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Three drownings prompt improved safety measures in Emerald Isle

A little more than five months into 2019, three drownings at Emerald Isle beaches have the town implementing improved measures to ensure water safety.

Pine Knoll Shores to distribute drink koozies, bookmarks detailing beach safety

Emergency personnel in the town of Pine Knoll Shores said the amount of water rescues this early in the season is high.

HOW TO STAY SAFE: Coast Guard talks rip current safety

As temperatures get warmer, we'll see more people hitting the beach, and while having fun is important, safety is the number one priority.

Lifeguard services stand down for season at area beaches

Labor Day marked the end of the Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue season. 

Body of teen missing off Emerald Isle recovered

The body of a 17-year-old swimmer missing off the North Carolina coast has been located.

Beach ranger resigns, Carolina Beach police now hires for position

Less than two months after he was hired, the Carolina Beach beach ranger has resigned. Now the police department is hiring the position instead of the Parks and Recreation division.

Daughter’s rip current death motivates mom’s work

Wilmington resident JoAnn Swart and her husband advocate for rip currents awareness after losing their daughter.

Beach ranger now patrolling the sand at Carolina Beach

A beach ranger will patrol the coast line year-round enforcing town ordinances in Carolina Beach.

Officials explain rip current forecasting and research

It's Rip Current Awareness week. The same week our area is tracking a tropical system. With the beach season in full swing, officials are hoping to keep more people safe this summer.

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