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Veterans gather at USS North Carolina to observe Memorial Day

By Krys Estes Contributing Writer People of all ages, from babies to seniors, paraded around Battleship Park adorned in red, white and blue on Monday. “We stand,...

NWS weakens Bonnie from tropical storm to depression

The National Weather Service said Sunday morning that shearing winds and dry air have weakened what was a tropical storm off of the South...

Wrightsville lifeguards respond to handful of issues Saturday

Wrightsville Beach police and lifeguards worked to keep Memorial Day weekend beachgoers safe and law-abiding Saturday, with park ranger Shannon Slocum enforcing the town's...

Tropical Storm Bonnie forms off coast

While thousands of beachgoers crowded Wrightsville’s beach strand under sunny skies Saturday, Tropical Storm Bonnie formed off the coast of South Carolina with maximum sustained winds...

Wrightsville Beach police officer spots, extinguishes Motts Channel boat fire

An eagle-eyed member of the Wrightsville Beach Police Department caught the first glimpses of a boat fire in Wrightsville Beach on Tuesday night, extinguishing...

With training over, Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue readies for summer

Last Friday, the members of Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue returned to the stands in full force to cast their watchful eyes over beachgoers as...

Low gas prices bode well for local tourism

This Memorial Day weekend, AAA Carolinas predicts more North and South Carolina motorists traveling than ever before, spurred by the lowest gas prices in...

Wrightsville Beach schedules ribbon cutting for new playground

Wrightsville Beach's ribbon cutting for its new inclusive playground is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, June 16, a May 25 press release stated. Construction on...

Low pressure system creates potential for rain, rough surf Memorial Day weekend

An area of low pressure northeast of the Bahamas could develop into a tropical or sub-tropical system and drift towards southern North Carolina and...

WBPD increases presence for Memorial Day weekend

While Wrightsville Beach officials don’t anticipate Memorial Day crowds to be as boisterous as those on July Fourth, the town will still increase its...

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