Today's News


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

    •Breaking and entering on East Third Street.

    •Property damage and hit and run on Causeway Drive.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from employer on Causeway Drive.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on West Second Street.

    •Property damage on Raeford Street.

  • Fullwood to teach at Rochester Institute of Technology

    Emerson U. Fullwood, former Xerox Corp. vice president and executive chief of staff and marketing officer for Xerox North America, has been named the newest Frederick H. Minett Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. Fullwood will teach a course in business leadership, management and marketing.

    In 2004, Fullwood was named corporate vice president of Xerox Corp. and executive chief of staff and marketing officer for Xerox North America’s $9 billion business.

  • Tripp one of five selected for biology scholarship

    Kelly Tripp, a biology teacher at West Brunswick High School, is one of five biology teachers throughout the nation selected for the Miller Levine Tropical Biology Scholarship.

    Ken Miller and Joe Levine, authors of “Pearson’s Miller and Levine Biology Book,” chose Tripp’s essay from more than 100 submitted.

  • BCC to offer continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) at BCC offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • Roberts wins $10,000 in Rumble in the Jungle

    The seventh annual Rumble In the Jungle king mackerel fishing tournament took place Saturday at the Harborgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. The tournament is put on by the Little River Inlet Saltwater Fishing Club and attracted 151 boats this year.

    The winner, taking the $10,000 first prize, was James H. Roberts II, of Shallotte. He caught a 35.60-pound king mackerel taken from the rough and choppy waters that plagued the fishermen all day.

  • Tips on catching pompano and speckled trout

    Off-and-on spot fishing has been a staple of the last few weeks, and local area piers have had some good spot runs. It’s mainly been a matter of being at the exact right place and the exact right time. Meanwhile, two other fish are taking up some of the slack when the spot aren’t cooperating. They are pompano on the ocean side and speckled trout inshore.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Fall kingfish continue biting at the coast

    Fall arrived in September like a lion, but since that time, it has stumbled along like a drunken sailor.

    For the most part, it’s been unseasonably warm over the past few weeks and the result has been that water temperatures have continued in the mid-70s, which is not a bad thing at all as king and Spanish mackerel prefer this range. The result has been continuing action within sight of land for both kings and Spanish, along with bountiful supplies of baitfish running the surf.

  • Golf action


    The Beachcombers played a four-man, two low nets tournament Friday at Beachwood. The winners with a score of 120 (–24) were Paul Michal, Roger Dunham, Gary Gutheil and Stu Cleveland. In second were Bob Smith, Dan O’Connor, Ed Hennessey and Harry Haggerty with a 123. Low scores for the day were Paul Michal, 77; Harry Haggerty, 80; and Stu Cleveland and Gary Gutheil, 82. Paul Michal was voted golfer of the week.


  • Brunswick County Intercultural Festival

     Brunswick County residents came out to celebrate diversity Sunday, Oct. 4, at the fifth annual Brunswick County Intercultural Festival. The festival was at Brunswick Community College and featured song, dance, food and crafts that celebrated the world's cultures.