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Wrightsville Beach

Police officers credited with saving women, baby from near drowning

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Two Wrightsville Beach Police officers saved two women and an infant from a near drowning this evening. Full story...
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Boater charged after boat bumps Johnnie Mercer's Pier

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video Wildlife officers charged a boater with operating a watercraft while impaired after his boat bumped Johnnie Mercer's Pier at Wrightsville Beach yesterday. Full story...
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Victims of paralysis go surfing with community's help

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videoVictims of paralysis proved this weekend that nothing can stop them from hitting the waves at Wrightsville Beach. Community surfers came together with the support of "Life Rolls On," a non-profit organization, to host the event "They Will Surf Again" where teams of surfers take participants out into the water. Full story...
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Effort to block beach smoking ban stalls

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A bill that would have snuffed out local municipalities' rights to limit outdoor smoking hit a significant snag Thursday and is not likely to advance this session. Full story...
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Senate bill could snuff out smoking bans at Wrightsville Beach, CFCC

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video Public smoking bans tend to spark emotions on both sides of the conversation, and that is certainly true at Wrightsville Beach, the first public beach in the state to ban smoking on the sand. Now a bill in the state Senate could send the ordinance up in smoke. Full story...
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Report: NC beaches, waterways had fourth most trash in US

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videoThe non-profit Ocean Conservancy's annual cleanup report ranks North Carolina fourth in the United States in the amount of waste picked up on public beaches and waterways. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach makes surf and swim zone changes

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videoThe Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen voted 4-1 in favor of restricting swimmers 200 feet from both the Johnnie Mercer’s Pier and Crystal Pier Thursday night. Full story...
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Athletes race nearly 13 miles in paddle-boarding competition

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videoContestants from nearly 40 states and 5 nations paddled in the Carolina Cup this weekend at Wrightsville Beach. The paddle-boarding competition began near the Blockade Runner where even pro’s hit the water. Athletes raced up to 13 miles around Wrightsville Beach waters. They fought waves and currents, but are among the toughest paddlers in the world. Full story...
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Sheriffs hope for more state lab techs to speed up cases

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Law enforcement leaders from across the state are meeting in Wrightsville Beach this week for the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association meeting. They're discussing topics including how to get case work done faster to help the people involved in a case. Full story...
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HAPPENING TONIGHT: CFCC students serve, prepare dinner deal at Bluewater Grill

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Tonight students from Cape Fear Community College's Hospitality Management program and Pineapple Guild student club will prepare and serve a three-course meal at Bluewater Grill's upstairs banquet facility along the Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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