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Wrightsville Beach NC

Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

N.C. Coastal Federation, Turtle Volunteers Plan Night Turtle Walk

N.C. Coastal Federation, Turtle Volunteers Plan Night Turtle Walk

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC July 28, 2014 - Visitors will walk alongside turtle experts from the Wrightsville Beach Turtle Project and staff of the N.C. Coastal Federation for a nighttime beach stroll on Aug. 7. During this family event, people will learn about the annual turtle migrations and this year’s turtle nesting activity at Wrightsville Beach and on nearby islands. They will also learn how turtles are affected by tides and phases of the moon, how to identify a “scute” and how sea turtles come onto the beach to build a nest and lay their eggs.  Trip leaders will demonstrate how the hatchlings use a temporary tooth called a caruncle to tear open the egg and how the hatchlings imprint onto the […]

Women’s Surfing Competition Returns to North Carolina

Women’s Surfing Competition Returns to North Carolina

Wahine Classic kicks off week of surf contests, camps WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC July 15, 2014 – On the shores of the nationally ranked surf town in some of the country’s cleanest ocean waters, more than 100 female surfers from New York to Florida will compete in shortboard, longboard and standup paddleboard heats during the Wahine Classic in Wrightsville Beach, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 15-17.   The quintessential surf town made National Geographic’s short list of America’s Last Best Beach Towns in its June/July 2014 issue. Also in June 2014, Wrightsville Beach was named by the Natural Resources Defense Council as one of its 35 Superstar Beaches for its clean ocean waters.   Wahine Classic organizers Jo Pickett of Crystal South […]

MarineMax Takes On the Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge

MarineMax Takes On the Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC July 10, 2014 – MarineMax Wrightsville Beach announced today that the MarineMax Fishing Team will be a sponsor for the 2014 Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge, one of the Fisherman’s Post Inshore Tournament Trail events. The MarineMax Fishing Team will also be competing in the tournament as one of the MarineMax Saltwater Series of tournaments on their new Sailfish 2100 Bay Boat. ”The Wrightsville event will be held July 18-19, several weeks later in the year than previous events which used to be hosted in late May. Our hope is that the later date means a better flounder bite for the participating anglers—more anglers catching more and bigger fish,” explained Max Gaspeny of the Fisherman’s Post in the tournament’s […]

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival July 25-27

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival July 25-27

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival   Wilmington, NC July 9, 2014 – On July 25-27, blues fans are in for a special treat when the Cape Fear Blues Society welcomes blues harmonica master and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee Lee Oskar to Wilmington during the 19th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival. There’s no one in the music world quite like Lee Oskar. He is a founding member and former lead harmonica player for the 1970s funk/jazz band, WAR. His signature harp solos helped define the WAR sound (think “Cisco Kid” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends”). In 1976 he earned Billboard’s title of #1 Instrumental Artist of the Year. In 1983 he […]

Join Weekly Turtle Talks at N.C. Coastal Federation Center

Join Weekly Turtle Talks at N.C. Coastal Federation Center

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC June 26, 2014 – The Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project will hold a sea turtle program every Tuesday evening in July and August at the N.C. Coastal Federation’s new Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center in Wrightsville Beach. Each week, the volunteer-based organization will provide an informative presentation about the biology of sea turtles, the current status and process of annual nesting behaviors, a summary of conservation practices and cultural significance.  Each talk begins at 7 p.m. Attendees will have the chance to see the carapace of a real loggerhead sea turtle. “The federation is excited to host an organization that is so dedicated to the conservation of our amazing sea turtles” said federation Coastal Scientist, […]

Eastern North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross Shelter Update

Eastern North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross Shelter Update

WILMINGTON, NC, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 11:30am – Red Cross workers continue to help people without power due to the winter storm providing shelter, food and comfort to those affected.   The following is an updated shelter list:   Open: Columbus Edgewood Elementary School – open (no pets allowed) 317 E Calhoun St, Whiteville New Hanover Cape Fear Presbyterian Church – open (no pets allowed) 2606 Newkirk Avenue, Wilmington Closed: Codington Elementary School – closed Burgaw Holiness Church – closed Hampstead United Methodist – closed West Brunswick High School – closed Burgaw Middle School – closed Noble Middle School – closed Dorothy B Johnson Elementary School – closed Topsail Elementary School – closed last night – closed   About the […]

Red Cross Continues to Support Residents Affected by Power Outages

Red Cross Continues to Support Residents Affected by Power Outages

WILMINGTON, NC, Thursday, February 13, 2014, 5:20pm – The Red Cross is continuing to assist residents affected by power outages caused by the winter storm.  Shelter numbers have been steadily increasing since last night. In addition to opening and supporting shelters the Red Cross is beginning mobile feeding and distribution of supplies for vulnerable communities that remain without power.  Tomorrow morning, Red Cross volunteers will feed breakfast to an elderly and special needs community at Glover Plaza in Wilmington who do not have power.  And, the Red Cross is also working with emergency management in Columbus County to deliver pallets of water and heater meals for the residents in that community affected by the outages.   Below is an updated […]

New Hanover closes Noble shelter; opens Codington Elementary School

New Hanover closes Noble shelter; opens Codington Elementary School

WILMINGTON, NC Feb. 13, 2014 11:30 AM EST – New Hanover County Emergency Management announces a change to the emergency shelter location. As of noon Thursday, Codington Elementary School will open and become the primary emergency shelter location for New Hanover County residents. Codington Elementary School is located at 4321 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412. The relocation of this shelter is being coordinated with New Hanover County Schools to reduce the impact to their operations. For additional information, the public should contact the New Hanover County Emergency Public Information Center at (910) 798-6800. A Spanish translator is available for non-English speaking residents at (910) 798-6808.

American Red Cross: Shelter Openings and Closings

American Red Cross: Shelter Openings and Closings

WILMINGTON, NC, Thursday, February 13, 2014, 10:45am – The following is a list of shelters that are opened and closed for those seeking assistance due to widespread power outages from the winter storm: Open: Brunswick West Brunswick High School – opened last night and remains open until further notice (this is a pet friendly shelter) 550 Whiteville Rd, Northwest Shallotte, NC Pender Burgaw Middle School – will reopen at 12:00pm today (this is a pet friendly shelter) 500 S Wright St, Burgaw, NC Columbus Edgewood Elementary School – will open at 1:00pm today (no pets allowed) 317 E Calhoun St, Whiteville New Hanover Codington Elementary School – open and will serve as the primary NHC shelter instead of Noble (no […]

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Tips to Stay Safe during Winter Weather EASTERN, NC, Feb. 11, 2014 – As the southeast once again braces for winter storms, the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross is preparing to respond if needed.  Five teams of Red Cross shelter volunteers are on standby in the Cape Fear, Coastal Carolina and Onslow County Chapter areas in the event that shelters need to be opened.   Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) crews are also on standby to drive Red Cross disaster relief vehicles located in Wilmington, New Bern, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, and Elizabeth City.  These vehicles can be mobilized to transport and distribute food, drinks, and supplies into disaster affected areas when travel becomes safe. With several inches of snow […]