More than locals at Carolina Beach during COVID-19 pandemic

The Carolina Beach Boardwalk was especially quiet for a warm Sunday afternoon in March (photo: WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Carolina Beach banned short term rentals until April 22, but some temporary residents are still making their way to the island. The ban keeps property owners from renting out their homes

Local responders use UV rays to clean infected gear for reuse

This is an inside look at the UV sterilization box. (Photo: Monique Robinson/WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — As protective supplies run low across the country, Carolina Beach’s first responders are using UV technology to sterilize their infected gear. Carolina Beach Fire Department Captain Simon Sanders says crews are using masks every

Police searching for missing teen last seen in Carolina Beach

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Precious Wilkins (Photo: CBPD) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The Carolina Beach Police Department need your help finding a missing teen who was last seen on the island in March. CBPD is looking for 17-year-old Precious Wilkins. - Advertisement - Police report Wilkins works at the Hardees located

Masonboro Island will close to public Friday night

Masonboro Island (Photo: WWAY) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — If you were planning on spending your weekend at Masonboro Island instead of New Hanover County beaches, think again. The island will be closed effective 7:30 p.m. Friday. - Advertisement - The North Carolina Coastal Reserve says the move is to protect public safety

Coronavirus outbreak halts Britt’s Donuts from opening for 2020 season

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Britt's Donuts (Photo: Instagram) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Britt’s Donut Shop will not open for the season this week due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The iconic donut shop, located on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, was set to open on Friday, April 3. - Advertisement - According

Some boardwalk businesses close their doors during COVID-19 outbreak

Business is slow on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, causing some businesses to close their doors (photo: Sydney Bouchelle/WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Businesses along the Carolina Beach Boardwalk depend on beach-goers to keep their businesses thriving. With beaches closed, some are choosing to close their doors. - Advertisement - “It’s hurting all the

Many support beach town’s decision to temporarily ban short-term rentals

Business and property owners support decision to temporarily end short-term rentals (photo: Sydney Bouchelle/WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Carolina Beach town officials announced all short term rentals will be discontinued until April 22 or until the order is rescinded. Restaurants and bars have been empty for about a week and now,

Carolina Beach to discontinue short-term rentals during COVID-19 outbreak

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Carolina Beach town council gave a update on their coronavirus plan on Monday. (Photo: WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — After a tense meeting on Monday night in Carolina Beach, the town decided today to discontinue all short-term rentals. Carolina Beach Mayor LeAnn Pierce made

Carolina Beach officials give update on COVID-19 plan

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY)–Emotions were running high at the Carolina Beach town council meeting on Monday as officials gathers to give the public an update on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic across the nation.Councilman JoDan Garza is saying town officials aren’t doing enough to enforce the rules they put into place. -

New Hanover shares enhanced guidance on public playgrounds

Playground swings (Photo: Pixabay) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — With the increase in positive cases of COVID-19 in New Hanover County, health officials are providing enhanced guidance for playground use in county and municipal parks. This guidance pertains to all playgrounds throughout New Hanover County, including and as agreed to by