Officers issuing citations to those found on New Hanover County beaches

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The waves at Wrightsville Beach were just rough enough for the paddle boarders in the weekend competition

NEW HANOVER COUNTY (WWAY) — Law enforcement officers are now handing out citations to those who are not abiding by New Hanover County’s order to stay off the beach.

All beaches in New Hanover County – including Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches – are closed to the public per the State of Emergency declared on March 20.

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Wrightsville Beach Police say they have handed out 18 citations since Friday.

Kure Beach Police have written seven citations.

Carolina Beach Police say they have issued four.

The citations carry a $150 fine.