Today's News

  • Passport to the World

    Students at Supply Elementary School have been experiencing cultures throughout the world this week during the school's second annual Passport to the World and Cultural Arts Festival.
    The week began with opening ceremonies similar to "what you would see in the Olympics," Julie Bordo, Supply's global studies and Spanish teacher, said. Students presented flags and shared facts about various countries.

  • Ocean Isle Beach mayor lobbies for final chance for terminal groin to be heard in short session

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith has one final try to convince N.C. Speaker of the House Joe Hackney to allow Senate Bill 832 to be heard and voted for on the House floor during the General Assembly’s short session.

  • Fundraiser paying tribute to homeless man set for Saturday

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—A fundraising dinner to raise money for a homeless shelter is set for 4-7 p.m. this Saturday, June 12, at Little River United Methodist Church.

    Organizer and church member Cookie Weber was inspired to launch the Phillip Fund Spaghetti Dinner after a homeless man she befriended several months ago, Phillip Riley, was found dead behind the church in March.

  • 'Big John' takes reins at Ocean Isle Beach Police Department

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—“Calling me chief, I’m having trouble dealing with that,” newly-appointed Ocean Isle Beach police chief John Goodwin said. “So if you want to call me ‘Big John,’ that’s fine.”

    Although taking awhile to adjust to his new title, Goodwin, 52, said serving as the town’s next police chief is a natural progression and the next step in his 31-year career in law enforcement.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Larceny of bicycle on West Second Street.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on West Second Street; unknown suspect removed surfboard from victim’s yard.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny at Beaufort and West First Street; unknown suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a purse, which contained a wallet, driver’s license, three credit cards and $75 cash.

  • Ocean Isle Beach budget includes no property tax increase

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Property taxes in Ocean Isle Beach are not going increase for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, according to the draft budget presented to the board of commissioners Tuesday.

    The proposed budget includes $10,115,291 in revenues and expenditures. The budget includes a general fund of $4,156,762; a beach renourishment fund of $1,159,000; a canal dredging budget of $561,586; an accommodation fund of $1,249,930; airport funds of $408,3056, and water and sewer funds totaling slightly more than $2.5 million.

  • Carolina Shores posts e-mail alerts

    CAROLINA SHORES—While the town works to improve its e-mail retention system, town administrator Linda Herncane said Monday anyone giving out “confidential” information “can be subject to a misdemeanor.”

    The comment followed much discussion among commissioners at the monthly workshop about e-mail issues, including information sent among themselves about personnel or legal issues marked “confidential” by Herncane that they said is protected from public scrutiny.

  • Donating to disaster victims is not an opportunity for spring cleaning

    Over the past year, people all over the world have been the victims of disaster. There have been earthquakes in Haiti and South America, multiple hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Louisiana, and now the oil spill in the Gulf.
    And Americans have been all too happy to send their old, useless junk to those in need.
    I am in no way referring to the many Americans who donated time and money to help the people in the areas get back on their feet. These people should be commended for their efforts to help others.

  • State approves contract for bridge repair in Ocean Isle Beach

    The Odell Williamson Bridge in Ocean Isle Beach is among 11 contracts that have been approved for funding, with one being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

    According to a press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT), 11 contracts for highway and bridge repairs have been awarded in the sum of $54.5 million.

  • Calabash Elks Flag Day 1 p.m. Sunday

    Calabash Elks Lodge will be holding a ceremony to honor our nation’s flag at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at their lodge, 937 Carter Drive, Calabash.

    In the early 1900s the Elks were the first organization to honor our flag, requiring all lodges to hold a Flag Day ceremony each year. It was not until 1948 that fellow Elk, President Harry Truman, declared June 14 to be Flag Day.