Today's News

  • OIB to discuss town park master plan March 5

    Ocean Isle Beach will conduct a public meeting for the Town Park Master Plan in the Betty S. Williamson meeting hall at 3 W. Third St. in Ocean Isle Beach on Monday, March 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    The purpose of the meeting will be to review design alternatives to assist in developing the town park master plan.

    Go to oibgov.com for more information and to complete a short survey. Call Justin Whiteside, assistant town administrator, at 579-3469 for further information.

  • State Highway Patrol troopers promoted

    Seventy-seven employees of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol were recognized for promotions in a ceremony Monday, Feb. 26, at the Colonial Baptist Church in Cary.

    Sgt. E. C. Harris of Troop B, District 6, (Brunswick County) was promoted to first sergeant, Troop B, District 5 (Columbus County).

    Trooper J.C. Horniak of Troop B, District 9 (Brunswick County) was promoted to sergeant, Troop B, District 6 (New Hanover County).

    The promotions include 10 civilian and 67 sworn members from various sections within the organization.

  • Heart health community workshop March 3

    The Roosevelt & Ruth Marlow Educational and Recreational Foundation will host a “Matters of the Heart” health event from 2 to 4 p.m. March 3 at the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, 114 Wall St. in Shallotte. The session is free to attend, but space is limited.

  • Brunswick County Community Foundation accepts grant applications

    The board of advisors of the Brunswick County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded from its community grantmaking fund, board president Barbara Patten said.

    Funds are available for nonprofits that serve general charitable needs in Brunswick County. Applications are available online beginning March 2. Go to nccommunityfoundation.org for information about applying. The deadline for submitting applications is noon April 3.

  • New OIB traffic light

    The new stoplight at Causeway Drive and Culpepper Road (in front of Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department) is planned to become fully active Thursday, March 1.

    It will operate in flash mode until that time.

    Motorists are asked to use caution entering that intersection when the new light becomes active.

  • Insurance commissioner warns of Medicare scams

    North Carolina Department of Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey warns Medicare recipients to be on alert for scams.

    Beginning in April 2018 and running through April 2019, old Medicare cards will be replaced with ones that no longer show Social Security numbers. Instead, cards will have a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) that will be used for billing and to check eligibility and claim status.

  • BCC offers basic canine obedience classes

    Brunswick Community College will offer basic canine obedience and advanced canine obedience spring classes. Class dates are March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Shallotte Fire Department’s fire training grounds, 400 Forest St. Ext. NW in Shallotte.

    Basic canine obedience class

  • Orton Plantation announces beginning of controlled burn season

    Orton Plantation will begin its annual controlled burning between March 1 and May 1 on more than 6,000 acres to improve forest health, restore longleaf pine habitat.

    Trained experts conduct the controlled burns at Orton in close coordination with the North Carolina Forest Service, the North Carolina Department of Air Quality, Brunswick and New Hanover County fire departments and 911 services.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:40 p.m. Feb. 26, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 3:35 p.m. Feb. 23, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement