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Wrightsville Beach

Wave considers car fee to finance beach buses

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videoNew Hanover County's public transportation could be getting closer to making waves at the beach. The Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority is considering charging residents more to have a car to help finance new bus routes to the beach towns. Full story...
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Swimming advisories issued for three sites in New Hanover County

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Three recreational swimming advisories and one alert were issued today at ocean-side and sound-side locations in New Hanover County. State officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach considers grant for license plate scanning

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video Many people go to Wrightsville Beach to go fishing. Now Wrightsville Beach could be fishing for you. Two weeks ago the beach town received a federal grant for automatic license plate recognition systems to help police in their search for criminals. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover property values down significantly; beach towns hit hardest

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video Property values throughout New Hanover County are heading down. The areas seeing the largest drops since the last revaluation in 2007 are the beach towns. Full story...
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'Eastbound and Down' filming at Wrightsville Beach this weekend

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Filming is scheduled to begin Friday, July 29th and will be conducted between 6 AM and midnight in the vicinity of the municipal parking lot on South Lumina. Full story...
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Man dies after falling from 5th floor of Shell Island Resort

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Wrightsville Beach Police say a man fell to his death from the 5th floor balcony of the Shell Island Resort early Saturday morning. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cleanup attempts to make sand "barefoot friendly"

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Volunteers from the community hit Wrightsville Beach Saturday morning for the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project. Full story...
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Pro surfers gather at Wrightsville Beach for 7th Annual Reef Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest

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video Thousands of local surfers and beach goers came out to enjoy this competition between some of the worlds best surfers. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves Wrightsville Sound Small Area Plan

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Wilmington City Council members approved the Wrightsville Sound Small Area Plan at its meeting Tuesday night. The vote comes after six community meetings were held to get stakeholders’ and the public's input on the plan. Full story...
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City Councilman's son hit by car

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At approximately 9:45 p.m. Saturday night a man on a bicycle was hit near the 7200 block of Eastwood Road heading towards Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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