Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Wayne D. Faust, 25, of Carrboro; charged with driving while impaired, left of center and expired registration on West First Street.

    •Matthew G. Davis, 27, of Shallotte; charged with intoxicated and disruptive at Second Street Bar and Grill.

    •Larceny from motor vehicle on East First Street; suspect took a GPS valued at $190.79.

  • Animal shelter issues, future to addressed at Aug. 5 meeting

    A preliminary meeting of the newly formed Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE) is set for 6:30 p.m. next Thursday, Aug. 5, at Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall, 3 W. Third St.

    Cheri McLain, who is in the process of obtaining nonprofit status for the fledgling animal group, is hoping RACE can work with Brunswick County Animal Services in managing the county animal shelter on Green Swamp Road.

  • Two arrested on separate charges in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A Sunset Beach woman has been charged with domestic violence.

    Christina Stanley, 44, of Great Oak Circle, was arrested July 21 on a domestic violence charge, Sunset Beach deputy chief Steve Smith said.

    Sunset Beach police also arrested and charged Samuel E. King, 49, of Ocean Haven Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, for DWI on July 23.

  • Search for missing children called off

    SUNSET BEACH—An emergency call for children missing in the ocean was called off Monday after they were found.

    Sunset Beach Fire Chief Chris Barbee said two children had been playing on boogie boards near the pier. Their parents panicked when they couldn’t find the children and summoned authorities.

  • It's show time: Cool fun and flicks await at Shallotte movie theater

    Looking for a cool place to enjoy a hot movie this summer?

    Coastal Stadium 10 at 5200 Bridgers Road in Shallotte has just the tickets.

    The air-conditioned movie theater offers daily show times of the latest 2D and 3D movies.

    The Kids Summer Series continues for the next three weeks, with $1 movies for ages 1 to 100 at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. “Night at the Museum 2” is the featured flick this Thursday.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council meets in three sessions Monday

    Discussions about fire station design, the pontoon bridge-tender house and parking committee membership are on the agenda of Sunset Beach Town Council’s monthly meeting next Monday night, Aug. 2.

    Council will also consider a resolution to alter distribution of Alcoholic Beverage Control revenue.

    The 7 p.m. meeting will be preceded by a 6:45 p.m. work session to review the draft agenda and for general council discussions.

  • Lot owner objects to Sunset Beach easement claims

    SUNSET BEACH—Margaret McCarrel is trying to fight city hall about property rights.

    McCarrel claims a town road is improperly infringing on a lot she bought five years ago at the corner of Canal Avenue and Shoreline Drive West, and she wants the town to make amends for it.

    “The lot was supposed to be .42 of an acre—18,400 square feet,” said McCarrel, referring to the undeveloped lot.

  • Raspet co-edits estate manual

    Two Smith Moore Leatherwood trust and estate attorneys, Tanya Oesterreich, based in Charlotte, and Jill Raspet, who lives in Brunswick County and is based in Wilmington, served as co-managing editors of the seventh edition of the North Carolina Estate Administration Manual as a part of their service on the Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.

  • Laughter is an infectious disease; it’s catching

     Hubby Dear sometimes comments we two are the town clowns. He opines folks invite us to parties because we invariably provide entertainment. I am not convinced he is correct in his assessment, but I do know laughter has always been good for our souls, and even our bodies.

    Over the years, I have known the joy of laughter. Sometimes, it bubbles up when I least expect the sound. It diffuses anger and heightens gladness. It softens the edge of sorrow and puts a sparkle in tearfulness. Most importantly, it is an infectious disease. 

  • Williams hosts public relations workshop

     Brunswick County resident Frank Williams, president of Pioneer Strategies Inc., facilitated a public relations workshop recently at the N.C. Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ inaugural conference in Raleigh.