NC beach town to let Rover on the sand during tourist season

March 26, 2017 - 10:46 am

CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina beach and tourist town has relaxed a long-standing ban on dogs on the beach during tourist season and will allow leashed dogs during certain hours.

The StarNews of Wilmington reports ( Carolina Beach will now allow leashed dogs on the sand between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. from April 1 through Sept. 30. Previously, leashed dogs were only allowed on the beach from Oct. 1 to March 31.

Mayor Dan Wilcox says officials are following the lead of other tourist spots like Topsail Beach, Oak Island and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in becoming more dog-friendly.

Wilcox says the rule will not go into effect until the town hires someone to enforce it.

The town council approved the change in a 3-2 vote earlier this month.


Information from: The StarNews,

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