Today's News

  • ‘Cold, wet, windy’ doesn’t stop OIB’s Cari Van Winkle at fourth Boston Marathon

    When it rained, it poured cold, windy and tortuous at this year’s Boston Marathon.

    But even in harsh weather conditions Cari Van Winkle was unstoppable.

    The 36-year-old Ocean Isle Beach resident finished her fourth marathon last Monday, April 16, in three hours, 39 minutes and 10 seconds, according to results posted on the 122nd Boston Marathon website.

  • A pleasantly surprising start for the 2018 Atlanta Braves

     Could it be?

    Are the Atlanta Braves actually good? Is it too early to tell? Should I just ride out this heater and enjoy it while I can?

    My beloved Braves are off to a great start through the season’s first 20 games.

    “We’ve” only lost one series so far and on the heels of taking two of three games from the first-place Mets.

    Let’s take a run through the lineup and see what’s gone well to this point.

    We’ll start with the outfield.

  • Calabash questions fire fees

    CALABASH — Town officials brought questions about fire fees and emergency response calls to an informal meeting last week with Brunswick County Emergency Services director Brian Watts.

    Preliminary estimated numbers outlined by Watts on a worksheet at the April 17 meeting show a proposed 14 percent fire fee increase for the Calabash Fire Department for the next fiscal year 2018-2019, even though the department has not requested any increase.

  • Poulin leads Trojans to 11-4 win over Laney

    Senior Ana Poulin scored four goals and dished out three assists as West Brunswick defeated Laney 11-4 in a varsity women’s lacrosse game on April 17 in Shallotte.

    The Trojans held a four-goal halftime lead and extended the advantage in the second half to complete the regular-season sweep of the Buccaneers.

    Sophomore Cecelia Vergara four goals and had an assist, while junior Gwenna Gentle added a pair of goals and three assists in the victory.

  • One-run wins push Trojans’ winning streak to 15 games

     West Brunswick’s varsity softball team lost a 3-2 contest to Ashley in early March and hasn’t lost since then.

    The Trojans (16-1, 9-1) earned a pair of victories by one run last week to extend their winning streak to 15 games, which is three games shy of matching last year’s school record of 18 consecutive victories.

  • Wine events flow this weekend

    Celebrate the grape at two annual fundraising wine events planned this weekend.

    The Museum of Coastal Carolina Wine Fest pours from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Sample a variety of vino from around the world. Enjoy tasty treats from local restaurants, bid on interesting and unique live and silent auction items, socialize with friends and neighbors and support two of the area’s best attractions at this annual event to benefit the museum and its sibling Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

  • Celebrate Days at the Dock this weekend

    It’s time once again to usher in spring at the annual Days at the Dock festival Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, under the Intracoastal Waterway bridge on Jordan Boulevard.

    Sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association, highlights include more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and a schedule of events including entertainment and the festival’s trademark bopple race Sunday.


    9 a.m. opening ceremony/West Brunswick Jazz Band

    9 a.m.-9 p.m. miniature golf contest/Fantasy Isle booth

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 17-20 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    April 17

    Someone broke into a motor vehicle on Elderberry Lane and stole a laptop.

    Harassing social media comments reported on Sea Borne Way.

    Property damage (front window broken) on Magnolia Drive. 

    April 18

    Someone broke into a garage on Ocean Harbour Golf Club Drive SW took several power tools.

    April 19

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:16 a.m. April 24, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:39 a.m. April 23, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement