Starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, dogs on leashes are allowed back on Wrightsville Beach. From April 1 through Sept. 30, there is a $250 fine for dogs on the beach. Dog owners are required to clean up after their pets.
An overnight closure of the Heide Trask Drawbridge from 11:30 p.m., Sept. 30, to 5 a.m., Oct. 1 has been announced by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and bridge renovation contractor American Bridge Company. During the overnight closure, crews will close off the northern two lanes of the drawbridge and when it opens on Oct. 1 only the southern two lanes will be open. The northern lanes will be closed until March 2014 to replace the steel decking.