Carolina Beach bars stay open ahead of Hurricane Dorian


CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) —  Hurricane Dorian is certainly on its way, but that didn’t stop some people from having fun in Carolina Beach Wednesday night.

Carolina Beach is under a mandatory evacuation, and many businesses are boarded up, but not The Dive Food and Spirits.

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There were plenty of people hanging outside, drinking and relaxing. You might call it the calm before the storm.

A manager said they planned to stay open until 2:00 a.m., and customers didn’t seem too concerned about the impending storm.

“Oh, just having a little bite to eat,” said Kure Beach resident Tim Holbrook. “Already provisioned, generators set. This isn’t my first one, I think this is like my 15th.”

“I’m going to ride it out, it’s hopefully not as big as the one last year,” said Dive customer John Ittu. “There’s a lot more people staying here this year, I think everyone’s prepared for it, and we’ll see what happens.”

Also in Carolina Beach, The Fat Pelican planned to stay open Wednesday night until 1:00 a.m. and plans to reopen Friday.