‘It feels normal’: Boardwalk restaurants busy on first weekend reopen

Restaurants on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk were bustling during their first weekend open (photo: Sydney Bouchelle/WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Local restaurants kicked off the unofficial start to summer by reopening their dining rooms. Phase two of reopening North Carolina allowed the businesses to open at 50% capacity after being closed

Trash left on beach strand over the weekend frustrates many

Trash left on the beach over the weekend leaves many disappointed. (Photo by: Kathy Fluta / WWAY Viewer) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — At Carolina Beach, many businesses are opening again as well as hotels, and short-term rentals. This weekend throngs of people hit the beach, leaving behind mounds of garbage,

Three weekend ocean rescues across east-facing coast

Beachgoers walk in the sand after the Town of Wrightsville Beach reopens beaches April 20, 2020. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) –Dangerous rip currents and nice warm weather at local beaches made for a potentially life-threatening situation along the coast this weekend. Local ocean rescue teams reported 3 rescues

Police ID man’s body found along shore in Carolina Beach

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Carolina Beach. (Photo: Kylie Jones/WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The Carolina Beach Police Department has identified the man whose body washed up along the shore over the weekend. Police say 23-year-old Kenric Joseph Jermaine Brown, of Wake Forest, was found dead near Scallop Lane Saturday

Car wash fundraiser for co-founder recently diagnosed with cancer

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Carolina Beach Bar Club hosts 'Dad Bod Car Wash' fundraiser on Saturday. (Photo: Monique Robinson/WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Coronavirus restrictions is putting creativity to the test. The Carolina Beach Bar Club is trying a new fundraiser to help their friend in need. Event Organizer

Freeman park closes to vehicles after reaching capacity limit

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Freeman Park (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Due to reaching capacity limits and concerns for public safety, Freeman Park closed to vehicle traffic on Saturday. The closure begins at 12:30 p.m. - Advertisement - A Town of Carolina Beach official tells us public safety staff

Police: Man found dead in shallow water at Carolina Beach

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Carolina Beach. (Photo: Kylie Jones/WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Police report a man was found unconscious and not breathing in shallow water near Scallop Lane, early Saturday morning . Carolina Beach Police say the town’s fire department and New Hanover County EMS were also dispatched

Local beach towns: Where you can go and what you can do

Carolina Beach. (Photo: Kylie Jones/WWAY) SOUTHEASTERN, NC (WWAY) — If you plan on heading out to the beach this weekend, where can you go and what can you do? With different beach towns implementing different rules, WWAY breaks down the regulations at some of the top spots around our area. - Advertisement - NEW

Two arrested, one wanted in connection to Carolina Beach car break-ins

Nathan Newberry, Jeremiah Holmes, Noah Gray (Photo: via CBPD) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Police say two teens have been arrested and another is still wanted for a string of car break-ins in Carolina Beach. Officers with the Carolina Beach Police Department were dispatched to the area of Bertram Drive and Donzi

Donations pour in to keep iconic Carolina Beach bar afloat

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — One business has turned to something new to stay afloat. At Carolina Beach, The Fat Pelican is an institution.The owner has been faced with tough times, and has tried something different to make ends meet. - Advertisement - “During the season, it’s a little landmark for