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Wrightsville Beach

Investigators: Alcohol a factor in early-morning boat crash

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Five boaters are safe after a collision off of Wrightsville Beach early this morning. Full story...
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Six months of bridge work, closures start tonight at Wrightsville Beach

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The Wrightsville Beach drawbridge will limit traffic to and from the island for six months due to electrical and mechanical repairs. The first of the four-lane shutdowns starts tonight. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Couple finds Raleigh woman's ashes during walk on beach

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video It started out as an average Sunday night for a local couple taking a romantic walk on the beach. That's until the two saw a mysterious object washed ashore. What appeared at first to be a book turned out to be a dead woman's ashes. Full story...
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NCDOT to close lanes on Wrightsville Beach bridge for repair work

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will close some or all lanes of the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge on U.S. 74/76 at various times between Monday, Oct. 1, and mid-March, 2013, for a bridge rehabilitation project. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach mayor supports off-shore wind energy

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Wrightsville Beach Mayor David Cignotti says he supports the production of off-shore wind energy. The group Environment North Carolina is pushing to extend federal tax credits for wind projects set to expire at the end of the year. Full story...
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Beach business strong this year

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video While we still get to enjoy another three weeks of summer, the Labor Day weekend marks an unofficial turning point here in our beach towns. Local business say they caught a wave of cash this year. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Town Manager announces retirement

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Wrightsville Beach Town Manager Bob Simpson has announced his retirement in a letter to the town. Full story...
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WB aldermen approve new Jet Ski speed regulation, third taxi stand in CBD

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Folks who ride Jet Skis in Wrightsville Beach are going to have to slow down. The Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Thursday to approve enacting an ordinance for Jet Ski operators to drive with no wake 100 ft. on either side of the Banks Channel bridges. Full story...
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**FOUND AT WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH** - Silver ring with "Brittney Marie" etched on band

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"I spent yesterday morning frolicking in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean at Wrightsville Beach. While toweling off my Phelps-like physique, I discovered a ring lying in the sand near the Crystal Pier." Full story...
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Couple charged for allegedly scamming beach renters

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video There's nothing like a week on the sand to get your mind off your worries. But what if you show up to the property you think you've rented for the week, and find out it's a scam. That's apparently what happened to some visitors to our area who found a vacation home on Craigslist. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cop quits after DWI arrest

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video A Wrightsville Beach Police officer is off the job. He quit this morning four days after being arrested for allegedly drinking and driving. Full story...
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Some want changes after latest Masonboro mess

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video Is the party over for Masonboro? Some people say they hope so after this year's 4th of July celebrations. Full story...
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ABC Board shares increased profits with local government

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More booze in New Hanover County means more money in local government coffers. New Hanover County's Alcohol Beverage Control Board saw a more than six-percent increase in sales in the last fiscal year. The ABC Board will distribute more of its profits to local governments than in the year before. Full story...
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Mid-week holiday crowds big boost for beach businesses

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video It's no secret that on Independence Day many locals and vacationers make their way to the beach. What may be surprising is how much businesses there rely on the influx of people. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach named top 20 surf town in the world

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Wrightsville Beach is celebrating an international distinction. National geographic has named it one of the 20 best surf towns in the world. Full story...
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