Officers issuing citations to those found on New Hanover County beaches

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.