wrightsville Beach robbery

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Wrightsville Beach Police need your help. Detectives are looking for two suspects wanted for stealing beach bags from Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Staying safe in the water this Fourth of July

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videoThe ocean is a tempting place, but can be a scary and powerful place too. Wrightsville Beach is different from other area beaches because it has piers and deep troughs that can be dangerous. Full story...
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Indo Jax puts on surf camp for Community Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington

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videoThe children from the Community Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington are getting plenty of good tips from the instructors at Indo Jax Surf School. Full story...
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New public safety building planned for Wrightsville Beach

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Plans to build a new public safety building in Wrightsville Beach are in the works. The space has been approved by the town and it has picked a contractor. Full story...
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Lifeguards try to save lives of animals

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Calling all Wrightsville Beach lifeguards past and present; you're being asked to save the lives of animals this time around. Full story...
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Five from WPD honored at City Council meeting; approved parking lot and dock for fire boat

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videoFor law enforcement officers, saving lives is part of the job. But it is not every day they are recognized for their bravery. Some Wilmington police officers, along with a Good Samaritan, were honored at Tuesday night's City Council meeting for a job well done. Full story...
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City Council to discuss new parking lot and Wrightsville Beach fire boat

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Tuesday night the City Council will discuss a recommendation to use $750,000 from the city's parking fund to buy land for a parking lot. The council will also take up an agreement with Wrightsville Beach for a new fire boat dock along the Intracoastal Waterway. Full story...
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Study to track bacteria makes a colorful splash at Wrightsville Beach

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The water at Wrightsville Beach turned red and green Tuesday. Wrightsville Beach and UNCW performed a companion study to track bacteria found in the water. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach drawbridge may take longer than expected

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Repairs on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge may require some extra time. An engineer for the DOT told WWAY NewsChannel 3 Wednesday that they are running into problems. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Fire Department says the time is now for a new building

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videoIt is moldy, cramped and has been an ongoing battle for the past three years; Wrightsville Beach Fire and Police departments say they need a new public safety building, and the town needs to act now. Full story...
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It's that time again, parking meters are running at Wrightsville Beach

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It is time to start digging into your pockets for change once again. If you are heading to Wrightsville Beach, you now have to pay to park. Full story...
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Work on Wrightsville Beach drawbridge starts Monday night

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Work on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge begins Monday night. The bridge will be left in the upright position overnight, for three nights, until Wednesday, February 25th. Full story...
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