WWAY kicks off Black History Month celebration with Ocean City Beach


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)- Ocean City beach has been around since 1949 and is now celebrating their 70th anniversary this year. The community is on north Topsail Island and was founded for African Americans to buy property, more specifically ocean front property as there that kind of of property was not available along the coast of North Carolina any where else at that time. The family oriented community is still continuing to grow and thrive today.

WWAY kicks off its Black History Month celebration as Amanda Fitzpatrick sat down with Kenneth Chestnut from the Ocean City Beach Citizen council to learn more about the history of the community. 

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