Today's News

  • OIB woman accused of posing as cancer patient for money

    An Ocean Isle Beach woman is accused of posing as a cancer patient to secure nearly $4,000 in donations last year.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s detectives arrested 46-year-oldf Lisa Carol Yates, of Seagull Way, on Friday night, Jan. 29, on charges of solicitation to obtain property by false pretense and obtaining property by false pretense Nov. 15, 2015, according to a news release.

  • Grand jury indicts three Supply men

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted three Supply men Feb. 1 in separate  cases.

    Jamar Levon Bellamy, 22, was among 35 people arrested July 31, 2015, during Operation Summer Heat, a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office roundup of those accused of being involved in the county’s drug trade. He was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, sell or deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • OIB residents air concerns on fire training facility

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — An Ocean Isle Beach resident told town commissioners during the town’s first public forum of 2016 he and his family don’t want a fire training facility as their next door neighbor.

    Roberto's restaurant owner Dave Gundrum and his wife, Karen, live at 5839 Watts Road with their two children, Dave Jr. and Gracie.

    The town owns two lots adjacent to the Gundrums’ property to the west, which is also bordered to the north by the Ocean Ridge development and is a short distance from Ocean Isle Beach Park to the southwest.

  • OIB officials recognize fire department’s 40th year

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach officials recognized the town fire department’s 40th anniversary at the Tuesday, Feb. 9, town board meeting.

    The Ocean Isle Beach Fire Protection Association, originally an entirely volunteer fire department, was chartered in January 1976, Mayor Debbie Smith said. Johnnie Hill was the department’s first fire chief and the volunteer staff had only one pumper truck to respond to fire calls.

  • Man accused of setting Brunswick Forest house on fire

    A Brunswick Forest resident is charged with arson after a fire Saturday night, Feb. 6, damaged a home in the Leland subdivision.

    William James Kelim II, 34, of Walbury Court, was arrested Feb. 6 and charged with first-degree arson, breaking and entering and communicating threats for starting the fire following a domestic dispute earlier in the day, Leland police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office reports

    Deputies investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Feb. 1

    Breaking and entering, injury to real property and injury to personal property and larceny on Holden Beach Road, Holden Beach.

    Burglary, non-forced entry and larceny from a motor vehicle on Hugh Smith Road, Ash.

    Lost wallet containing $1,200 in cash on Stamp Act Drive, Bolivia.

    Fraud by someone using a credit card/ATM card to make $267.45 in unauthorized purchases on B Var Road, Supply.

  • Holden Beach Police reports

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 26

    Vandalism to a showerhead and motion sensor light causing $50 damage at an Ocean Boulevard East residence.

    Jan. 29

    Involuntary commitment orders for a Brunswick Avenue West resident.

    Jan. 30

    Communicating threats to an Ocean Boulevard West resident.

  • West Brunswick vs. Topsail boys basketball photos

    Photos from West Brunswick’s 74-58 victory Feb. 9 against Topsail.

  • Super Bowl golf: Something to try

    We tend to think golf competitions are terribly serious affairs. We either look forward to or dread club championships, member-guest days and interclub matches. We take a deep breath, tee it up and try our best to shoot the lowest round of our career, thereby ensuring a good time.

    What if we could have a great time, even if we didn’t come close to our average score?

    It can be done, and with every participant having a ripsnorting good time.

  • Super Bowl stank like a stained fish bowl