Today's News

  • '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.

  • Graduation comes to The First Tee

    On Saturday, Dalton Gore and Richard Weinacht will receive their high school diplomas from South Brunswick High School. As a result of reaching this milestone in their lives, they will also celebrate another graduation as the first participants to become alumni of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Ocean Isle Beach team wins fishing rodeo

     Bald Head Island’s 19th annual Fishing Rodeo, June 3-5 on Bald Head Island, attracted 21 boats and crews from across North Carolina to compete for the top prize. Competitors fished for wahoo, tuna and dolphin.

    Capt. Barrett McMullan and crew from Ocean Isle Beach, fishing aboard the OIFC, reeled in the first-place prize of $7,560. The winning team caught a combined weight of 246.50 pounds.

  • Scores, highlights from area golf leagues

     The Beachcombers played at Cypress Bay. Gross: Paul Michal 78; Hal Riebesehl, Jim Beairsto 85; Stu Cleveland 89. Nets: Riebesehl 63, Bill Cameron and Michal 64, Fred Ortiz, Beairsto 65. Team Stableford: Ortiz, Bob Smith and Beairsto, 23.5 points. Ortiz had the largest margin at 10.5 points. Fred Ortiz was golfer of the week.